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How to handle checked baggage when transiting international to domestic at DEL?

There are a couple of questions on this forum that address international transfers at Delhi airport, and whether checked luggage has to be reclaimed in the process or not. This answer links to ...
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Wheeled backpack with waist strap? [closed]

So I have some back problems, and my physio recommended a rolling backpack. But unfortunately, none of them seem to come with a waist strap. Sometimes I will use the shoulder straps of a backpack when ...
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Which countries force all arriving international passengers to claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection?

I read on this answer by phoog: Your layover is in a country where all arriving international passengers must claim their luggage for the purpose of customs inspection. In this case, the bag is ...
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How do I cheaply carry a separate extra check-in bag in domestic flights in India? [duplicate]

I have booked a (return) ticket from Boston to New Delhi. In this flight, I'll be carrying two 23 kg bags. However, My destination is Kolkata. So, I'll be buying another (return) ticket from New Delhi ...
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Why is it that the small barcode on the stickers placed on one's check-in bags generally cannot be accessed by airport staff after 72 hours?

I read on https://www.ausbt.com.au/this-simple-trick-helps-ensure-your-suitcase-arrives-on-the-belt (mirror): Even if you do attach a bingo [= small barcode sticker on one's check-in bags or on the ...
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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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How to dispose of a broken suitcase at an airport?

Recently I had to catch a flight from New Delhi to Frankfurt. On arriving at the airport, I realized that my suitcase was broken at the bottom near the wheels. Probably due to its rough handling ...
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Can I fly with a robot as a passenger instead of shipping it as luggage?

Can I book a ticket for my C-3PO human-size figure and let it have a seat instead of paying extra money to have it shipped? I couldn't find a law which says the passenger has to have a soul, its all ...
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What exactly is unaccompanied baggage? How do I use it?

This is my first time on a flight. So pardon me for the question. My luggage weighs more than the specified limit. I read elsewhere that in order to avoid excess baggage fee, one can send the luggage ...
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Dealing with smelly travel daypacks?

This came from an idea I saw on another website's thread that wasn't getting much love. When travelling, especially in hot, humid regions, you tend to sweat - especially in the back area where your ...
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How can you have luggage moved cheaply within England, if you do not care about delivery speed?

My grandmother will be travelling within England (London, Cambridge, Portsmouth) for the next year. Her health problems prohibit moving her 3 suitcases herself WITHIN England; each weighs 25 kg and ...
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Key vs. combo lock security for international travel

I leave on my trip next month, and I wanted to buy locks for my backpack since I'll certainly be passing through crowded areas of the city where it may be difficult for me to notice a pickpocket ...
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Can I use German Rail Luggage Service to send luggage from Frankfurt Main Airport to Airbnb in Chemnitz?

I want to use Bahn Gepaeckservice to send my luggage from Frankfurt Main Airport to an Airbnb in Chemnitz. The Airbnb is a private apartment. I'm a tourist and do not live in Germany. The Bahn's web ...
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How can I bring a broken tablet on an airplane to the US?

Earlier this year when in America I bought a Nexus 7 tablet and brought it with me to Argentina. The tablet stopped working shortly after arrival and nothing I tried to do made it work. By chance I'm ...
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How are you supposed to pack your bicycle when taking it as luggage on an airplane?

I will need to take my bicycle on a flight with me, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to pack it. Some websites claim it's sufficient to pack the bike in plastic, but I'm not certain if that's enough ...
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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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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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Can I carry roller blades in cabin baggage?

Can I put roller blades into a bag and fly with it as my cabin baggage with Ryanair? EDIT: There were no problems with roller blades at the airports.
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PEK-ORD-YYZ - Re-check Luggage in Chicago?

Baggage checked from Beijing to Toronto (via Chicago) on United. Will I need to collect luggage in Chicago and re-check for final leg from Chicago to Toronto?
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Compensation for delayed baggage on international United flight

My bag on an international flight with United Airlines was delayed. The bag got delivered at its destination about 36 hours after I arrived. During that time, not only did I not have clothes to change ...
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Checked baggage size limits

I am going to be flying Emirates, which limits checked baggage to 30kg, but doesn't appear to have specific size limits for luggage. I am going to be buying some new luggage and I would like to ...
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Can I check-through luggage with Air China (domestic to international)?

My flight itinerary is from Nanjing (China) to Milan (Italy) with one stop in Beijing (China). Both flights are via Air China. Can anybody tell me if my baggage will be checked all the way through? ...
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Will my luggage transfer during an 18h layover in Changi?

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate question or not, but mine is specifically for Changi airport in Singapore. The airline is Singapore Airlines. My flight is from DPS->SIN (Flight 939) and will ...
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Can I bring warming pads on the plane?

I am going to visit Lapland soon, and coming from the warm climate of Israel, I am sure to feel the cold. In addition to buying a good coat and other gear, I also bought warming pads. Specifically, ...
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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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Is it possible to short-check part of my baggage in a connecting flight?

