Questions tagged [luggage]

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How can I fly with a guitar?

During my upcoming holiday to the USA I'm thinking about buying a new guitar as the exchange rate is extremely favorable. Excuse my naivety but I have never flown with a guitar before. What is a ...
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KLM refused luggage return during 3 day delay

I was due to fly out from Amsterdam to Nice yesterday, but the flight was cancelled by KLM. The soonest available flight they will give me is in 3 days time. I accepted that as I have no real other ...
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Taking 400 ml mustard oil in checked in luggage to Slovenia

In light of the edible mustard oil ban in EU, can I still take 400ml mustard oil in checked-in baggage? I am traveling from India.
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Checking in storage bags for the international flights

Can I check in storage bags (duffel bag) at airport? Japan Airline (JAL) and I'm using their aircraft 789 for my international flight between US and Japan. I am asking about checking in storage bag as ...
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How to carry two check-in luggage in United in March 2021?

As of March 2021, we can carry only one check in luggage (per person) in New Delhi - New York United flight. We can pay $100 for an extra check-in luggage. I was wondering if there is any cheaper way ...
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Where does the typical 23kg/32kg limit for checked in luggage for international flights come from?

23kg/32kg is the typical limit for checked in luggage for international flights: 23kg free of charge, 32kg if willing to pay. Where do these limits come from?
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If a flight ticket indicates that the maximum luggage weight is “50 lb/23kg”, is the limit 50lb or 23kg?

23kg = 50.7 lb. I know that typically the check-in counter agents would allow check-in luggage to be above 1 lb the maximum free authorized weight, but just in case some agent decides to strictly ...
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Flight cost from A->B/B->A is $2k more than C->A->B/B->A->C. What are the dos and don'ts

Lets say I live in A(USA) and need travel to B(Asia). The cost of a ticket from A->B is $2000 more than a ticket from C(USA) -> A(USA) -> B(Asia). C and A are 90 minutes apart and there are ...
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should i pay any extra tax in airport if i bring newly built computer in check-in luggage? [duplicate]

May question may be duplicate, but what I'm looking here is a clear answers and explanation. So, yeah. Due to high shortage and demands on graphic cards, I plan to build my custom pc completely in US(...
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Can airlines open your checked-in luggage without telling you?

Because of the specific way I close the zippers, many times I noticed that when I received my checked-in luggage, it was opened and carelessly closed at some point in the journey. Nothing was missing, ...
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PVC pipes in checked baggage

I need to send a PVC pipe in my checked baggage. I want to store a rolled up painting inside it so buying one at my destination isn't a solution or option. I am worried that it looks like a missile or ...
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Carry on baggage allowance - Confused about these sizes

I got the following information from the respective websites about each airlines carry on baggage allowance: Emirates 7KG 55x38x20cm Turkish 8KG 55x40x23cm Copa 10KG ...
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Can I take portable speakers with lithium batteries as carry-on on an Air India flight?

I am travelling from Lucknow to Bengaluru. I already have my Phone (4500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery), and a power bank (2000mAh Lithium Polymer Battery) with me. I want to carry this item boat ...
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Assuring luggage isn't lost with short layover

I have a flight with Delta from Philadelphia to Atlanta (19:18 to 21:47), and then a flight with KLM from Atlanta to Amsterdam (22:40 to 12:55). I spoke with Delta and KLM and they said my luggage ...
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Flying with a desktop computer (as checked luggage)

On an upcoming trip, I will be taking a desktop computer and monitor as checked luggage (on a United/Continental flight). What should I be aware of when doing this? What needs to be done to properly ...
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When should I use a green Star Alliance “Transfer” flag on my airline bag tag?

