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Baggage claim on an international flight is always after immigration. You can talk to your airline if they can transfer over the baggage to the other airline (in some cases this is possible) but if that doesn’t work out and if you must take your baggage and check it yourself then it is always going to be after immigration. And in that case you’re ...


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Baggage claim will be after the border control (Immigration). Please note that if your nationality doesn't have visa-free access to the Schengen area and you don't have a valid visa, the airline might not even allow you to board or check-in for the first flight. please contact your airline to clarify tour situation in that case and ask if they can check the ...


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I would not anticipate any problems with security upon departing the UK. People travel with those sorts of items all the time, and none of them are listed as prohibited by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, as far as I can tell When you arrive in South Africa, you will need to declare these goods by going through the red channel, as their value exceeds ZAR ...


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In the UK security knows what computer parts are and how they look on the screens. If in doubt they might ask you to unpack an item so they can actually see it. You should bring these items in your hand luggage, as valuables and breakables should not be packed in your hold luggage. But you seem to have too much for your hand luggage. In that case you will ...


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But can they really refuse to load my baggage because of that? That's irrelevant. They have in fact done this. You'll have to deal with it. How did my bag even make it to Beijing then? It passed through customs at A, and made its way to Beijing without any problems. Your bag did not pass through Customs in A. It passed whatever security screening exists ...


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Luggage handling staff have very limited time with each piece of luggage, this lock will surely make it harder for them to steal during this time, and since they are located in sterile locations, they will not be able to bring tools and break locks. In addition to that, and most importantly, it's a selling point, makes people feel that the product will save ...


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We are back from NYC to Madrid. We had no problem entering nor exiting in/from the USA, no one worried a little bit about Filomena, and not a single incident at customs. We had a great time, and Filomena too...


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The import of plants or plant parts into the European Union may be restricted or prohibited if listed as: Invasive Likely to carry pests or pathogens Endangered Narcotic None of this applies to yerba mate, Ilex paraguariensis. Plants for which no restrictions apply do not have to be declared, unless the total value of imported goods exceeds duty and tax ...


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Unless you are planning to need something in your checked luggage, you should definitely not retrieve it during your layovers. It will make you far more likely to miss the connection. It will also make your experience much more stressful and tiring. Four hours is a long time, but delays can happen, and it's much quicker to transfer the bags directly from ...


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From HP's support response, as commented by the OP: "Vishnu: The monitor has metal spring in the stand and does not contain compressed gas cylinder." (case id 5037902130) so it should be fine to travel on the plane.


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Under EC261, there are two different things an airline may owe you: Care and assistance. This is something that they can't get out of unless there are really very, very special circumstances (think a volcano erupts). This includes meals, hotels (and associated transfers) if there's an overnight stay, communication... They should have provided an hotel room ...


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You may be subject to an inspection an questioning, due to suspicions. Provided to you: Act in a calm manner Explain why you are carrying out Abide with local custom laws and regulations Let them search your luggage You should expect a possible bag search, even them analysing it. Also bear in mind of recent drug stories in France like this one, so a ...


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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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Check if you fulfill the conditions stated here: Tax on shopping and services Tax-free shopping You can sometimes get VAT refunds on goods bought in the UK if you: visit the UK but live outside the EU and are going back home are an EU resident leaving the EU for 12 months or more are a non-EU resident but work or study in the UK and are ...


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That's unlikely - not without some effort for extra documentation. Any plants being brought in have to be declared, and you need certifications with them: https://ec.europa.eu/food/plant/plant_health_biosecurity/non_eu_trade_en certain plants, plant products and other objects (listed in Part B, Annex V - Directive 2000/29/EC) entering the EU must have ...


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You will indeed need to collect your bags yourself and transfer. Most airlines do not have a method of transferring between different airports in a city. Indeed, Asiana has this on their website. They have a service if transferring to a domestic flight, even if at Gimpo, but (possibly due to regulations for international carriage), do not offer if ...


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Whether or not you need to collect your bags on an extended connection will depend on the airline. Some have rules that more than X hours (where X could be as few as 6-8 hours, but is normally more like 12 hours), or a connection that is overnight, will require you to collect and re-check your bags. Other airlines will not require you to collect them for a ...


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I recommend going with what the airline says, 0 kg. After all, it is the official site and other sites may not be accurate or have up to date information. When doing a flight search between those two destinations on their official website I also got an allowance of 0 kg.


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Flash drives won't need to be removed from your luggage in most cases except in a hand search but your phone will. X-rays won't damage any properly built flash drives just as it doesn't cause damage to phones. I advise against putting a flash drive, or any sensitive electronics, in checked-in luggage. The risk of it getting damaged is too high. And, ...


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To collect and re-check tour baggage you will not stay in the transit area and therefore will enter Thailand and are not eligible to transit without a visa. You should apply for a transit visa. As per TIMATIC: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 ...


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You could get a man and van hire company to drive you there and help unload and get the luggage into the airport. To them it won't make much difference whether they're carrying moving boxes and furniture or suitcases. In fact, suitcases are easier to carry. If there's two of you, you can use two trolleys easily. Most of these companies charge per the hour, ...


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Barring places where you need to do customs declaration at an intermediate point of your journey (such as when your final leg is intra-US or intra-Japan) and barring connection times in excess of 24 hours, your luggage will be checked through to your final destination with almost absolute certainty. In your case, having to recheck your luggage on a UK–MUC–...


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