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You seem to be posting this elsewhere too so just linking for answery-goodness. As one person mentions there: "Air China in Beijing doesn't care. I've seen contracted staff at Air China outstations being pickier, but if you're departing from Beijing you'll be fine. ". I've travelled with two carry-on items on Air China. They certainly allow a jacket and a ...


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I usually travel with a tripod in my backpack or carry-on suitcase, and never had an issue. Nobody ever asked anything about it. Lowcost or traditional airlines didn't make a difference. FYI: this is my tripod: Neewer I have also a slightly bigger one which didn't raise a question either. An official answer about it has been given by airfrance on facebook:...


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What is said in the other questions still applies: There is no specific regulations on tripods, and they don't see to fall into any category of prohibited items. There may be a chance that it could be considered a "blunt instrument", but the category seems to be for weapon-type things like baseball bats. So it should be fine in most cases, but nobody here ...


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The fact that you were allowed to keep your scissors in NZ doesn't really mean anything, I bet plenty of people get to keep their scissors in Dubai too. You were just unlucky to meet the wrong security guy. And yes, the airport staff can essentially confiscate any item they consider dangerous, unless it's valuable enough to argue about or you really need it ...


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The confiscation was within the rules (as security staff anywhere have immense flexibility, which they can exercise when they perceive a possible need). This is what you'd hope and expect for people required to make potential life and death decisions on the spot. The confiscation was sensible - you would not expect it with certainty, but should in no way be ...


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TSA rules are only for the USA. DXB will have an entirely different screening authority and it will ultimately be at their discretion. It will always vary slightly port to port, within Australia different ports normally have different private security contractors so it will be up to the company that holds the contract for that port or screening lane. ...


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(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' discretion anyway). Unfortunately this is a basic fact of flying these days. While there are rules and regulations, security officers have wide leeway and discretion. ...


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I have just received a response from the airport which pretty much answers the question: Please note that there are many restrictions on items that can be carried in hand baggage which vary according to the countries of travel. Further to this, a Security officer on duty may confiscate any item, if deemed dangerous, irrespective of any standard rule....


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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 there are the items which are in the very grey area where no-one is really sure and it will depend on who you stumble upon). In the case of Dubai, TSA rules ...


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The "Aukey" power bank PB-Y3 does not appear to have a Wh rating marked on the outside of the case, based on studying a Russian review video. The typical airline 100Wh limit could be considered to be exceeded then, by the airport security personnel since 3.7V * 30,000 = 111Wh. I have seen them take power banks away from people (in Asia- US security seems ...


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From the IATA guidelines, all lithium batteries are subject to regulation, with specific rules depending on the type of device (portable electronic-device, medical device or spare battery). A power banks is considered a spare battery (not a portable electronic device) and are restricted to carry-on luggage only (i.e. prohibited in checked luggage) and ...


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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 product specific information on the outside of the power bank. Also, consult your airlines for specific information about your flight and travel ...


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A good luggage repair shop can often work magic, including replacement wheels that may not be original, but will fit. Sometimes people will even replace the wheels with inline skate wheels in advance for more durability. (Note that this doesn't usually work with the "spinner" style bags, which usually have much more fragile wheels.) Before getting a whole ...


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