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It is most probably because the straps are filled with some kind of foam rubber. The tiny pockets of air in foam rubber are not necessarily completely sealed, but they may take some time to ventilate and adapt to a surrounding change of pressure. If you have a piece of foam rubber and rapidly decrease the surrounding air pressure, the foam will initially ...


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There is no specific concept of "length", "width" or "height" with these measurements. The longest measurement of your item must be no more than the longest allowed number, the 2nd longest measurement no longer than the 2nd longest allowed number, etc. After all - if your bag is 50cm high, and you turn it on it's side, it is ...


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If need be, you can strap the two items together, and then cover them cling-flim / saran-wrap. Some airports provide wrapping services. This way it will be counted as one item, but you should check if the dimensions are within your allowance


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Vienna International Airport offers porter services for departing and arriving passengers. The minimum charge is EUR 15, which covers porterage for up to five pieces of luggage. More details here: https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers/airport/baggage_services.


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Decisions about carry-on items are judgements made by airline employees at the gate, so it's hard to give a firm answer. It's possible that someone lets it slide or doesn't notice (though a pair of 26" fins is pretty conspicuous). But you asked what is likely, and I would say no: 26" fins are not likely to be considered a personal item. As you ...


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For what it's worth, I'll add a dissenting opinion. I've flown Delta for years with many oddly shaped items as carry-ons including: scuba fins, skateboards, longboards, collapsing hiking poles, climbing helmets, sombreros, kites. I travel a lot for outdoor sports and I've never once had an issue with bringing something through security or on board the plane. ...


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For Lufthansa, the situation is complicated enough that they have a Free baggage calculator. For an Economy Class passenger with no elite status flying from New York to Berlin the allowance is 1x Carry-on, 1x Personal item, 1x checked baggage, with limitations on size and/or weight stated for each. You should enter your actual flight information but there ...


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After a 41 minutes long phone call with the official Air France information hotline (+49 69 2999 3772) and near the end of that call, after a long wait, while a supervisor was doing research, I received an oral answer: "Nowhere in Air France internal documentation household-size magnets are listed as prohibited luggage. So in conclusion such magnets are ...


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What you have to do is picture a box. In the case of Emirates the box is 55x38x20 cm. If your luggage fits in the box it can travel with you in the cabin.


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The reason you cannot find an easy solution to your problem is that you are trying to do something that the system intentionally does not support. Various sources on the Internet will claim that you are either allowed light hand luggage and one (!) piece of heavy luggage, or that you are allowed "what you can carry by yourself". Interestingly, that ...


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A commercial airliner is not going to "go off course" because of magnets, because they use GPS and many other means (VOR, inertial navigation, etc) to plot and stay on course. However, they can still cause interference with both aircraft systems and potentially other passengers' belongings, since eg. hard disks can be sensitive to magnets. IATA's ...


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If you want to change your flight to go directly from EWR to BOS, I would contact United as soon as possible. Most likely, you will be subject to a change fee on top of any fare difference between the flights, which makes the cost unpalatable for most people. If this is a one-way ticket, you can forfeit the EWR-ORD-BOS segments and take the train or whatever ...


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The rules are complex and depend a lot on origin, destination, transfers, operating airlines, class, sub-class/fare and more. But here's a quick breakdown, with info from Emirates' checked baggage page, for the simple case (single flight, sold and operated by Emirates). If your flight is covered by the "Weight Concept": You can have a total of 20,...


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Each country has different rules. The US does not have the concept of "transit passenger" and you will have to enter the US by going through immigration and customs. However, from Vancouver this is done at "preclearance" which means you will be a domestic arrival in LAX and will not have to go through immigration at all there. In Auckland,...


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If it's a single booking/ticket: depends If these are two separate bookings/tickets: yes


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This varies a lot. It used to be that there were two concepts: piece concept: you are allowed a number of pieces of luggage, and there’s a max weight per piece. This was most common on flights to/from the US weight concept: you are allowed a total weight, and there isn’t any limit to the number of pieces. Nowadays it’s a lot murkier, and it really depends ...


