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    Default Re: flying with big camera bags

    Here is SQ policy for carry-on baggage:

    Please note the following are considered personal items (listed in the SQ website). You can carry these on top of your carry-on:

    Articles Allowed Onboard
    All airline members of the International Air transport Association (IATA) have agreed to observe the following baggage regulations. You may carry onboard the articles listed below free of charge, over and above your free baggage allowance:
    - A lady’s handbag
    - An overcoat
    - An umbrella or walking stick
    - A laptop or notebook computer
    - A small camera
    - A reasonable amount of reading material for the flight
    - Infant’s food for consumption in flight and infant’s carrying basket
    - A pair of crutches and/or other prosthetic devices for the passenger’s use provided the passenger is dependent upon them

    The following is from Tiger Air website on this same policy:

    Cabin Baggage
    Only one small item of hand baggage per person, weighing no more than 7kg and with dimensions of less than 54cm x 38cm x 23cm, may be carried into the aircraft cabin. Any cabin baggage over 7kg will have to be carried in the hold of the aircraft and forms part of the total checked baggage allowance.
    Passengers are also permitted to carry one laptop free of charge but will only be accepted on a 'limited release' (i.e. entirely 'at your own risk' for damage or delay) basis. You may therefore wish to ensure that you have suitable private insurance cover in force for such items.

    So buying one of those thin sleeves for your laptop is much better than chunking it all in a bag. Right b4 getting on the plane, just put the sleeve back into the bag, board, put it in the overhead compartment and you are done!
    Last edited by daredevil123; 23rd April 2009 at 05:36 AM.

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