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I went through security with no problems. So I assume this is fine with most security checks. The airport was HAJ - Hannover, Germany.


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In many cases, land crossings see a lot of back-and-forth cross border traffic, including a lot of people working or running errands across the border and crossing the border very often (sometimes multiple times a day). Cross-border commuters, really. Known in French as “frontaliers”. This is especially true in border regions in Europe, but I suppose that ...


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Just as an example (or rather, a counter-example), Air France allow premium class passengers to have two carry-ons and one personal item. There is no mention of exceptions to or from the US. There are probably many other such examples.


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The contents of an FAA "Approved Carry-on Baggage Program" are described in this FAA document. Section 4 of this document requires, among other provisions, that carry-on egress from the aircraft not be impaired, that what a passenger can (and cannot) carry on board be specified, and that weight limits of luggage storage locations be observed. No ...


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A quick scan through the FAA regulations shows (link): § 121.589 Carry-on baggage. (a) No certificate holder may allow the boarding of carry-on baggage on an airplane unless each passenger's baggage has been scanned to control the size and amount carried on board in accordance with an approved carry-on baggage program in its operations specifications. In ...


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It's an engine not a motor I know engine people use the terms interchangeably, but they're not. A motor is an electric motor - made out of copper, iron and insulating varnish, it contains nothing to endanger flight. So don't go by what the materials guidelines say about "motors". Why does this matter? You may be shipping an engine, but other ...


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Surprisingly, there's logic in forbidden items in checked in luggage: is it going to endanger the aircraft? Is it corrosive, explosive, flammable in other words. They don't really care about anything else. In specifics, this is what the TSA has to say about Engine-powered Equipment Completely Purged of Fuel Checked Bags: Check with Airline No amount of ...


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Out of personal experience, there is no problem as long as it is new and it has no oils or some sort of residue that might leak. I have put RC plane engines in checked luggage many times, some of them are more than a 100cc. One time we also put an RC jet engine in a checked luggage with no issues at all.


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Like almost any online travel agency (OTA), they have poor reviews as people find them hard to deal with when things go wrong, and almost never review when things go right! I run Beat That Flight which searches cheap flights, and one of the OTAs indexed is MyTrips. I've booked with them before, and have had no problems. However, one issue people can have is ...


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The normal cabin pressure during flight is basically a function of the aircraft type. Maintaining a lower pressure in the cabin creates a higher pressure difference between the cabin and the air outside of the plane, which the aircraft needs to be able to sustain. The vast majority of modern aircraft are pressurized to around 8,000 feet during normal ...


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I was very skeptical given the negative TripAdvisor reviews but they support PayPal payments so I've figured I can always ask for a refund if it fails. Luckily it worked great - I've received all 3 confirmed PNRs within 30 seconds of completing the payment and all 3 PNRs worked correctly on the airline website. As far as I can tell MyTrip is legit. Update: ...


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Money orders are not very useful in international travel. Technically, you may be able to deposit them at a foreign bank, but even then it will taken some time for them to clear. If you are looking for an option similar to money orders, travellers cheques could be somewhat better. In principle, they could be used for purchases or exchanged for cash in the ...


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This doesn't really add much to chx's excellent answer. But... How can you possibly be in a situation where showing a money order is the only way to prove you have funds? Let's examine the possibilities? If you have good finances, but you've been dealing entirely on the basis of cash and have no statements, then stop travelling; open a bank account, get a ...


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I work for an airline (cabin crew management). We face a lot of passengers who have issues with masks, but we aggressively enforce it. We simply remove those who decline to wear the masks from the flight. If a passenger removes it during the flight and declines to put it on again, airport security will be waiting for him/her after landing. What can be done ...


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When you actually enter into the Schengen area, you have to show (on demand, not always) that you have the funds for subsistence during your stay. Usually that means a form which hotels, or supermarkets, or restaurants are going to accept as payment. There are countries which accept telegraphic money orders. And others which do not. But I agree with the ...


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In short: we don't know as we are not border control and this is at their discretion but I have a suspicion. You didn't specify a country but you don't need to. The answer is no, no, no, no. People, you want to be boring at the border. We see saw many of these questions trying to outsmart border control, regulations -- but the border guard have already seen ...


