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Ok so need to wrap the products around clothes and pack them with the regular suitcase? But won’t the product be damaged? The bags are thrown nd handled rough
Ok so either pack it in suit case or carry with original packing and as long as its one package per passenger it is all good?Not necessarily. Customs asked me for bill. The Onkyo AVR and the Bose speakers actually came in 1 box. If i had carried it that way it would have been treated as 1 unit for 1 passenger and i would have to pay customs.
Hence i carried each unit separately and declared avr as my baggage and the speakes as my wife's baggage. Also submitted separate bills for AVR and Bose. Since the split was below or at par with the exemption limit the customs didn't charge anything.
You need not carry a single unit in the suitcase and can carry in the original box. My 14 year old got me the Elac B6s in the original box. No issue with customs or airlines regarding excess dimensions of package.
My Pro ject was also carried in original box. No issue.
Also original box may be handled with more care by baggage handlers. Baggage may be thrown around.
Ok so either pack it in suit case or carry with original packing and as long as its one package per passenger it is all good?
However, do consider that the original packing is more secure as the thermocol is properly hugging the equipment. Once you shift to a suitcase you may have to compromise as the stuff with the thermocol may not fit properly. As mentioned above - airline staff may handle the original packing with better care as compared to baggage. In my case the check-in lady at NY airport affixed the "FRAGILE" tag on the bag containing the Bose woofer and then dumped the bag on the conveyor belt. She then realised her mistake and apologised to me. Thankfully the equipment was not damaged.
Also, if you are changing planes there is more risk as baggage has to be moved from one aircraft to another. In which case i would again prefer the original box. On a direct flight the risk is the minimum.
The above is my take on issue. Hope it helps.
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I had got the a pair of satellite speakers for my atmos setup when i was in Europe. I put the entire speaker in the suitcase with the original carton box.Ok so either pack it in suit case or carry with original packing and as long as its one package per passenger it is all good?