When checking in for my TAP Air Portugal flight this week at Heathrow Airport, I noticed that the self check-in kiosks had stacks of bright green bag tag flags. These flags were printed with the Star ...
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EasyJet underseat bag size

In the new policy for easyJet, passengers are only allowed to carry a small underseat cabin bag with the measures 45x36x20. Has anybody actually measured an easyJet bag cage and can share the real ...
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can i bring 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? traveling with lufthansa and aeroflot

Can I bring a 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? It is for a pvc bow. It doesn't look like a bow and I'm not bringing arrows. If I can bring it, will I have to pay an extra fee? I'm also bringing a ...
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Are workstation monitors safe to pack in checked luggage?

I need to take my monitors for my workstation with me. Can I pack them in checked luggage? I have two monitors and they are 13 1/2 inches length by 16 inches width.
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Can I add checked bags after online check-in (American)

I have an international flight with American (booked through BA). Am I able to add additional checked bags after I have completed online check-in when at the airport, as I was unable to do so online ...
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What is the step by step procedure of transfer from international terminal to domestic terminal at Newark Airport?

I am an Indian Citizen and I will be having a negative Covid Test report with me. My flight is United Airlines from Bombay (BOM) to Newark(EWR) and going to Boston (BOS) via Chicago (ORD) via a ...
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Can I pack a cardboard box as checked luggage?

As mentioned in another question, I'm planning on traveling with a desktop computer as checked baggage. After considering the options, I've decided to take it in its original cardboard box (used for ...
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Connecting flights on different tickets, same PNR

I am travelling with China Southern Airlines on an itinerary that looks like this: Outbound: XXX – Beijing (PEK) Return, 14 days later: Shanghai (SHA) – Guangzhou (CAN) – XXX, where XXX is my home ...
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Do I have to collect my bags if I have multiple layovers?

I have a flight to Australia in January. I booked through Air NZ. My journey goes: Vancouver - LAX LAX - Auckland Auckland - Brisbane. I booked the flight under one ticket itiniery. My question is, I ...
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Are magnets still a problem as luggage on air travel?

I have just read through 32 pages of luggage instructions by Air France and magnets are not mentioned at all. But the page says that the list is not complete. It does not say where to find the rest. I ...
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Are my scuba fins likely to be acceptable “personal items” for air travel?

In January I will be traveling to Belize for a week, and intend to do a fair bit of scuba diving. For that, I'd like to bring my 26" fins, and ideally, I'd like to avoid checking a bag, so I don'...
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Purchase additional checked baggage

I am looking at a flight in Kayak and Cheapoair. In both places, I see a SAS flight with ticket category GoLight that has 1 checked baggage included. But in the SAS website, I see no checked baggage ...
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Can I recheck-in bag at Paris

I am travelling from Dublin, Ireland to Delhi, India via Paris (CDG). My first flight is Aer Lingus and the next one is Air India, and the ticket from my booking agency says I need to recheck-in my ...
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Rechecked luggage for a connected flight on the SAME airline

I'm traveling from Jamaica to Cancun, Mexico via Panama...my question is: do I need to claim checked bag in Panama or will my bags follow me right through to Mexico? I booked the flight on 1 ticket. #...
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JFK International to Domestic Baggage Drop

My wife and kids are arriving in JFK in a couple of weeks (Air India) and have a flight to Atlanta (Delta). Separate tickets but they have enough connection time. My question is about baggage. I ...
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During a transfer at Heathrow, do I need to transfer my baggage?

I am checking baggage on a US to UK flight with a change in airlines at Heathrow. United to UK, then British Air to Denmark. Do I have to claim my bags and leave the security area to recheck in or is ...
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Question about Transfer at EWR from Terminal B to Terminal C with 6 check-in bag of luggage

I am flying from India to Newark (EWR) arriving at terminal B and then flying from Terminal C from Newark (EWR) to Houston. Both are separate ticket and i have to complete my immigration/custom at ...
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Flying with Emirates and confused about luggage

I'm flying with Emirates and on the ticket it states 1x40kg. Am I safe to say that that limit cannot be exceeded? Also I'm traveling with someone so can I book extra luggage on one ticket because ...
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Does the airport security/ TSA know how to open zipperless hardshell luggage?

