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Old 15th September 2007, 15:01   #166
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Well amigo, it doesn't matter if it's inside a suitcase or in a handbag. Everything will be Xrayed anyways. *Shrug*

You might have to pay duty if the officer deems it fit.
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Old 15th September 2007, 16:55   #167
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amigo, you can safely omit the duty in case you carry all this in a handbag as they are rarely put to any scrutiny. Be sure that you dont keep anything dutiable in checked in baggage though!
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amigo, you can safely omit the duty in case you carry all this in a handbag as they are rarely put to any scrutiny. Be sure that you dont keep anything dutiable in checked in baggage though!

ALL baggage is subject to x-ray scrutiny.
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Old 15th September 2007, 17:23   #169
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willa cam be allowed in the hand baggage?
mumbai duty guys bribeable? the checked in suff is scrutinized more than the hand baggage?


what basis will the duty be calculated by the oficer if there is no price tag? can it be bought in as used stuff? or custom made on my on?

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willa cam be allowed in the hand baggage?
mumbai duty guys bribeable? the checked in suff is scrutinized more than the hand baggage?


what basis will the duty be calculated by the oficer if there is no price tag? can it be bought in as used stuff? or custom made on my on?
1: Please note we really do not encourage discussion on how to conduct illegal transactions on this forum

2: It all depends on your luck but as a rule - big looking items attract big attention.
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Old 15th September 2007, 18:10   #171
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Terminal 1B:

Go up to the first floor and turn left. You will be hugely surprised to see 2 massive 5 star "Clipper" lounges. The one straight ahead is for Jet Airways Biz Class passengers.
The one to the left of it is for any MasterCard Holder, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.
A bar overlooks the runway and you can have a few snacks and coffee while you watch the planes take off.
There is no charge for the snacks or coffee, obviously the beer you must pay for.


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Sam - Is this Mumbai or Delhi?
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Sam - Is this Mumbai or Delhi?
oye TW - Its Mumbai mate.
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Old 15th September 2007, 21:35   #174
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Default My First JetLite flight

As soon as I touched the check in counter, I was told the flight was delayed by almost an hour. Not a good sign.

I waited in the clipper lounge with my diet coke and free Airtel Wi-Fi. The flight was to take off at 7.20 - I already had my boarding pass.

At about 6.55 I'd already started to move out when someone called my mobile. Calling from the Airport Sir, your jetlite flight is boarding, where are you?
This is weird. I'm on my way miss. I step out of the lounge and there's a lady in a sari, looking angrily at about ten of us. Hurry or you won't be in the flight, she says rather rudely.

But my boarding card says 7.20! Well hurry. Why was there no announcement??
Because you are in the Jet Airways lounge. But tdoesn't Jet Lite have any connection to Jet. No.

The other passengers look at me and the crew. I rush through sec check and board the bus. The bus has JetLite colours. He drives off with about 20 people inside and (hold on to your hats, people) takes us straight to a Jet Airways flight where everyone gets off.

Upon reaching the flight, the people there hurriedly rush everyone back to the bus, yelling at the driver, JetLITE jetLITE.
This is ridiculous. He then takes us to an AIr Sahara Aircraft.

The plane is old and worn with silly blue leather seats. The head napkins are gone, but the velcro remains. My hair is getting stuck in the velcro.

It's a decent flight. A full hot meal (Chicken, dal rice etc) is served. Good VFM.

For the price, I'd say it was pretty good.
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amigo, you can safely omit the duty in case you carry all this in a handbag as they are rarely put to any scrutiny. Be sure that you dont keep anything dutiable in checked in baggage though!

you sure i can get a metal rod(camshaft) in the plane in hand baggage?
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ALL baggage is subject to x-ray scrutiny.
Dear Sir,

This is to put forth politely that you are wrong here, particularly when it comes to customs.

While I agree that all baggage is subject to X-ray scrutiny, let me be clear that its only at the point of exit, where the items are NOT dutiable. When you land at the destination, NO baggage is put to any scrutiny.

Only if the customs guy suspects anything while passing through green channel, only then he puts it to XRay.

I request you to go through my reply again and make yourself clear on this (where I've quoted that there should be NO dutiable item inside the checked in baggage), hence nullifying the very root of Xraying.

Sir, neither I'm here to teach anything to anyone nor I'm making any kind of comments on your reaction. Please dont get offended.

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you sure i can get a metal rod(camshaft) in the plane in hand baggage?
nope you would not be allowed this in hand baggage, you may put it safely in the checked in baggage, no worries.
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Dear Sir,

This is to put forth politely that you are wrong here, particularly when it comes to customs.

While I agree that all baggage is subject to X-ray scrutiny, let me be clear that its only at the point of exit, where the items are NOT dutiable. When you land at the destination, NO baggage is put to any scrutiny.

Only if the customs guy suspects anything while passing through green channel, only then he puts it to XRay.

I request you to go through my reply again and make yourself clear on this (where I've quoted that there should be NO dutiable item inside the checked in baggage), hence nullifying the very root of Xraying.

Sir, neither I'm here to teach anything to anyone nor I'm making any kind of comments on your reaction. Please dont get offended.

Warm Regards,

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Dear Sir,

I was NOT referring to the 'security' x-raying but the custms x-ray at the port of entry. In Bangalore at least EVERYTHING is x-rayed including ladies hand bags.
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@panky12345,

I guess this if different for different cities. If you disembark at the Mumbai airport, every piece of luggage goes through the X-ray - all hand baggage and checked in baggage. This is irrespective of whether you go through the green or red channel.

The only thing they sometimes do not scan are the duty free bags.

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Oh Strange!! I've travelled more than 20 times through IGI, Delhi and never it happened with me. (passing through green channel)....
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