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Considerations for very fragile and expensive (> $100,000) items in carry-on luggage

Drive. Insurance won't help with something you can't replace and may not have time to repair, and you don't want the stress dealing with the risks of handing over control. Do yourself a favour and ...
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Why do airlines not have you put your bag underneath your own seat?

I can think of two reasons. One, sadly, you have disallowed, which is the legroom answer. But what if the answer actually is about legroom? Since I don't have enough room for my knees, I have to ...
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Why can't you take a hoverboard on a plane?

No joke. A hoverboard these days isn't referring to flying skateboards a la Marty McFly in Back to the Future, but what Wikipedia calls self-balancing scooters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-...
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On a plane, who has the right to the overhead bin?

You have no right to the bin above your seat. For those exit rows where you cannot put anything beneath the seat in front of you, flight attendants will generally try to help find some space somewhere ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

It is not legal to bring methadone into Canada without a prescription. Methadone is a controlled drug in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (it's in Schedule I, number 5 (4)). It ...
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First aid scissors confiscated by Dubai airport security

Individual countries have their own rules, and while some items are unambiguously permitted or forbidden everywhere, quite a few are in a greyish area which varies from country to country (and then ...
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Why is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage on some airlines that is enforced even when the plane is almost empty?

At what point should they not enforce it? Half full? Quarter full? Can you imagine the arguments! And then - when you are packing at home, most passengers don't know how full the plane might or might ...
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How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage?

Hand luggage is rarely measured and even less often weighed. It does happen and some airlines are very strict but the majority of airlines only weigh checked luggage. Before boarding most flights, ...
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Avoiding important carry-on luggage being taken away

The main reason for gate checking with delivery at aircraft is simple: It's a small plane and standard carry on sizes don't fit in the overhead. There isn't a whole lot the crew can do about it: if it ...
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Carrying 30 ebook readers in hand luggage

First, 30 to 40 ebook readers still in their boxes is going to take quite some space, and weigh a decent amount. So the first issue is that it’s likely to exceed your carry-on allowance, either in ...
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Can I bring a wooden dough rolling stick onto the plane(carry-on)?

I asked https://www.facebook.com/AskTSA and they've told me that it is not allowed in carry-on bags. (12:44:55 PM) Ask TSA: We're glad you asked! Rolling pins must be packed in checked bags. Safe ...
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Considerations for very fragile and expensive (> $100,000) items in carry-on luggage

Source: I had a small hand in a cubesat built in West Virginia and was around during launch integration preparation. Our contract lead filed paperwork ahead of time with the TSA. (Various forms, I ...
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Avoiding important carry-on luggage being taken away

There are multiple possible reasons for cabin luggage to be gate-checked. The most common is that the aircraft is full and they know they won’t be able to store all hand luggage in the overhead ...
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What does TSA mean by "pivot point" when talking about shears/scissors in carry-on luggage?

As JonathanReez mentioned in a now-deleted comment, the pivot point is not in your suitcase; it's part of your scissors: (source: Weebly) An alternative phrasing could read: If packed in carry-on,...
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How do airlines compute weight allowances for carry-on bags?

She said the 7 kg limit applies to the things we put in the bag, not the bag itself. That's incorrect, the weight of the bag counts towards the 7kg limit. The Emirates webpage on baggage allowances (...
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Why is there a weight limit for carry-on luggage on some airlines that is enforced even when the plane is almost empty?

The weight of the luggage affects the fuel consumption, and the airline might very well adapt how much fuel the put on the plane to the number of passengers. If they were to allow all the passengers ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

There are several things which may affect your plan: First, many retailers (especially if they are the brand’s own store) have limits on how many identical items one can buy, especially when there ...
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Considerations for very fragile and expensive (> $100,000) items in carry-on luggage

Contact a parcel carrier such as UPS, DHL, Fedex, etc. They all have options for delivering high value items which may or may not meet your needs. For instance, DHL offers a separate delivery vehicle ...
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Why do airports, not airlines, determine what can be taken on board?

I think you've misunderstood the situation a bit. The airline almost certainly allows peanut butter on board along with any other condiment. They have no reason to disallow this unless they have ...
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Why do airlines not have you put your bag underneath your own seat?

Inconveniencing yourself never creates an argument. Inconveniencing others, does however. If you were to put your bag under your seat, you would be affecting the comfort of the passenger behind you. ...
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On a plane, who has the right to the overhead bin?

Typically, the bins really are full because there is not enough space to fit everything if the plane is completely full and everybody uses their allowance to the fullest. Also, some overhead bins ...
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Is it okay that I have a container a little over the limit?

I mean, you've answered the question. The limit is 100ml, and your container is 118ml. It is therefore, according to the rules, not allowed. As a practical matter, I can't remember the last time ...
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Bringing Power Supplies on Plane?

I asked them via Messenger and it appears that power supplies are allowed with no restriction
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Confused about Ryanair cabin bag policy

As of November 2018, this answer is outdated. See this answer instead. Feeling confused is natural. Ryanair's extras are designed to confuse. Yes, buying "Priority & 2 cabin bags" does not ...
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

Their website, which you link to, has this FAQ Can you take portable chargers on planes? Most airlines allow lithium batteries that do not exceed 100W/hours in the carry-on luggage. You can find the ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

From the 1st of November Ryanair policy will change: The main thing changing is that you can no longer travel with 2 bags for free to the airplane. Details are given next You have 3 bags: 1 big bag, ...
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First aid scissors confiscated by Dubai airport security

(Not so much worried about the scissors but the ability to have confidence in knowing what can be taken in carry-on bag; you read and follow the rules and then get ripped off at the officers' ...
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