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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2013, 09:42:58 AM »
So I figured out how to bring more carry-ons. My bag was weighed with an 8 kilo limit and I still brought over 25 kilo on the plane. Does your uncle want to buy my trick? Otherwise I'll just post what I did. Its fairly simple, but I'm proud of it.

Have someone wait on the side with some extra weight?
(wouldn't work with for example, Ryanair, as they check the weight again by boarding)

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2013, 02:50:46 PM »
Have someone wait on the side with some extra weight?
(wouldn't work with for example, Ryanair, as they check the weight again by boarding)
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »
nop.
So u gana share the secret with us?  :)
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2013, 04:36:18 PM »
So u gana share the secret with us?  :)
lol yup. Its very simple.

Airlines only weigh 1 carry on, being the rolling bag which is generally the larger bag. Normally people will have an additional backpack of the sort which is never weighed being that it is small and called your personal bag.

All my trick does is capitalize on this fact. I bring a heavy duty suite bag filling it with many many more kilo of baggage that any airline could imagine :)

It is a larger bag than even the rolling carry-on often, yet all airlines AFAIK allow you to bring it on.
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Re: Packing tips &amp; tricks
« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2013, 05:43:10 PM »
Great tip!

In the past I have worn my thick heavy coat onto the plane, and stuffed the large pockets with heavy items such as a desktop hard drive, shoes etc. It's another way to get away with a few kilos of undetectable weight.

Also, can't remember terminal or airline but once at JFK there was a guy checking everyone's carry-ons at the bottom of the escalator before security. I later accidentally discovered an elevator on the other side of the terminal witch takes u straight to security and avoids the strict guy weighing. So always look for another route!

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2013, 06:03:49 PM »
lol yup. Its very simple.

Airlines only weigh 1 carry on, being the rolling bag which is generally the larger bag. Normally people will have an additional backpack of the sort which is never weighed being that it is small and called your personal bag.

All my trick does is capitalize on this fact. I bring a heavy duty suite bag filling it with many many more kilo of baggage that any airline could imagine :)

It is a larger bag than even the rolling carry-on often, yet all airlines AFAIK allow you to bring it on.

What do you do if they ask to weigh it? I've had that they ask for all hand luggage to be placed on the scale.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2013, 06:09:24 PM »
What do you do if they ask to weigh it? I've had that they ask for all hand luggage to be placed on the scale.
I think I said IME... That wouldn't work then...
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #87 on: March 20, 2013, 06:13:18 PM »
I think I said IME... That wouldn't work then...
Ok. Thanks for the tip!  :)

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Re: Packing tips &amp; tricks
« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2013, 07:33:43 PM »
Great tip!

In the past I have worn my thick heavy coat onto the plane, and stuffed the large pockets with heavy items such as a desktop hard drive, shoes etc. It's another way to get away with a few kilos of undetectable weight.

Also, can't remember terminal or airline but once at JFK there was a guy checking everyone's carry-ons at the bottom of the escalator before security. I later accidentally discovered an elevator on the other side of the terminal witch takes u straight to security and avoids the strict guy weighing. So always look for another route!
Nice idea, but that would be too much for me.

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Re: Packing tips &amp; tricks
« Reply #89 on: March 21, 2013, 03:58:53 PM »
Great tip!

In the past I have worn my thick heavy coat onto the plane, and stuffed the large pockets with heavy items such as a desktop hard drive, shoes etc. It's another way to get away with a few kilos of undetectable weight.

Also, can't remember terminal or airline but once at JFK there was a guy checking everyone's carry-ons at the bottom of the escalator before security. I later accidentally discovered an elevator on the other side of the terminal witch takes u straight to security and avoids the strict guy weighing. So always look for another route!
That's what I do going thru customs with arba minim, chrein romaine lettuce etc.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #90 on: March 21, 2013, 11:52:28 PM »
how crazy is it to shlep wine from NYC to Chicago? (ime jewel and hungarian are carzy ripoffs, tough jewel more so)
any thoughts

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #91 on: March 21, 2013, 11:53:19 PM »
how crazy is it to shlep wine from NYC to Chicago? (ime jewel and hungarian are carzy ripoffs, tough jewel more so)
any thoughts
How much wine we talking?

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #92 on: March 21, 2013, 11:54:42 PM »
How much wine we talking?
3-4 bottles

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #93 on: March 21, 2013, 11:56:27 PM »
3-4 bottles
Not such a long flight so I don't think it's such a shlep.

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #94 on: March 21, 2013, 11:59:13 PM »
Not such a long flight so I don't think it's such a shlep.
just thowing this out there- there's no chance that tsa will open the bottles, is there? (they're not mevushal)

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #95 on: March 22, 2013, 12:00:43 AM »
just thowing this out there- there's no chance that tsa will open the bottles, is there? (they're not mevushal)
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #96 on: March 22, 2013, 12:21:44 AM »
I used to bring a couple in a backpack though I'm not sure if they would confiscate it if found.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #97 on: March 22, 2013, 12:27:07 AM »
I used to bring a couple in a backpack though I'm not sure if they would confiscate it if found.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #98 on: January 19, 2014, 08:38:35 PM »
Adding another tip for getting an overweight carry on in: I flew alitalia from TLV to Rome and they weighed my carry on (didn't want to check luggage) and it was too heavy. I said I couldn't check it bc I had my laptop and it would break. I requested them to allow me to check it at the gate, and I would be able to take the laptop out.
The gate agent didn't make me check it under the plane though, so I got to bring in on board.  8)

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #99 on: October 07, 2014, 08:11:46 AM »
Any tips for packing a lulav in a way that it won't get posul?