I'll be traveling from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Paris (ORY) with a connecting flight in Lisbon (LIS). All flights are with TAP (Air Portugal) and there is a 3 hour wait in Lisbon. Is it possible to ...
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What size can my checked luggage be on Kuwait Airways?

It says on Kuwait Airways website that 3 dimensions shall not exceed 158 cm. Does this mean the length, width and depth can be any size, just that they need to all add up to 158cm? I have never been ...
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How strict are luggage restrictions on the Incarail train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)?

I found on incarail.com website that: In addition, that large baggage is not permitted on the train service. We recommend that you take the necessary precautions and carry equipment baggage not ...
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Metal flasks with baby food in a plane

Are you allowed to bring a metal flask (0.5l) with (warm) baby food inside through the security on the airport? I am flying internationally from London Luton and returning from Warsaw, Poland.
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What does "Baggage Allowance 1PC" mean on an SAS flight reservation?

I booked a flight through the Corte Ingles Viajes site, going from Oslo to Barcelona with SAS. It says in the confirmation email that I have a 1-piece baggage allowance. Does it mean that I am allowed ...
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Which tracker can reliably and accurately track luggage?

In the movies, we often see a small device placed on something or someone which then allows the device to be tracked to its location or even while moving. It would be fantastic to have a similar thing ...
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Baggage rule for international traveller on domestic flight

I will be travelling from Minneapolis to Chicago on a domestic flight to catch an international flight to India. What rule will be applied for my baggage from Minneapolis to Chicago?
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Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?

I was traveling from India to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via Montreal by connecting flight. My airline's (Qatar) agent told me in India that you will get your baggage at the final destination (...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from United Airlines to LuxAir at Munich airport?

I am traveling on United Airlines to Munich and then connecting to LuxAir. Will my checked in luggage be automatically transfered to the LuxAir flight or do I have to do it myself?
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Shipping luggage vs. checking it for US domestic air travel

I heard recently that, when traveling domestically in the U.S., it is better to ship your bags using a courier service rather than check them in. According to the source, this has three advantages: ...
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Taking a tripod on an Aeroflot, Kingfisher or Air India flight?

May I carry a tripod as carry-on luggage or do I have to check it in when on an international flight? Having it strapped to my backpack is fine during my trip but I'm worried it might get stuck ...
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Air travel with lighters

In Southeast Asia I anticipate purchasing multiple, old Zippo lighters to bring to the United States. I've attempted this previously but the lighters disappeared from my checked luggage in either ...
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Can I weigh my luggage at San Francisco airport for free?

This might be a piece of cake question for people going to the airports usually. Is there any way to weigh my luggage before going to the kiosk of the airliner to take my ticket? If so, some rough ...
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What is 1PC baggage allowance for Jetstar Asia Air?

I booked on the Travel up travel agency and have a flight from Denpasar to Singapore and i cannot find the weight allowance. Travel up says i have 1PC but it does not specify what this is. I was able ...
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Green baggage tag to non-EU destination

I had recently flown from an EU country (Italy) to a non-EU one (Albania) and I noticed that my checked baggage had green bands on the tags. However, I thought that they were only used in intra-EU ...
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Personal Item On Spirit Airlines

Is a laptop bag considered a personal item on Spirit Airlines? I know I can bring a small backpack but was not clear what a personal item represented.
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Travel with an empty stroller?

On an international flight (with connections) I am planning on bringing a stroller... with no baby! Will they make me pay for a 2nd luggage? What am I supposed to do with it?
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Travel protection bag OK at airport?

I have a travel protection bag in which my whole suitcase fits. It's just a nylon zippered suitcase-size bag with a handle; when the suitcase is in it the whole thing just looks just like a lumpy ...
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What happens to my checked-in luggage if I skip the final leg of a multi-stop flight? [duplicate]

Looking for a flight from Chicago to Scotland in the summer, and the cheapest by far is to fly Toronto-Edinburgh. Outbound flight is direct while return flight connects through Chicago. I want to get ...
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Where can I leave luggage in Berlin and be able to pick it late at night?

I will have a very early flight from Berlin. I was therefore considering going directly to the airport and wait for the flight skipping the night in an hotel. In any case I would still like to have ...
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How to fly to multiple destinations and luggages?

We are flying from USA to Greece and from Greece to Africa. Can i have some luggage send straight from the US airport to Africa so i don't have to drag them to Greece with me?
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Can I carry 5 mobile phones to US from India?

I am planning to carry 5 mobile phones with me to US from India. All the phones are new but unpacked. I have laptop too. Am planning to carry evrything in my hand luggage. Is that fine? Or will this ...
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Do Etihad airways take dimensions of the check in baggage seriously?

I am planning to travel with Etihad Airways (Economy) to the US. I have a check-in bag of dimensions 72cm x 45cm x 30cm and it weighs less than 23 kgs. However, on the Etihad website, they have ...
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Customs and luggage clearance, international flights via USA

I have been checking for similar questions for the past 2 hours but I could not find a reply. I am really sorry if this has been asked before. With the following itinerary: Cancun, Mexico (CUN) to ...
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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...