Questions tagged [luggage]

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Are tennis rackets allowed in airplane cabins in the US?

I have a friend coming over this Christmas who wanted to bring along his tennis racket. Though the recreation center at my university is probably going to be closed, the access to the tennis courts ...
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Left luggage facilities in train stations in France or sending luggage from France to Spain?

After some time in Nice, I'm doing the Camino 'Le Puy - Pamplona' track (5-6 week walk) and was hoping to leave the rest of my luggage in a train station either in Lyon or Nice. Does anyone know if ...
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“Only hand luggage is included”

I'm travelling with British Airways from Zurich to London City Airport, and my ticket says "Only hand luggage is included in the ticket". Now, according to the British Airways website hand baggage ...
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How does excess luggage work on Polish trains?

I booked a seat on the Warsaw-Torun train for tomorrow. The FAQ on the PKP Intercity website says that if you're carrying baggage that won't fit overhead or under the seat, that you need to pay an ...
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Can I remove other people's baggage from a conveyor in baggage reclaim?

The other day I flew from the USA to London Heathrow on a United Airlines flight. As a British citizen with an electronic passport I flew through passport control, but I could see from the queue that ...
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Carrying tea tree oil while traveling from London to India

I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check-in (carry on) if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100mL) of Tea Tree oil.
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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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Can I import a gun-shaped console controller‎ from the United States into the UK? [closed]

My friend is traveling to the states next week for a short time then he'll be back to England , I would love to ask him to get me this very unique xbox controller. He doesn't have to carry it with ...
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CDG baggage claim before or after immigration?

I have a transfer in CDG (both in T1), but they are on separate tickets. I'm not entering the Schengen area, nor coming from it. Can I check baggage for my flight to CDG and collect it before ...
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Do I “Need” a luggage lock in the US?

I understand that this is a question that easily becomes subjective, so let me phrase it as objective as possible. I am a person who so far has been traveling within Europe and the middle East, so ...
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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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Delta carry-on policy

So, I will be flying with Delta (from Europe to the US, if that matters) soon and I'm trying to understand what I can take with me to my seat. The following conditions were copied from Delta's ...
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Assistance with luggage at Canberra airport for a woman travelling with children

My wife and I will be travelling from Canberra to Doha on Qatar Airways with our two kids (aged 1 and 3). I will be returning to Canberra before her. My research tells me that that there are no porter ...
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Can we travel from Gatwick to Paddington Station with bags and NOT use stairs?

We will be arriving in early April into Gatwick at 6:30AM on a Tuesday, so we will be on the train by 7:30am to 8:00am. We will each have one large suitcase plus carry on luggage. Will either of the ...
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Under which conditions should I buy an extra ticket for my luggage on public transport in Sofia?

Here in Sofia (Bulgaria) when using the tram/metro/bus you not only need to buy a ticket for yourself but also one for each piece of (large) luggage you carry with you. I read about this in a guide ...
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Luggage transfer between unrelated airlines

I think it's better if I tell a short example: I plan on going from country A to country B, and I find out that it is cheaper if I pass by country X. However, the flights from A to X and then from X ...
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How strict is AirAsia with 7 kg carry-on limit?

https://www.airasia.com/ot/en/baggage-info/cabin-baggage.page The total permitted weight for two (2) pieces must not exceed 7 kg. My carry-on bag on the way here had plenty of print materials and ...
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Is the possibility of a cabin sized trolley bag being damaged when checked in high?

I have with me a cabin sized trolley bag which will contain some razors, knifes, scissors, chocolates and some dresses. So obviously I cannot take these with me as cabin luggage on Lufthansa as per ...
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Would Ryanair tolerate a 15.6" laptop case as a second hand luggage?

Ryanair recently changed the luggage rules allowing a second small bag: One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may ...
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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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Two connecting flights, one in business and one in economy. Which baggage allowance applies?

I will soon be travelling from UK to China via Helsinki (on Finn air). Thus I will first take a short flight before boarding a long flight to from Helsinki to China. I have been offered to upgrade to ...
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How are combined dimensions calculated for checked baggage on Ryanair?

The Ryanair website makes little sense regarding combined dimensions for checked baggage. For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept for carriage any individual item exceeding 32 kilos ...
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Is 4:30 enough time to transfer from Orly to CDG?

I want to book a flight from Bucharest to Buenos Aires and I've found a good price with Air France which has a layover in Paris. The only problem is that I should arrive on Orly airport and continue ...
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How to send baggage from US to Australia?

We are planning a trip to Australia. We are going to spend some months there and we would like to take with us more than the current baggage limit. One option would be carrying in the plane just what ...
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Changing planes at Frankfurt

I am planning a trip to Rome, Italy from Bangalore, India. Looking at the flight tickets, it will be 30% cheaper for me to book the Bangalore-Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Rome legs separately rather than ...
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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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What happens if a bag accidentally opens while being loaded on a plane?

