Questions tagged [gate-check]

When you have a bag that would normally be carry-on (cabin baggage), but the airline requires (or allows) you to check it at the gate, and have it placed in the cargo hold instead.

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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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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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What unusual requirements are placed on baggage when flying on a very small aircraft?

Most experienced air travelers are aware that smaller, regional/commuter-type aircraft (regional jets and turboprop airliners) have undersized overhead baggage compartments that force large carryon ...
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Can I gate check a laptop with the cabin laptop ban?

Some flights prohibit laptops in the cabin. Under such circumstances, can one gate check the laptop? The risk of loss should be lower compared to regular checked luggage, and perhaps the traveller ...