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    Hi,

    Just want to inquire about bring a tripod Hand-Carried on an overseas trip???

    Anyone of you tried to bring hand-carry tripod on a flight (Jetstar Backpackers)???

    Did they allowed it in the immigration??

    I'm going to Phuket for 3 days trip and I'm planning to bring a tripod (Fancier) with me but im scared that they wont allow it hand-carried.

    I'm only allowed to have a 7kg Backpack and NO Check-IN. If they ask me to check-it in, I need to pay... This is what im avoiding...

    Any advice on bring a tripod on a overseas trip????

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    Rather than spending time highlighting and playing with colors in your post, try clicking the SEARCH button at the top.

    Try a search for "tripod carry-on" or "tripod jetstar"
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    not to mention asking jetstar too

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    Here you go, 5 pages all about tripod as luggage

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611665

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    Does your tripod come with passport? If not I don't see any relevance for immigration ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Does your tripod come with passport? If not I don't see any relevance for immigration ...
    I think he might mean it as a restricted item or something. Things like nail clippers and aerosol cans cannot bring nowadays also, TS might be worried about this

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    Well, to answer your question TS..

    I took Jetstar to HK last november... Hand-held my camera bag and tripod into the aircraft. No issues at all...
    Since November 2010~

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    My tripod is quite bulky and sometimes they do not let u in with that item. Ask u to check it in. Varies from country to country and airlines

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    best to check in, don't risk getting it confiscated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Rather than spending time highlighting and playing with colors in your post, try clicking the SEARCH button at the top.

    Try a search for "tripod carry-on" or "tripod jetstar"
    Bro, Your such a great help...

    Quote Originally Posted by hitendra View Post
    not to mention asking jetstar too
    Sometimes if you ask in Jetstar staff/counter they have different answer about this.

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Here you go, 5 pages all about tripod as luggage

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611665
    Thank you spree86.. ill browse it and look for the answer i need...

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    I think he might mean it as a restricted item or something. Things like nail clippers and aerosol cans cannot bring nowadays also, TS might be worried about this
    Im worried that I may not able to bring my tripod in and out after my trip, it would be a great waste i my part. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishootsg View Post
    My tripod is quite bulky and sometimes they do not let u in with that item. Ask u to check it in. Varies from country to country and airlines
    Yah, same as mine.. bulky.. well im going to phuket on a backpack...maybe i need to buy cheap plastic tripod then. Thanks

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    I hand carried in Weifeng 592 tripod for airasia. Best is ask at counter before check-in. I don't think it is that bulky...not as if you are bringing a bazooka lens with a case.

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    Yes personally i was able to carry on my tripod on various trips.
    Mine is a benro A-550.

    But there was this retarted incident in vietnam airport when i was returning home, i checked in and everything.. and i was going through the customs.. passport chopped. In vietnam right after that is the xray scanner and stuff..

    Then the officer stopped me and said.. my tripod is too big to carry on.. so i had to check it in.. annoyed as i am.. i had to go out.. then i decided to try something.. i walked all the way to the other side where there are other xray scanners and stuff.. LO and Behold.!! the officers there didnt even pay attention to me.. so i got through..
    Huh? What Goes Here..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzzw86 View Post
    Yes personally i was able to carry on my tripod on various trips.
    Mine is a benro A-550.

    But there was this retarted incident in vietnam airport when i was returning home, i checked in and everything.. and i was going through the customs.. passport chopped. In vietnam right after that is the xray scanner and stuff..

    Then the officer stopped me and said.. my tripod is too big to carry on.. so i had to check it in.. annoyed as i am.. i had to go out.. then i decided to try something.. i walked all the way to the other side where there are other xray scanners and stuff.. LO and Behold.!! the officers there didnt even pay attention to me.. so i got through..
    I think in Changi Airport, it's the same scenario, am I right?
    You check-in your luggage, then proceed through customs & immigration, and only when you're about to enter the boarding lounge do you (and your handcarry) have to pass through the x-ray and scanner setup.
    If, at that point in time, they find excess amt of liquid, or a pocket knife, etc, then there'll be huge headache for you to check it in.