Imagine that my bag is not well closed or simply old, and breaks and spills its contents while being loaded on or off the plane (or a container). What do they do with it? Do they pick everything up ...
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Why is airline baggage measured in linear inches and not cubic volume?

The maximum dimensions of airline check-in luggage are usually stated in terms of "linear inches": the sum of the item's length, width and height; most airlines seem to allow up to 62 inches total. ...
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How to deter theft of checked baggage at baggage carousels?

This question worried me and so inspired this question. Provided that an airline traveller must rely on checked baggage, what can one dissuade or forestall such theft? Friends have confirmed that ...
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Electronics in sealed box as carry-on luggage: issues at security?

We are going to a conference and we are taking a new ipad with us to give away but we don't want to box to be opened. Will they just run it through the scanner or do they have to open it?
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Laptop with no battery [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to the UK and then to Portugal. Round trip. I have a laptop without a battery, so I am hesitant to bring it as carry-on in the plane because I had troubles already with a ...
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Is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage with United Airlines?

I'm flying in economy with United Airlines, and I know there are limits on the physical size of carry-on bags, but is there a certain weight limit for them?
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Inspection of over-packed bags

On the TSA website, their "tips for packing your checked baggage" twice emphasizes that you shouldn't over-pack your bags: Avoid over packing your bag so that the screener will be able to easily ...
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What happens when entering the US on an international flight? [duplicate]

When entering the US on an international flight, and then on to a connecting domestic flight, what is the exact order of the process that will take place? In other words, what happens first, second, ...
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Do airlines count child carriers / baby backpacks as strollers?

We like to go on weekend trips with our toddler on low-cost airlines. We often hike at the destination, and generally prefer child carriers and baby backpacks (like those listed here, i.e., a backpack ...
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Can I carry protein powder in my check-in luggage?

I am travelling to India next week from UK. One of my best pals have asked me to get Protein powder for him. Just wanted to know if I am allowed to carry it in my hand or check-in luggage. It will be ...
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Ship Luggage Same-Day from Haneda to Narita?

Somewhat related to Shipping luggage from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport and storing it there, but not quite. We arrive Haneda at 4:45am. We depart Narita 6pm. We have 4x large suitcases (we're a ...
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Does a check-in agent have the right to ask me to open my bag?

...and if I refuse to open my bag, can they refuse to check my bag or refuse to check me in or get somebody else over to the check in desk that has the authority to open my bag or request that I do so?...
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What types of swiss army cards can you take onboard a plane for international travel?

I have had trouble before trying to buy the Tool Logic card which contains a blade with serrated edge because it was held up by customs in Australia, which makes it obvious that it is unsuitable for ...
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Toiletries allowed in checked baggage for Turkish Airlines?

The website of Turkish Airlines clearly states that liquids like perfumes, deodorants, face wash and other such stuff are prohibited in the cabin baggage. If not cabin, is it allowed in the checked ...
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Extra luggage ticket on Intercity.pl necessary?

I was about to buy a ticket on intercity.pl and noticed that there is an option to select an "extra luggage" ticket for a few zloty. When do I need this ticket? or: How much luggage can I carry ...
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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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Senior aged travelers

My wife and I are 75 years old and modestly fit. We fly into Oslo and plan to board the rail to the city center station. We understand the scenic train to Burgin leaves from this station. My concern ...
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Can I take a bicycle when boarding a VIA Rail train at a small (flag) stop?

VIA Rails takes bicycles on trains that have checked baggage, under the following conditions: Bicycles require specific protection. We recommend that you store your bicycle in a special protective ...
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How to make sure an item bought after security will make it through the connecing airports checkpoints?

During a recent trip, I bought a snow globe in a typical airside (after security) airport shop. It is a souvenir item, not a duty-free thing at all, therefore is was not placed into the well-known ...
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What happens to items removed from luggage?

This week some our suitcases that were delayed arrived. When inquiring with the delivery people, they told us that some restricted items were found by customs (not security although sometimes people ...
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Lost baggage, airline doesn't do anything

During my flight from JFK to Europe with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul 32 days ago my baggage went lost and no information about its location was available. I have also completed and sent all the ...
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Traveling with Zero Luggage [closed]

With the rise of charges for checked luggage, more recently charging for carry-ons (for example, on Spirit Airlines), it is quite possible that there will soon be charges for personal items too. Is ...
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Traveling with luggage in Machu Picchu region and avoiding altitude sickness

We have a trip ahead in South America that includes about 4 days in Cusco - Machu Picchu region. The main purpose of this part is obviously to see Machu Picchu, a bit of the Sacred Valley, catch a ...
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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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