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It seems Blue Origin is selling tickets now: https://www.blueorigin.com/new-shepard/reserve-a-seat Yet I am not sure at what price point "outstandinly pricey" kicks in for you. I doubt you will find any of this in the 4-digit EUR / USD ranges.


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There are even restrictions or requirements within a single country. For instance, in France, any “long distance” bus or train travel (i.e. not commuter bus or train) requires you to have a valid “pass sanitaire”, which is proof of full vaccination, of a recent negative test, or of recovery (within a given time range). You must have the recognised QR Code-...


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Can I travel freely (no COVID-19 restrictions) within Schengen Area after formally entering a Schengen country? No. See https://reopen.europa.eu/en for the requirements of each country. E.g. currently for France https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/FRA/7001: Non-vaccinated travellers arriving from Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands and Greece must ...


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You should be fine. Travel from Canada to Germany is at the moment relatively easy. Canadian residents have unrestricted access to Germany (https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/travel-restrictions-border-control/travel-restriction-border-control-list.html#f13919566) It's unclear why you did apply for a Visa. ...


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Is that of any use when using Global Entry? No. However, you never know if Global Entry is going to be open and/or functional, so it doesn't harm to have one ready. I vaguely recall that on a recent arrival GE was not available. I went through the regular line but no one wanted to see this form either. Go figure. US Immigration + Customs processes vary a ...


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Global Entry members do not have to fill out the form. Sources: CBP brochure "It's About Time", Pub # 0101-0510. "As a Global Entry member, you must declare all goods you are importing into the United States. You will be required to answer the customs declaration questions presented on the kiosk, however you will not need to complete the ...


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The airline will close the gate at the gate closing time stated on your boarding pass. That's the only thing that matters. "Last call" announcement are entirely optional and there are no specific rules or consistent practices that are employed. Mostly it's done if a passenger is late that has checked luggage. The airline will typically try to call ...


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No it isn't a scam. Welcome to the modern world. I flew to London from Miami International and no while everyone else was chowing away at their food, I felt left out called the airline attendent to order myself some paid food and she said they have to finish serving the pre-paid meals first, then go around asking who wants coffee then I can order something....


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I've got a fair amount of experience traveling internationally and am keenly aware of the restrictions imposed by different airlines. Unless one is on a economy fare that most U.S. airlines are now offering, you can bring a carry on bag that fits in the overhead compartment and a "personal item" the must fit under the seat. I have a small pack ...


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I had the same issue a few years ago. While there no way to confirm you'll be able to pass the verification process, it is unlikely you will fail. In my case, I was asked questions like "what street in closest to where you live?", and they gave me 4 options to choose from.


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They are more likely to make "last call" announcements if you have checked luggage, as they need to take if off the plane if you don't board and that usually takes even longer. Full-service airlines also usually make calls, especially if you're a frequent flyer or premium class passenger and/or they somehow know you are in the airport (e.g. you ...


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No, they are not mandatory. These calls are nothing but reminder calls, you know the time and you know the limits and that's what counts. You most likely have checked a "I agree to terms" checkbox during your reservation which means you agreed on the following: Boarding closes 20 minutes before departure. Please have your valid travel document and ...


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At most airports, carry-on size is gauged at the security process, which no single airline has any control over. I've read of cases where airlines have advertised more generous carry-on sizes, for their passengers to find themselves facing issues at security. Once you're past that stage, the worse that's likely to happen is that as you board, you'll be told ...


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There are two issues that need to be considered : Whether the staff will let you board with your bag, and Whether there is sufficient space for the bag once you do board. The first of these you have basically answered yourself - if it is within the size allowed, then you will be fine. United Airlines do not consider the weight of carry-on bags, and you've ...


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The last call is the last opportunity for passengers to board the aircraft(like 5–10 minutes left for passengers to board) The final numbers have been sending to compute the final departure figures (weights, passenger count, etc.) for the flight & the final call is also to tell the passenger to take off is going & you have to come to the seat before ...


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To answer the question, as others have said, No, you generally can't do international-to-international transit in the U.S. without clearing entry immigration inspection and, thus, entering the United States. (There have existed a handful of narrow exceptions to this over the years, such as for passengers continuing on a fifth-freedom flight to another third ...


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