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What do "Fragile" stickers on checked baggage do?

When traveling by air and checking bags, some airlines will let you declare an item as fragile and put stickers on the box or bag. How common is this policy? What do the fragile stickers do (i.e. how ...
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How can you protect a fragile object like bottle of champagne in your baggage against breaking?

I tend to bring something quite fragile with me as cabin luggage. On my next journey I want to bring a special bottle of champagne (because of sentimental reasons). Unfortunately you can't bring a ...
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Why would I want a hard-shell suitcase (for air travel)?

I'm about to buy a suitcase (something I don't do often). I've only ever had fabric-shell rather than hard-shell cases, and I'm almost sure that's what I'm going to buy again, but I was wondering - ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

My wife uses a compression machine to treat lymphedema, which is a result of her breast cancer treatment several years ago. She needs to use the machine almost daily, otherwise her arm swells, which ...
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How do I transport fragile items?

I'm moving from one country to another every 0.5-1 year. Mostly Europe and Asia. Among all the things that I need for life, there is one thing that I have to sell and buy each time I'm moving: a good ...
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Does declaring your baggage as fragile do anything good?

When flying, you’re asked if your checked bags have anything fragile. If you answer yes then they put a fragile sticker or tag on the bag, but they also make you sign a liability waiver. It seems to ...
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How to pack a desktop PC for overseas travel?

I am moving overseas and I would like to put clothes in my PC to help the parts not move and be safe. I am worried about static electricity. I was wondering if anti-static bags will help and you said ...
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Can I take balloons on a flight?

Mother's day in my family always involves a bouquet of balloons. Mom wanted to take the balloons we gave her home on the plane but in this hyper security aware atmosphere we doubted it was possible. ...
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Desireable form of container for transporting cans of beer in luggage

I was intending to bring some beer back home in my check-in luggage. From reading some of the previous questions on StackExchange, I know that transporting beer in glass bottles is safe and practical, ...
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Can I simply bubble wrap a cardboard box and check it on a US domestic flight?

I wish to take a computer monitor with me on vacation. I possess the original cardboard box and the Styrofoam. Unfortunately I do not have a suitcase with the same dimensions. I was hoping that I ...
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Flying with motorcycling gear

I'm planning a trip to recover a motorcycle from a distant city. The ideal trip would be flying to that location and coming back riding the bike, but that would require me to transport my riding gear ...
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The screen on my laptop I checked in has stopped working. Could I claim something? [closed]

The touch screen on my new laptop has stopped working after I checked it in at Baltimore, MD. I was travelling with British Airways. Can I claim any compensation?
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Packing sensitive electronics for flight

My girlfriend is flying from to Missouri later this month to visit her family. Her sister, in Missouri, wants her to bring her game consoles so they can play games together. She will also be visiting ...
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Can I take a 24" computer monitor on board?

I am not a frequent traveler, at least not yet. I would like to know if a 24" computer monitor in its original box the size of a large luggage would be allowed on board a plane even for an extra ...
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Is there plastic wrapping center at Stuttgart Airport?

Is there any web site from where I can receive information of where I can find plastic wrapping centers at airports? I will be taking an early morning flight (7:00) from Stuttgart and I would like to ...
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Travelling with hiking poles as checked-in luggage

I'll be going on a hiking trip soon. The backpack is small and I'm going to keep it with me as a carry on. The hiking poles telescope down, but still stick out of the bag. Plus I've read hiking poles ...
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Transporting fragile ceramics in carry-on with Ryanair

I have 16 Ceramics plates and Ceramics drinking set (9.5 kg), can I carry them from Belgium to France as hand-luggage on a flight? I am flying with Ryanair. Below are a few pictures of the items.
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Is it possible to check in plastic storage boxes on an Air Canada international flight?

I'm moving to Canada from New York and I'm just checking in baggage along with plastic storage boxes. I'm trying to figure out the safest and most secure way to close the boxes. Any suggestions? Is ...
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Bicycle helmet and backpack as carry-on in the US?

