I'll like to carry the tripod as a hand carry luggage rather than checked in.
I"ve heard some horror stories about how their expensive tripod got damaged when it was in their checked in luggage due to bad luggage handling.
In SIA, we're only allowed 2 hand carry luggage. If I already have 2 hand carry, can I carry the tripod in a tripod bag and SIA still allows it ? I'm hoping that they treat it like a jacket thing and not count towards as an extra hand carry.
In the US, how many hand carry luggages does the domestic airlines allow ?