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The TSA aproved lock will/should be opened with a key by the TSA agents. In Europe those locks may be broken if airport security wants to check the contents of the case, although sometimes the owner is asked to be there when the case is opened and can unlock it themselves. Your travel insurance may cover those costs. People sometimes chose not to lock their ...


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"Bang for the buck" mostly. In the US you can certainly walk into any airport's domestic arrival area and grab any bag you like. Apparently it's not enough of a problem to warrant any type of control Generally you would end up with a beaten-up bag or suitcase and a lot of dirty laundry that won't fit you. That's not a particularly attractive ...


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There are two aspects here: the lock, and the way to open/close the case. The lock being TSA-approved means that TSA can use one of their master keys to unlock them (and, in theory, lock them back once they're finished). No surprise there, they shouldn't need to break anything if the lock is functional. The closing mechanism. It seems to be very similar to ...


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You must check your bag tag at the time of initial bag drop for a final answer. The bag tag displays the airport code you will be retrieving your bag. As @Hilmar answered, if your booking is on different PNRs (Passenger Name Record), ie. separate tickets, the answer is a final yes: you will have to hand your bag for every leg that is covered by a new ticket. ...


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You can find this information on the airline websites. There is no standard across the industry, it depends on the airline. And the ticket/fare type, and also the route, even a single airline this can vary by the route- traditionally airlines have had different rules on luggage for flights to/from North America than flights within Europe, for example. Many ...


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I go to EWR regularly but I don't recall seeing any porters in the last few year and I don't know if any are allowed in customs anyway. There are luggage carts but that won't help if you don't have enough hands to push it all. Options Contact the airline or the airport, see if they have any suggestion or ideas Ask random strangers for help. Most people will ...


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Is 26" the total length? In theory, you can just fit 26" on the diagonal of a 22"x14" rectangle...that assumes a thin line, but maybe your fins have enough squish that you could actually get them into the carry-on size (or have a slight bulge in your bag that can be plausibly squished down). Having everything unambiguously fit into your ...


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This is called "hidden city ticketing", you'll find quite a few questions on this topic. I'm pretty sure there is a canonical question and answer about this somewhere on the site with all the gory details, but I can't find it. Book C->A->B and turn up at A and tell the checkin staff that I came there through alternate means. I will obviously ...


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In my experience airlines almost never enforce these limits that precisely. I've been allowed to check bags weighing a little more than the limit on several occasions. When they do enforce the limit precisely, they use the units of measurement that prevail in the place where you are checking in. I have been held strictly to the limit on only two or three ...


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I don't know when and where the limits for aviation have been set and would be interested to learn more about that but I do know a thing or two about ergonomics so here is some relevant background. Legal limits, when they exist are often considerably higher, certainly for men. The International Labour Organisation compiles them and at the end of the 1980s, ...


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Check the website of your specific airline (I it's assume ANA or JAL). Most airlines will accept whatever you want to check in as long as it's within weight and size guidelines and poses no danger. For something flimsy they will waive any type of responsibility and might make you sign a waiver if you insist on checking it it at your own risk. In general, ...


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Nearly in all cases you are given a piece allowance first and then it gets a weight limit. So, if your tickets shows 1 PC or 1 piece, then you have only 1 bag allowance for checked luggage and you cannot split it into two. This is generally the case for economy tickets with the airlines you mention and a good percentage of others. That being said, there is ...


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Typically the bag drop after customs is designed for bags that are already checked through and tagged, which normally requires this to be a single ticket. It's easy enough to check: if the tag on the bags say JFK you need to go to Delta check in counter and have a new tag put on. If it says ATL, you can simply drop it off directly after customs. You will ...


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Airport transit visas are a requirement for some passengers to get a visa even for an airside transit (i.e. luggage checked through, no need to go through immigration/passport control). This is not your situation. In you case, as both flights are booked separately, you need to enter France/the Schengen Area (i.e. go through immigration/passport control) to ...


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