I'd like to fly somewhere for a weekend bicycle ride. Is it possible to attach my bike helmet to a small backpack (one of those used for a 2L water pouch) and call it a carry-on? (The bike itself is ...
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Watercolor tubes and porcelain palettes on plane cargo

I'm travelling from Portland, USA to Florianopolis, Brazil and I wonder if I can check in 15mL metal tubes of watercolor without being damaged by the pressure in the cargo. It will be a total of 4 ...
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Same flight number, intermediate stopover. Is baggage offloaded?

I'm flying on CI66 and CI55: CI66 flies via BKK, and CI55 flies via SYD. I might check some non-valuable (but fragile) items in my checked luggage, but I'm worried about how frequently the luggage ...
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Is it safe to check in a telescope in its original packaging?

I live in India, and I'm visiting the US soon. I'm thinking of buying a telescope in the US, and checking it in, in its original packaging. The hope is that if the telescope survived the domestic ...
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Flying with fragile items on KLM

I am looking to take a few lamp shades on a KLM flight to Amsterdam and, from there, on to Delhi. Do I need permission from KLM to take them in the cabin, or I can take them with me when I board?
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Can fly fishing rod (inside tube) be taken as carry-on on international flights?

I am planning a trip from Hong Kong to New Zealand towards the end of this year and I want to bring my fly fishing rod. I am planning to purchase a tube to put my 4-piece rod inside and the tube has ...
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Checking ski equipment on plane

I'm taking my skis with me on a plane for the first time, and so I'm a little unsure of the best practices to make sure everything arrives safely. Equipment: How can I make sure my skis arrive in two ...
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Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...
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What is the safest way to pack syrup on a long-haul flight? [duplicate]

I would like to bring some homemade syrup on a long-haul flight which requires a flight transfer. I am thinking of putting it into some empty 500ml plastic mineral water bottles. How to make sure it ...
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Gatwick Airport bag-drop information (WizzAir, South Terminal)?

I am looking for information on how to check my luggage at Gatwick Airport (flying with WizzAir). I can't find much and the airports official page (https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-...
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Is it allowed to carry 24" LED Monitor inside checkin luggage to Australia?

I'm planning wrap my 24" computer monitor with clothes and pack it inside my checkin luggage. Will this be allowed with airport security? I even have a rigifoam box which I can use to put the ...
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How do I make a reservation for shipping a bicyle with Turkish Airlines?

I will soon be travelling from Venice (Italy) to Seoul (South Korea). I plan to bring a bicycle with me. My first option is to travel via Turkish Airlines, which carries bikes with reservation ...
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Can I opt out of checking carry-on at the gate?

The other day I was one of the last passengers to board a (domestic US) flight, and my carry-on bag was checked at the gate without asking. I suppose this was due to lack of space in overhead bins (...
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Additional baggage (computer equipment) on Qatar Airways -travelling from Yerevan (EVN) to Chennai(MAA)

I am travelling with my PC, so the actual computer + case and monitor have their own cases ... That makes 2 pieces but they weigh only around 15 kg together. In my booking i have 2 pieces - total 40 ...
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Travelling with research equipment

I will be travelling to Japan from the US soon to conduct a three week research program with some colleagues. I would like to bring some of the fragile research equipment with me in my carry-on. The ...
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Protect fragile items with biodegradable foam packing in a flight checked luggage

Someone is planning to bring fragile items (eg. glass bottle, steel bar, lamp, or electronics without Lithium battery) in a flight checked luggage. That person tries to protect those fragile items ...
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Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane?

Is there any regulation on how much shock a checked-in baggage can receive when traveling by plane? If not, do some airports/airlines have some commitments or guidelines on it?
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How can I safely pack a printer in checked baggage?

My grandparents' HP OfficeJet 8710 costed $250 CAD (after tax, Environmental Handling Fee, and delivery), but they foolishly discarded the packaging which could've been reused to cushion the printer. ...
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