    Anyway, have brought my bulky tripod (>60cm when folded) and camera gear on a number of occasions before, and so far (touch wood) no issue. Maybe I'm pushing my luck though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilb87 View Post
    best to check in, don't risk getting it confiscated.
    That's the point TS does not want because check in luggage is excluded in the ticket type he wants to use. Only hand carried luggage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    I think he might mean it as a restricted item or something. Things like nail clippers and aerosol cans cannot bring nowadays also, TS might be worried about this
    Not sure.. seems rather that 'seasonal changes' are more likely to make problems rather then general rules. Last year I had a trip to KL and when I arrived in KL I discovered my Swiss army knife in the luggage I had in the cabin. On the way back I just wanted to know whether it was coincidence or not. I still have the knife
    So far only AirAsia in JB insisted on checking in my luggage, also on the way back from KK to JB. Vietnam Airline did the same only on the way back from Hanoi. But it was rather some funky security guard from the airport who obviously got bored and started making up his own rules. When checking in at Changi it all went through.
    Remove the head, cover the top mount plate so that there is nothing sharp or edgy to be seen. Best to have it in a tripod bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzzw86 View Post
    Yes personally i was able to carry on my tripod on various trips.
    Mine is a benro A-550.

    But there was this retarted incident in vietnam airport when i was returning home, i checked in and everything.. and i was going through the customs.. passport chopped. In vietnam right after that is the xray scanner and stuff..

    Then the officer stopped me and said.. my tripod is too big to carry on.. so i had to check it in.. annoyed as i am.. i had to go out.. then i decided to try something.. i walked all the way to the other side where there are other xray scanners and stuff.. LO and Behold.!! the officers there didnt even pay attention to me.. so i got through..

    warouz.. security officer boh zho kang!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonid View Post
    Hi,

    Just want to inquire about bring a tripod Hand-Carried on an overseas trip???

    Anyone of you tried to bring hand-carry tripod on a flight (Jetstar Backpackers)???

    Did they allowed it in the immigration??

    I'm going to Phuket for 3 days trip and I'm planning to bring a tripod (Fancier) with me but im scared that they wont allow it hand-carried.

    I'm only allowed to have a 7kg Backpack and NO Check-IN. If they ask me to check-it in, I need to pay... This is what im avoiding...

    Any advice on bring a tripod on a overseas trip????
    Usually not a problem, but as you rightfully point out, they do have avenues to make you check it in. So you can try, but my advice is to be prepared to check it in, or be able to stuff it into your backpack when asked to.

    You can solve this issue by making sure that your backpack can hold your tripod. Believe me, it's not that hard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonid View Post
    Bro, Your such a great help...


    Sometimes if you ask in Jetstar staff/counter they have different answer about this.

    could be - best to get a response on email if you can.. then you can print the email out and have it as documentary support ...

    from my experience though, as long as the weight is not too much, the airlines are ok and don't cause a problem - now, security at the boarding gate- that's another story altogether, as mentioned by other folks here...

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    Thanks for all your replies...

    Ive come up to a solution: buy a lightweight tripod that is sturdy and can put inside my backpack...

    But this kind of tripod will be costly... huhu

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonid View Post
    Hi,

    Just want to inquire about bring a tripod Hand-Carried on an overseas trip???

    Anyone of you tried to bring hand-carry tripod on a flight (Jetstar Backpackers)???

    Did they allowed it in the immigration??

    I'm going to Phuket for 3 days trip and I'm planning to bring a tripod (Fancier) with me but im scared that they wont allow it hand-carried.

    I'm only allowed to have a 7kg Backpack and NO Check-IN. If they ask me to check-it in, I need to pay... This is what im avoiding...

    Any advice on bring a tripod on a overseas trip????

    Tried Tiger, Jetstar and Airasia. No issue for carrying a tripod in handcarry for me.

    I put it in my bag and send it right through the scanner and was not stopped.
    Last edited by OoStarDustoO; 18th February 2011 at 10:35 AM.

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