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    Hi, I never hand carried my tripod as I always checked it in together with my backpack in the past. So, may I know what is the latest rule now as I'm thinking of hand carrying it this time on my long haul flight next week? Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Tripod As Hand-Carry Baggage on Flight

    It's still safer to check in your tripod

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    There's a stick in Travel Photography sub-forum. Airport rules will only get stricter...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1294592

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    Quote Originally Posted by costa777 View Post
    So, may I know what is the latest rule now as I'm thinking of hand carrying it this time on my long haul flight next week?
    There's no 'latest rule' that applies across the board You gotta check the website of the airline you're flying for specific size/weight limits.

    Hand baggage allowances and policies vary by airline and your hand baggage allowance for a flight is always determined by the operating airline.

    http://www.britishairways.com/en-sg/...age-allowances
    Your luck will determine whether it'll get counted toward your carry-on luggage limit as a separate piece. Some get away with it + laptop + luggage, some don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    There's no 'latest rule' that applies across the board You gotta check the website of the airline you're flying for specific size/weight limits.

    Your luck will determine whether it'll get counted toward your carry-on luggage limit as a separate piece. Some get away with it + laptop + luggage, some don't.
    Actually, the rules on tripod as hand carry is not really restricted by airline. It is the airport that is making that call. Which is also why there is no rule across the board.

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    Hi TS,

    I have been flying around with my manfrotto 190cxpro tripods all these years by hand carrying onboard and never had I encounter any issue with security. If you are still concern, my suggestion is to bring a smaller version, such as the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom.


    Quote Originally Posted by costa777 View Post
    Hi, I never hand carried my tripod as I always checked it in together with my backpack in the past. So, may I know what is the latest rule now as I'm thinking of hand carrying it this time on my long haul flight next week? Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerlikephoto View Post
    Hi TS,

    I have been flying around with my manfrotto 190cxpro tripods all these years by hand carrying onboard and never had I encounter any issue with security. If you are still concern, my suggestion is to bring a smaller version, such as the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom.
    Have you flown out from Vietnam or Taiwan? Airports in those 2 countries certainly do not allow tripod as handcarry.

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    I got caught few times with my tripod. Manfroto 475 studio type. So I suggested we all should checked in the tripod. Once, I paid Euro 12, for just checked in the tripod.
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    When I travel, I always pack my tripods into my check in luggage. And not just small tripods, some of my trips I travel with the big systematic type of tripods.

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    Thank you for the head-up! I'll take note of this valuable information when I travel to these countries for photography.
    Thus far, these are the following airports that I have traveled through security with a tripod as a hand-carry item together with my camera bag:

    Jogya, Jakarta, KL, Penang, Phuket, Bangkok, Manila, Cebu, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Gimpo, Beijing, Shanghai, HK, Shenzhen, Bangalore, Delhi, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Manchester, London, Barcelona, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria BC.


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Have you flown out from Vietnam or Taiwan? Airports in those 2 countries certainly do not allow tripod as handcarry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerlikephoto View Post
    Thank you for the head-up! I'll take note of this valuable information when I travel to these countries for photography.
    Thus far, these are the following airports that I have traveled through security with a tripod as a hand-carry item together with my camera bag:

    Jogya, Jakarta, KL, Penang, Phuket, Bangkok, Manila, Cebu, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Gimpo, Beijing, Shanghai, HK, Shenzhen, Bangalore, Delhi, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Manchester, London, Barcelona, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria BC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerlikephoto View Post
    Thank you for the head-up! I'll take note of this valuable information when I travel to these countries for photography.
    Thus far, these are the following airports that I have traveled through security with a tripod as a hand-carry item together with my camera bag:

    Jogya, Jakarta, KL, Penang, Phuket, Bangkok, Manila, Cebu, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Gimpo, Beijing, Shanghai, HK, Shenzhen, Bangalore, Delhi, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Manchester, London, Barcelona, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria BC.
    Most of those airports are still ok with tripods. Pairs is iffy, it really depends on the staff you are dealing with at that time. If your tripod has a bag it might be better. But vietnam, taiwan and Xinjiang are very very strict with regards to this. As for airports in the USA, as long as your tripods do not have spiked feet, you are ok. Those with spiked feet run the risk of a forced check in.
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    ...... and when security staff see the tripod a pontential weapon.

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    For me, bring tripod to the cabin, might be troublesome. It might hit some one else on the way in. So, for me, I check in with my luggage. Use cloth to wrap it up, to prevent it from "hurting" the inside of your luggage.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Hand carry tripods is a good idea especially in case of terroist attack you have a ready weapon to fight them.

    Do away with tripods bag so that you can be quick smart with instant response.

    Always be alert at all times and sit with an attack position in the air.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    ....Use cloth to wrap it up, to prevent it from "hurting" the inside of your luggage.
    That is a brilliant idea if you carry a rubber doll inside the suitcase.

    Life can get a bit lonely in a hotel in a strange land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    That is a brilliant idea if you carry a rubber doll inside the suitcase.

    Life can get a bit lonely in a hotel in a strange land.
    As long your credit card are "full" all the time, you wouldn't have lonely time even you out in anywhere. Cause YNWA! ha ha!
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    As long your credit card are "full" all the time, you wouldn't have lonely time even you out in anywhere. Cause YNWA! ha ha!
    You summon her to come to the hotel room?

    How to explain to wife about such expenses? Business extertainment?

    For your case it's YNSA (You never sleep alone).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    You summon her to come to the hotel room?

    How to explain to wife about such expenses? Business extertainment?

    For your case it's YNSA (You never sleep alone).
    Got wife still can travel alone?
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post

    Got wife still can travel alone?
    Its a crime to travel without wife?

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