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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #100 on: October 07, 2014, 08:34:13 AM »
Any tips for packing a lulav in a way that it won't get posul?

Use a hard sided case. Have flown like that many times without incident.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2014, 08:35:13 AM »
Any tips for packing a lulav in a way that it won't get posul?

Carry it on

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2014, 10:15:02 AM »
Any tips for packing a lulav in a way that it won't get posul?
I just bought this lulav and esrog holder that's insulated (so need to take out hadassim and erovos). It's pretty strong and it holds lulav and has pouch for esrog.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2014, 02:30:35 PM »
Use a hard sided case. Have flown like that many times without incident.
you packed it in the suitcase like that? Because according to an article on matzav Israel doesn't let you in with a lulav, hadasim, or aravos. Only an esrog so I'm gonna pack it in my suitcase and hope not to get checked by customs

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2014, 03:39:57 PM »
you packed it in the suitcase like that? Because according to an article on matzav Israel doesn't let you in with a lulav, hadasim, or aravos. Only an esrog so I'm gonna pack it in my suitcase and hope not to get checked by customs

1) Was carry on
2) Was domestic
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2015, 12:36:33 PM »
I've used this trick for overweight hand luggage many times without incident. When I go up to the luggage counter I wheel the cart with my luggage up and as I unload it all I stow my overweight carry on behind the counter where the agent cant see it and when they ask to weigh my hand luggage I weigh my little knapsack I am carrying. When my luggage is finished being weighed I unobtrusively wheel my hand luggage from behind the counter along with me. By then the agent is always looking at the next person in line and not paying attention to me

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2015, 01:09:57 PM »
I've used this trick for overweight hand luggage many times without incident. When I go up to the luggage counter I wheel the cart with my luggage up and as I unload it all I stow my overweight carry on behind the counter where the agent cant see it and when they ask to weigh my hand luggage I weigh my little knapsack I am carrying. When my luggage is finished being weighed I unobtrusively wheel my hand luggage from behind the counter along with me. By then the agent is always looking at the next person in line and not paying attention to me
+1 works like a charm. I usually point to my knapsack when they ask me if I have a carry on and they usually don't even bother weighing it.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2015, 01:50:36 PM »
Who weighs hand luggage?
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2015, 02:22:07 PM »
Who weighs hand luggage?
There are annoying "clerks" that weigh them

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2015, 02:26:17 PM »
Who weighs hand luggage?
IME Turkish and Elal.

With TK I explained I was entitled to take 4 more pieces on to the plane with me and if they give me a hard time I would just take up the overhead space with more bags, they let me on with what I had.

With Elal when they couldn't get me on overweight on a bag they insisted it was too big and I that I had to pay to check it. After a long argument they finally agreed to take it to the measuring device and lo and behold it fit.   ::)

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2015, 02:30:08 PM »
Who weighs hand luggage?
all budget airlines

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2015, 04:17:34 PM »
Who weighs hand luggage?
Had it with LH.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2015, 04:54:18 PM »
I've had it with Transaero

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2015, 05:05:12 PM »
all budget airlines
Never had it with spirit
Don't wait for the perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2015, 06:32:19 PM »
You got lucky

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2015, 10:01:21 PM »
Nearly every airline I've flown with in the past few years has weighed it. Especially budget airlines on short flights. ie - within europe

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #116 on: May 18, 2015, 12:47:12 AM »
Iceland Air weighed me in JFK, but not in KEF.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2015, 01:14:18 AM »
Any thoughts on the travel scales that have gone all digital?

Ive owned my Travelon Luggage scale since this post (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/4707) in March 2009. It has worked great for me on many trips. I just gave mine away to a family member thinking i could easily just buy a new one...seems they have all gone digital :o

JJ reffered to this one (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008327KZU/?tag=cl03f-20) in this thread. Some of the reviews mention that the hook is small and weight is not accurate. Im also concerned about the batttery dying while on the go.
Should i buy the same one (looks pretty similar: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CZP22S/?tag=cl03f-20) on amazon for $10 or are the new digital ones really better and cheaper?

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2015, 01:42:23 AM »
all budget airlines

Nearly every airline I've flown with in the past few years has weighed it. Especially budget airlines on short flights. ie - within europe
Only if your checking luggage

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #119 on: June 14, 2015, 08:16:53 AM »
i use the Taylor-Precision-81204 which im happy with