A&P Air travel. Do you check you camera?

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  1. KENLUDE97

    KENLUDE97 New Member

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    I'm going on a few trips here in the near future and i want to take my camera (XTi) and Lens (70-200F/4L). Now do you "pros" check your cameras or take them as "carry on" I can not afford to loose them (the air ports never do that :rofl: ) Or have it get damaged in flight. how much hassel does security give you if you want to carry them?


    Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. OlafBeserka

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    I wouldnt think they would hassle you since its not any type of liquid. I would definitely take it with me on the plane if I were traveling.
     
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    I fly fequently ad would NEVER NEVER NEVER think about checking my equipment. I grew up surrounded by pilots and FAA (and still am) and just would rather carry-on. I also have never recieved any trouble for a camera bag completely full, including my laptop.
     
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    I would never even THINK of checking my camera bag, ever

    I've gone through different airports all over the world with my bag packed with camera stuff and no one has said anything about it
     
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    Thanks guys. I really do NOT want to check the camera! So it looks like i will carry it with me :) I wonder if i can cram this bag into the computer bag ;)


    I watched a the Dirty Jobs episode when they were packing bags for the airlines.... And the thought of them throwing my camera bag around like that churns my stomach!:barf:
     
  6. OlafBeserka

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    My cousin used to work as one of the people who loads baggage onto the airplanes. He used to get sooo much stuff because most people didnt lock their bags. Most the time they just chuck them into the plan/conveyor belt. Never EVER put anything fragile in your luggage, especially equipment thats $$$$
     
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    I would think with the way baggage is handled, I wouldn't ever check my stuff in.
     
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    When I get ready to get new equipment I'll check mine...





    In hopes that they fuck it up...
     
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    i've brought my gear on probably 20 flights. no way on earth i'd ever check it.

    hell, i checked my golf clubs once, and the f'n bag handlers stole a dozen ProV1's out of my bag. :uh:
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    well, you can't say they don't have good taste in golf balls :bigthumb:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    my neighbor f'n SHIPS his golf balls to the hotel when he travels & is playing golf. :rofl: :uh:
     
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    why not just bring them in a carry on :rofl:
     
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    Everytime I travel I always carryon my camera bag.
     
  14. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    high end golf, son
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i honestly have no idea. i thought it was retarded enough that he shipped them, so i believe i turned around & went inside after i heard that one

    :dunno:
     
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    Depends on the size of your camera bag. You get 1 carry on, 1 bag of photographic equipment and 1 personal item.
     
  17. Jhegro

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    carry it on. but, be warned sometimes they ask you to snap pictures to prove its a camera. they made me pull out my 70-200 2.8 IS and snap pics to show that it wasnt a metal cylinder filled with drugs or a bomb.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    if they give you shit, tell them it's your purse.
     
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    Man purse. :mamoru:
     
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    I did inside my locked suitcase once and I was scared the whole flight :o Now I'll stick it in my bag.
     
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    I flew across the country last week and carried it with me on the plane both ways and no one said anything at multiple checkpoints.
     
  23. mojito

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    always carry on. even on 4-8 person planes I carry it on :o
     
  24. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Always carry on... Pelican FTW... 1 roller, 1 carryon suitcase, and a backpack is my normal carry on. NEVER would i EVER let it be checked in.
     
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    always carry on
     

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