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    Any problem to hand carry into the plane? Medium length and light.

    Flying off next week.

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    I think it's best to check it in in yr luggage.

    Why bother to carry it ? Some airlines don;t allow u to carry it as hand carry.Just wrap it in some layers of yr clothes if U are afraid it will break but haven't heard of a tripod breaking so easily unless it's those plastic and light kind.

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    i always check in my tripod, cfm np.

    hand carry, nah.

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    thanks

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    I always hand carry mine...no problems!!
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    I always hand carry them with the tripod bag and has no problem. I don't trust checking in with my luggage because I don't like it to be tossing around, even with it inside the luggage.
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    I understand sometimes people don't want buy check in luggage. To safe some $$.
    Hand carry 3-4 times, fine. But greatly depends your departure airport.
    Sometimes staff at KL LCCT a bit strict.

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    Default Re: Air Asia + tripod

    I've no problems with my large tripod so far, on any airline, including airasia or tiger.

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    i had no prob with both checking in or hand carry of the luggage. however you might want to keep your tripod concealed or bagged... some airlines do not allow you to carry it 'naked'...

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    I have wrote to AA and below is their responce.

    From: Auto Generated Response <donotreply@airasia.com>
    To:
    Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:21 PM
    Subject: Greetings from AirAsia! CRM:0352687

    Dear TY,



    Thank you for emailing AirAsia.



    In response to your email, we are sorry to inform that you are unable to carry your camera tripod on board. You will have to check-in your tripod.

    You may supersize your baggage up to 30kg, for a fee. You can do this:

    1) Through our Call Centre up to 4 hours prior to Scheduled Departure Time (SDT). Please refer the link below for contact numbers (AirAsia - Contact us).

    2) By going to Welcome to AirAsia.com... Now everyone can fly and clicking on My Flight > Manage My Booking up to 4 hours prior to Scheduled Departure Time if your booking was made using AirAsia member identity

    3) By using AirAsia Mobile App (for iPhone & Blackberry users) or going mobile.airasia.com, and select My Bookings up to 48 hours prior to the SDT.

    If you actual baggage weight is less than the pre-booked weight, fees paid are non-refundable. However, baggage weight is transferable from one guest to another, if they are travelling on the same itinerary.

    Thank you for choosing AirAsia.

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    If you put it inside the tripod bag / carry in bag, the airline staff won't know. Only the security people will know when they x-ray your bag.

    You email them of cause say can not one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJon82 View Post
    If you put it inside the tripod bag / carry in bag, the airline staff won't know. Only the security people will know when they x-ray your bag.

    You email them of cause say can not one...
    Why do you even want to take the risk? A tripod can be easily misused as weapon anyway.
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    Default Re: Air Asia + tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by yrh0413 View Post
    Why do you even want to take the risk? A tripod can be easily misused as weapon anyway.
    Cheapskate lo... The luggage price sometime is about 20-30% of the ticket (budget airline). Normally I carry a backpack TT-SWHD and one messenger bag TT-Retro 10, no check in luggage for my short trip. And I travel once a month sometime. So add up is a lot of money.

    Waiting for luggage is also big waste of time... Sometime take up to 30 mins.
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