I have bought a piece of hard-shell zipperless luggage from Carlton, which I will be check-in in during my Europe trip. The locking mechanism of this bag is not based on zippers but on click locks, ...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

Background: First time in The Netherlands, I am going to study at Delft. My accommodation is located on Schiedam, just around the Schiedam Centrum, so I plan to journey with train from Schiphol ...
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Small suitcase with top-loading? Does it exist?

I usually just use carry-ons because I can take out and put stuff in without having to lay it down horizontally but due a recent physical issue I need a suitcase that can be loaded and unloaded from ...
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Why does typically nobody check whether one picked up one's own luggage at the airport's luggage claim area?

Airports have many checks, but typically none in the luggage claim area. Why does typically nobody check whether one picked up one's own luggage (and not somebody else's or forgetting one's luggage) ...
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What does the 10 digit code on luggage tags represent?

I have observed that baggage tags for commercial carriers have a 10 digit code on the bottom which appears to be a part of a universal baggage handling argot, see this picture... The number appears ...
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Included baggage for long haul flight with Lufthansa

I'm searching on Skyscanner for a flight for Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Toronto (YYZ) for the dates 29 May 2021 - 19 June 2021. This is the result's link. I select the cheapest one: Then I go to the page ...
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How can I know if my airline will check my bags through all the itinerary?

I have decided to post a meta Q&A, without claiming any reputation for my own answer, both for my own interest in the topic and the large number of questions "will airline check bag all the ...
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Do I have to handle my bags when transiting in Istanbul?

I booked a flight from Fiji to the UK via Auckland - Hong Kong - Istanbul - Gatwick. Do I have to claim my baggage in Hong Kong? We will change airlines there from Air NZ to Turkish Air.
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Bicycle Transport Venice Airport

We (2 people) are traveling to Venice by bike and we plan to fly back from Marco Polo Airport. We will stay in Venice for a couple of days after. We will park the bike in the San Marco Bike garage (...
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Bag straps get stiff?

I have a Timbuk2 backpack, and recently on international flights I have noticed that the nylon straps are stiff when I’m deplaning. Within an hour or so they return to their normal pliable state. Has ...
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Re check bags at Dublin stop over? Travelling Heathrow to San Francisco on Aer Lingus

I'm flying From Heathrow to San Francisco with a stopover in Dublin. The flights were booked as one ticket, both Aer Lingus. However, as Dublin has US Preclearance, will I need to claim my luggage at ...
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Eithad preclearance at Abu Dhabi, landing at JFK, connecting flight at LGA and checked in baggage

I'll be doing US customs preclearance at Abu Dhabi airport and landing at JFK airport. But my connecting flight is at LGA. Do I have to claim my checked in luggage at JFK and then recheck it at LGA or ...
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Last time I arrived by train in Wien Hauptbahnhof with 3 airplane checked baggage sized bags (23 kg each), transferred to a local train to Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) train station, and there was ...
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Will airlines offload luggage if a passenger does not board?

I am flying from from BOM-IAH with a baggage allowance of 2 bags of 23kg each for check-in luggage. On the return, I booked a flight from AMD-BOM on Air India which only allows for 1 bag with 25 KG in ...
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Flying to Africa by Qatar Airways - baggage question

I'm flying to Africa with Qatar Airways. Baggage allowance shows as 30 kg but I was wondering if I can take two bags that weigh 23kg each instead of a single bag
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Bundling together items to meet baggage allowance?

Some airlines allow only 1 item as your baggage allowance. If you are travelling with two or my items of checked luggage, and their combined weight is still below the weight limit, do airlines ...
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How much do roof racks hurt gas mileage?

I'm going on a big national car trip, and I want to increase cargo space by getting a roof rack, but I'm wondering how much the additional drag will increase my gas bill. Is there any way to figure ...

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