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    I'm a newbie... just would like to find out the following: I am taking a flight with my tripod. Should I check in the tripod or carry it onto the plane? If I check it in, I am afraid they might throw it around. The carrying case does not provide any cushioning. If I carry it on, will they allow it?

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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I'm a newbie... just would like to find out the following: I am taking a flight with my tripod. Should I check in the tripod or carry it onto the plane? If I check it in, I am afraid they might throw it around. The carrying case does not provide any cushioning. If I carry it on, will they allow it?

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    SIA will allow you to carry it on board. Best to call up your airline ticketing agent and enquire. Rules normally change from time to time. If you can't carry it on board then make sure you put them inside your luggage to prevent damage. Don't just check in the carrying case as it is as it will be damage during flight.
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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    do check out the other thread in this section
    Brining tripod overseas,handcarry or check in?
    for more discussion...
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    i think tripod is allowed bt call the airline to check, not all agents wld know.
    from what i know, knitting needles are banned from SIA flights recently.

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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I'm a newbie... just would like to find out the following: I am taking a flight with my tripod. Should I check in the tripod or carry it onto the plane? If I check it in, I am afraid they might throw it around. The carrying case does not provide any cushioning. If I carry it on, will they allow it?

    Thanks.

    Pack your tripod together with your clothes (place it in centre and pad it with clothes around) and check in inside the luggage. Don't check it in by itself. Have done this for all my trips and no worries about tripod breaking.

    if you want to hand carry in, always check with airline beforehand.

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    i travel all e time w my tripod chk in, never had a damage. I prefer my tripod gets to whr i'm going then let the airport authority decide. That just my point of view. i use a use a benro tripod.. they are quite hardy actually.

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    So far I've always carried my tripod on-board. Never had an issue. Tried with Tiger, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Thai.... no issues about being stopped.
    Doesn't mean that definitely can bring
    My new one is quite large though... hmmmmmm.... have not travelled with it yet.
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    How about a flight to USA on China Airlines? Anyone with experience?
    I'll be putting my trripod inside my backpack. Hope it's allowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    So far I've always carried my tripod on-board. Never had an issue. Tried with Tiger, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Thai.... no issues about being stopped.
    Doesn't mean that definitely can bring
    My new one is quite large though... hmmmmmm.... have not travelled with it yet.
    This kind isit?


    Still looking for one... keen on a Gitzo...but must check for proper height-ed one...
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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    This kind isit?


    Still looking for one... keen on a Gitzo...but must check for proper height-ed one...
    hahahah like that means I must shoot only in prone position...? Very tiring
    My new tripod is a 3-section one, so it doesn't collapse into such a handy size. But since I'm 1.86m, it still looks fairly compact when slung on my shoulder.
    I think should still be ok on the airline. Will try it soon enough. Heading to Germany...
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    hahahah like that means I must shoot only in prone position...? Very tiring
    My new tripod is a 3-section one, so it doesn't collapse into such a handy size. But since I'm 1.86m, it still looks fairly compact when slung on my shoulder.
    I think should still be ok on the airline. Will try it soon enough. Heading to Germany...
    Wow! You're a high tower! 3-section is nothing to you then. I'm looking for a 3-section too - because of sturdier construction (better vibration control) versus 4 section.

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    I hate having to release and extend 3 sections of legs...
    3 clips x 3 legs = 9 times! Tiring
    Exploring! :)

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    I think this will vary from airline to airline but I have no problems bringing the tripod on the airplane.

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    So how about Cathy airline? anyone try to handcarry before?
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    Can my sirui TX1004 with G20 ball head be able to hand carry on to the aircraft or rather i will wan to strap it on to my flipside 200 bag together with me cam equip....

    Can it be carry on board?

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    Default Re: Travelling with your tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by bragbig View Post
    Can my sirui TX1004 with G20 ball head be able to hand carry on to the aircraft or rather i will wan to strap it on to my flipside 200 bag together with me cam equip....

    Can it be carry on board?
    Check with the airline you are traveling with. Our answer serves as a guide cos it becomes outdated quickly.

    Some airlines allow it onboard on one day and later disallow due to some funny reason like t......
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    If it can go into the overhead cabin, it can be hand carry.

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