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Ask at the airport information desk, lost property, or a luggage shop (thanks @Fattie). They most likely know some way of ensuring the contents gets given to a charity or at least recycled properly. Subterfuge will at the very least create overhead for the airport personnel, who will have to either destroy the contents safely or hold on to it for a long ...


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The fundamental problem is that what you want to do - leave a bag somewhere and depart without having it associated with you - is exactly what a bomber would want to do. Therefore, I do not believe there is any way to do this without risking being mistaken for a bomber. I think that trying to leave a bag at an airport will inherently cause a security scare....


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Tell a member of airport staff that the bag is broken - perhaps even break off something to do with the handle or a wheel (in a toilet, less visible) as these bags aren't so robust. Tell then you didn't have much in it anyway, and where can you throw it away.


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The main reasons on why the OP's baggage never arrive one of the first fall under two broad categories - priority baggages and when you check your baggage. Some baggage get prioritised when getting off the plane Flight class matters As the OP has pointed out in the question, the order for a baggage to be loaded on the luggage belt (or their equivalent) ...


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There are a variety of strategies you can use but they all involve a cost of time. I use different strategies in different places. First and foremost is what we calling "walking the campsite" (because it came from camping trips where leaving something behind could be catastrophic). You literally walk from room to room in the hotel (or wherever you are) ...


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Welcome to Travel StackExchange. People travel with plushies all the time. A particularly high voted question for example deals with them, too. I personally fly with a teddy bear (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chx/2744243832/ the one in the white hat) all the time. I am probably at 4-500 flights with this bear in the carry on ((hat tip: shoebags are even ...


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A number of hotels near major Australian airports offer heavily discounted day use rooms. For example, here's the Ibis Sydney Airport with a room you can use from 9 AM to 5 PM. If simply "freshening up" is enough, almost any hotel will be happy to hold your bags until you can check in, and many (but not all) larger ones can give you advance access to the ...


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With a connection time of slightly under an hour, you're right that it's a possibility your bags won't make the connection. It's quite likely that your bags will be labelled (or marked in the electronic tracking system) as "hot", meaning "get this bag off the plane and onto the connecting flight ASAP". Re-checking your own luggage at Atlanta probably ...


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You've guessed the answer correctly - they are a backup in case the main tag is removed from the bag during transit. Most baggage tags contain at least 2 (sometimes 3) of these smaller "stub" stickers, although generally the check-in staff will only attach one to the bag. The barcode on the backup stickers contain the same number as is on the main tag, ...


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Your initial problem will not be where to store your bag, but getting access to it in TPE. By default, your bags will be checked through to your final destination - in your case that's CTS/Chitose Airport. In order to instead have your bags delivered to the baggage carousel in TPE you will need to ask the staff at the check-in counter in SFO to "short-...


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Most foods can be brought in checked luggage without issues. In hand luggage, you must expect semi-liquid or pasty foods (like you mention: nutella, syrup, butter and peanut butter) to be rejected. Going to Switzerland, you will however have more issues with the relatively strict Swiss customs regulations. For some products you have only a limited duty ...


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Under virtually all circumstances if an airline fails to deliver your luggage to you when you arrive at your destination airport, they will deliver it to you wherever you are. Failure to deliver luggage is almost invariably the fault of the airline so they have to bear responsibility. (It's not as if weather could have delayed your luggage without delaying ...


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How long is a piece of a string? Having flown Lufthansa over 20 times this year alone and 100s of times in total here are my experiences. If your carry on is large you risk a weighing more often. If the flight is totally full you risk a weighing more often. If you arrive late at check in you risk a weighing more often. In reality if you are on time and ...


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Leave the bag, fully emptied and all pockets opened, next to the largest trash can you can find. A note saying RUBBISH/垃圾 inside would also be nice. This way it's not going to cause a security scare, and the airport's hassle of disposing it will be minimal. It's still basically littering though, and the right thing to do would be bring the bag to ...


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On Emirates flights to or from the USA, checked baggage is by piece, not by total weight as is offered in most of the rest of the world. Here you can check two bags, each of which weighs up to 23 kg (50 lb). The total weight of all bags is not considered. If you want to check a third item, it must also weigh no more than 23kg (50 lb), and a $200 USD charge ...


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Most hotels will store your luggage for the day free of charge, so that part of the problem is easy - at least if you're staying in a hotel rather than an AirBnB. As far as the ability to "freshen up", there are a few options. The first is that there are public showers available at Sydney Airport. These are "bring-your-own-everything" style (ie, towels, ...


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As Doc has said, they are used as a spare sticker in case the normal tag is lost. They are also used by handling agencies to create what we would call "bingo sheets" at my airport, when loading using cargo containers. When a passenger can't or decides not to board the flight the bag has to be off loaded for safety reasons. I'm sure you can imagine the time ...


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How do you dispose of a bag at airport A without creating a hassle for yourself and the airport staff? You send an email to airport A's customer service and ask them how they would like you to handle the situation. Just explain to them that you want to get rid of the carry-on bag, and a few things you do not need anymore either, after you have gotten your ...


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I make a conscious, visual check of my surroundings every time I leave the place (restaurant, lodging, bus, etc) I've been in. "Conscious" is important: running one's eyes over the walls and floors and so on so that you're really seeing what's there. Works very well, and has become a useful habit.


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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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I think you have been overthinking it a bit. However I believe you get it right when you say I think a much more reasonable interpretation is that I'll be allowed a laptop within its proper backpack/bag, plus a carry-on as described above. I also think of carry on's like this: You are allocated two slots for carry on's. One slot is in the ...


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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 do not think this is a concern: transferring luggage is easy going, especially as your luggage will not have to be screened again since you are a domestic arrival. Moreover DL and KLM have a highly integrated system, and the airport in Atlanta handles more than 100 million passengers a year: barring some unexpected event if you can make it to the flight - ...


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Take it out of the airport - I know, a bit more lugging than you'd like, and offer it to homeless folks who might actually be able to get good use out of it. Alternatively, if you see someone really struggling with carrying a lot of items at the airport (lots of airport shopping?) you could offer it to them before even leaving the airport (but after passing ...


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If you buy separate tickets and your baggage is delayed arriving to Rome, neither airline will deliver the luggage to you in Olbia free of charge. Air Canada won’t do it because their responsibility ends with getting it to Rome. The second airline won’t do it because it’s your responsibility to check in with it in Rome. Luggage can usually transfer quicker ...


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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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I’ve flown with Air Asia a few times and with other airlines that have hand luggage weight limits. I’ve never had my bag weighed by Air Asia, though I have seen others go through this. It does sometimes happen. My impression is that I’d say it really depends on two factors. 1: How full the plane is. If they are expecting a packed flight then they will be ...


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Yes. According to Carry-on baggage rules at Lufthansa For a smooth boarding procedure, more stowage space on board and a punctual departure, it is essential that your carry-on baggage corresponds to the regulations. That is why we check your carry-on baggage against the permitted dimensions, quantity and weight at departure airports. And from a ...


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One 20 kg bag and one handbag are no problem. Deutsche Bahn allows one larger item of luggage (box, etc.) per person in addition to briefcases, suitcases, etc. The limit is that one person must be able to carry it into the train and through the aisles. It may not be possible to stow this near the seat. There is an exclusion of liability for theft if the ...


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You're allowed to take most foods in checked luggage, as long as they don't require special handling (e.g., being kept cold) and won't go off horribly if your baggage is delayed. However, many countries have restrictions on what foods can be imported. Items that are typically restricted are things like fresh fruit and veg, meat (fresh or even cooked, in ...


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