Anyone travelling from the USA to India?


#1 Oct 22nd, 2015, 00:13
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Hey there fellow mates!

Is anyone here travelling from the States to India in the next few weeks? I need an urgent item from there and unfortunately shipping is not possible or more costly than the item itself.

Let me know.
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Why would any one carry something for an unknown stranger, you ! Keep in mind, in these days of reduced baggage allowance, checked and carryon baggage real estate is at a premium. Ranging from $35-$75. It is one thing to carry a book, or two, and another to lug a heavy item.
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Yes! How many people you want to kill?

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Originally Posted by fruncture View Post Hey there fellow mates!

Is anyone here travelling from the States to India in the next few weeks? I need an urgent item from there and unfortunately shipping is not possible or more costly than the item itself.

Let me know.
Custom officer, always ask, " is this stuff belongs to you". Can you suggest, what will answer if I bring an urgent item from you.
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I have been able to tell customs officers that, no, it is not all mine, but yes, I am very much aware of what is there.

On the other hand, I cringe at the memory that I once agreed to take a fellow passenger's excess-to-allowance cigarettes through customs for him. I really, really cringe, because not many people even bother about such a risk, and far fewer would be caught. All I can say is never again. And before anybody pops in to take my statement, it must have been nearly twenty years ago.

Given the current state of world affairs, I suspect that volunteers may be few, but it might help fruncture, if he mentions what, and also where in the two rather big countries USA and India.
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I did this once the other way and was a bit reluctant. But, I went through with it and mailed it off to their relative. Never heard back from the recipient so I assume they got it. Did it the other way for a known recipient, a reputable Marxist scholar in Maharashtra. I did wonder what Customs might say to a load of ladies underware. But, hey walk on the wild side..
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I read about One Indian origin man hanged in Singapore, and some people from Phillipines hanged in China, "who claimed they bring someone else stuff", Which was drug.
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Ed may be wild, but even he has his limits!

It is time for one of my repeat stories (It's the chilli one, skip the rest if this is third time of reading)...

The only time I have ever encountered enquiry from a customs officer at Heathrow was my wife's first trip to London. An official stopped her. I quickly explained that we were travelling together, and both trolleys were shared. He asked if we were carrying any food items. My reply, "Just a little spice." He waved us on. It was 4.5 kilos of chilli powder, for my music teacher from his family.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post The only time I have ever encountered enquiry from a customs officer at Heathrow was my wife's first trip to London. An official stopped her. I quickly explained that we were travelling together, and both trolleys were shared. He asked if we were carrying any food items. My reply, "Just a little spice." He waved us on. It was 4.5 kilos of chilli powder, for my music teacher from his family.
You were lucky. My wife bought a couple of Guava fruits for me from Hyderabad and the new york customs man promptly tossed them in trash can to her horror and on top of that made her pay $50 as a fine in 1990s

@OP: you could have given the details of the item or package at the very least, instead of leaving it for everyone's fertile imagination.
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FrequentFlyer legend has it, that a small boy in a baby carriage had an airline supplied half eaten apple in his hand. The customs seized and thrown away. Hawaii and Puerto Rico are rather strict on what agricultural products are brought into their islands.
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One of my professors attempted to enter the United States with a largish amount of sausage from Italy. He told us that when he was informed he couldn't bring it into the US, he stood there at customs and ate all of it, out of sheer cussedness. He didn't tell use ow he felt the next day.

I once brought four kilos of sausage into the US from Spain. I felt like everyone could smell it, but it got through w no problems.
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Originally Posted by francesb View Post He told us that when he was informed he couldn't bring it into the US, he stood there at customs and ate all of it, out of sheer cussedness. He didn't tell use ow he felt the next day.
Atleast he didn't land into this mess

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