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How do I bring my vintage suitcase back to life?

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Question: Hi Karen, my Grandma recently gave me her vintage suitcase which I love but it looks a bit old and tired. Are there any tricks to fixing this back up? Answer: Vintage suitcases can be a bit tricky but there are a few easy tricks to try first. Use shoe polish to buff up any areas where there is loss of colour and air out in the sunshine to kill any bacteria that may be living inside the case. If the lining needs replacing, the best people to talk to are furniture reupholsters as they have the knowledge to...

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What Plug Do I Need When Visiting China?

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Question: Hi Karen. I'm off to China for work next week and not sure what type of plug I need for my electrical appliances. Can you help? Answer: Hi there. China's electrical system uses Number 96 of the Go/Signature range of adaptors. We also stock a "world wide" combination pack with a double NZ adaptor. You don't need to take all six adaptors with you on your trip - depending on how many places you're going. Find our range of travel adaptors including for China in our Travel Accessories Collection.

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Is there an easy way to weigh my luggage?

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Question: Is there an easy way to weight my luggage? I'm sick of always getting stuck paying for extra luggage weight on my way back from holiday. Answer: Yes, we always have light weight luggage scales in stock. They're small so they won't take up my room in your bag either. Battery operated, all you have to do is hang your bag on the hook, hold it off the floor and the scales will give you an accurate reading.

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Is there something I can carry to protect my credit card information?

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Yes there is. There are now RFID protection wallets and bags available. RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification which is a technology chip that people carry in their bag and it takes all the information off your passport/credit cards. The new RFID protection wallets & bags have a special foil in the lining which protects everything inside safe. We have women's wallets & men's wallets as well as day packs and backpacks all with RFID protection.

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What size bag can I take on the plane without checking it in?

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I often get asked about size and weight restrictions for carry on luggage. There is an industry discussion underway around standardising carry on sizes for the ideal carry on size, (55x35x20cm) however this hasn't been adopted as yet.  As a general rule as long as the total dimensions are under 110cm you'll be okay. At present this varies between Airline, you can read more about each on the links below; Air New Zealand Emirates JetStar Singapore Airlines Qantas    

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