Questions tagged [luggage]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a (slightly) damaged suitcase be used as checked luggage?

I have a suitcase which was damaged on a previous flight, the top handle was ripped off. There is no "structural damage", the handle base is still there. Will I have issues when checking in the case ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carrying items for other people in my baggage

I will be on a trip with my wife to the US and then head to EU for several weeks. My friends have already asked me to purchase or pick up items in the countries we visit. I'd love to do this for them, ...
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How to declare value of checked in luggage?

In case of lost baggage, based on what does the airlines calculate value of lost baggage (and reimburse)? The replies to this question suggest buying insurance, but if one doesn't want to do that is ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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When booking elsewhere, how do you know what Virgin Australia ticket type you will get?

When booking on the Virgin Australia website, it shows there being 4 different kinds of booking classes, along with details of what is and isn't included in them (eg flexibility and bags) However, it ...
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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 ...
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Bringing plants on a plane from US to Denmark

I have a few small house plants I'd like to take home to Denmark when I leave the US. They're small enough so I can uproot them and pack them with wet paper in a tupperware box. And they can withstand ...
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Which backpack theft protection features are there, and which of them work?

While wearing a backpack, what are common/known ways how someone might steal things out of your backpack (or even the whole backpack altogether)? Which backpack security features can protect against ...
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Can I leave Istanbul airport on a 22-hour layover without taking my luggage?

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
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Where to leave luggage in Gdansk?

Is there another place than the station to leave luggage in Gdansk, Poland? I was in the station, and there were around 10 lockers all full. I am not sure if I was in the right place though. I am not ...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from British Airways to Aer Lingus (Brussels>LHR>Cork)?

I'll be flying from Brussels (Belgium) to Cork (Ireland). I'm planning on doing this with British Airways. Now if I look at possible flights, I see that there is always a company change in Heathrow. ...
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Do I need transit visa if I have to recheck my checked-in baggage for a layover in Dubai?

I am buying ticket for Delhi from Kiev with layover at Dubai. On the ticket it is written Recheck of checked luggage needed. Airline is from kiev - Ukranian international airline to Dubai then ...
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Check-in luggage at connecting flight in Toronto

My mom will be travelling from Europe to Canada (Winnipeg) soon and I've been researching how to streamline the transfers for her, as she doesn't speak English. She will be travelling from Warsaw to ...
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Luggage storage options at Heathrow airport?

In case the airline will not store my luggage for a 15 hour layover, is there a place in the LHR airport or in Admirals Club to store it?
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Changing baggage final destination - hidden-city ticketing

I found a very reasonable flight from MEM to HKG that goes through NRT for only $977. Most flights that go to NRT now from MEM are around $2000 these days. So, I was wondering if I took the MEM to HKG ...
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flying out of US with four (4) mechanical keyboards

I am flying out of the US (to a European destination) and I need to take four (4) mechanical keyboards (computer keyboards) to a destination with me. Each of the mechanical keyboards has the size of ...