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Thread: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

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    Default Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    1st bag is camera equipments
    2nd bag is lighting equipments
    3rd bag is laptop.

    Every one is within the 115cm limit set by CAAS.

    Can't possibly check them in because of their fragile nature, so have to hand carry. Will this be allow in Singapore and China airports?

    Also, I have 1 lightstand which is 110cm in length.. Where can I find a 40" bag so that I can check-in to the plane? I've tried Ruby Photo, but they don't have stock currently..

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    I think the rule has changed now ..... usually 1 bag per person now ... but depend on airline and traffic, and luck!...
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    they seem to have eased the 1 piece hand luggage only rules, at least in EU, and EU is anal about such matters

    so elsewhere should be the same; 1 normal bag + 1 laptop is the max

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    try mask the third bag into a shopping bag (cloth type is much safer). When i checked in, those aunties behind me have 3 big shopping bags from dfs/gift shops (other than their hand carrier, handbag and some even a waist pouch). So, you have to be tactful i guess and a good dose of luck whose flying on the same plane as you. If a local/foreign VVIP is on board, good luck and be prepared to have your lamps and lenses sardine! If not happy, they can spit out your checked-in baggage and request you to join the next flight on the next day.

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    check these 2 URL. maybe they will help

    http://www.changiairport.com/changi/...n/baggage.html

    AND
    http://www.sunlightexpress.com/travel_tips.php
    (look under BAGGAGE)

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    Depends on the Airline. SQ is ok with a normal handcarry, a laptop bag and a small camera bag. Jetstar is strict on the one-bag limit, and they count the laptop as one bag.
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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    how about getting a bigger bag and putting your laptop together with your lights/camera?

    it really depends on the airline you're flying with. if it's budget airline, might be tough.

    if you want to try your luck, be prepared that you will be made to check-in...then the choice will be tough. how about investing in some hardcases? i know you asked about where to buy them in a previous thread. too ex? i know a place that might rent them out at an affordable rate..something like this size http://www.uwkinetics.com/product/56
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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    U can buy 1 more ticket and let yr extra bag sits there, since yr equipment is delicate and u may not want to put them into overhead compartment anyway, I have seen ppl did tat before...

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    If you're a woman its easier. Just get a big bag to stuff laptop + camera in addition to a trolly bag. Say its your personal + lappie bag. Shouldn't have any probs.

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by allsmilez View Post
    If you're a woman its easier. Just get a big bag to stuff laptop + camera in addition to a trolly bag. Say its your personal + lappie bag. Shouldn't have any probs.
    What's the point in saying this when TS is a guy?

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    If you're uh.. dragging so much gear along, I assume it is for a commercial job? If so... buy an air ticket for your gear, and charge the client for it.

    having everything arrive intact and working should be of utmost importance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    U can buy 1 more ticket and let yr extra bag sits there, since yr equipment is delicate and u may not want to put them into overhead compartment anyway, I have seen ppl did tat before...
    dun think they will let you have the bag on the seat. especially if its take off/landing. either stowed below the seat or in the overhead compartments.

    safety reasons lah...

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    Carried a number of times a backpack cam bag, a laptop bag and a shopping bag into the SQ plane without problem.
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    Hehe thanks guys for your replies

    antacid, those cases are way too expensive.. I just drove to Mustafa and got myself a super large hard case luggage bag, can even put my manfrotto tripod upright. Tomorrow I'm going to buy some sponges/foam from artfriend to wrap one of my larger light and put it together with my clothings and extension plugs within the hard case luggage bag.

    Looks like the only plan for my laptop is to squeeze it into the camera bag which houses the lights now. So that will leaves me with just 1 light+laptop bag and 1 camera bag. I think in this case they will allow. I'm flying SQ + Silk Air + China Eastern for this project. Hope they will be lenient to me. hehe!

    Has anybody experienced any problem checking in more than 1 luggage for China domestic flight? From the website woojacky has given, it says:

    For China domestic flight, each passenger is allowed one piece of check-in luggage, up to 44 lbs., and one carry on bag.

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    3 hand-carry bags would be pushing it.
    I've tried 2 hand carry bags several times without problems (I may have been lucky ... )

    Somemore guidelines ...
    http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...in_baggage.jsp

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    dun think they will let you have the bag on the seat. especially if its take off/landing. either stowed below the seat or in the overhead compartments.

    safety reasons lah...
    I saw it in SQ...was flying from Singapore to Penang, and the guy in front put a medium size trolley bag on the seat, and strap it with safety belt just like it is a human passenger. From the way he carried it I guessed it is a machine tooling (like a block of metal/steel). There is no way u can lift this up into the overhead compartment and also not able to stow under the seat below.

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    a word of caution on those cheapo hard-cases..my gf bought one and it got crushed on her first trip out. the shop replaced it, but if your lights were in there...not going to be pretty.

    if you're going to use them, make sure you pack them completely with foam, so there's less space in it and won't get crushed so easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    a word of caution on those cheapo hard-cases..my gf bought one and it got crushed on her first trip out. the shop replaced it, but if your lights were in there...not going to be pretty.

    if you're going to use them, make sure you pack them completely with foam, so there's less space in it and won't get crushed so easily.
    Ohh.. I hope mine is not the cheapo one.. I avoided the ultra-cheap ones, and got a slightly better case for S$150.. Yeah I'm going to stock up on foam later

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    Default Re: Possible to have 2 or 3 hand carry bags up the plane?

    price is not an indication...my gf paid $300+ for hers. hahaha

    do let us know how it went, ok? good luck for your trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    price is not an indication...my gf paid $300+ for hers. hahaha

    do let us know how it went, ok? good luck for your trip
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