Travelling oversea with camera equipment


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Ramius75

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Hi all,

I know i wouldnt trust the Airport handler to handle my camera bag, but what about expensive tripod ??? do u guys check in with the tripod or carry it with you onto the plane. Will there be any security problem ??

Thanks :D

Ramius
 

Tipha

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Hi all,

I know i wouldnt trust the Airport handler to handle my camera bag, but what about expensive tripod ??? do u guys check in with the tripod or carry it with you onto the plane. Will there be any security problem ??

Thanks :D

Ramius
I carried everything when i board the plane. Presently in europe.
 

sfthong

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Try to carry the tripod with me, but during the last trip from Japan, not able to pass the airport security(too long), as a result need to check in the tripod. But I take out the head before checking in.
 

kre

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Putting tripod in the overhead compartment wouldn't be a problem if it's not too long. I always hand carry my equipment, can't trust the handlers.
 

birdy52

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i juz checked in my long tripod (abt 50cm)
specifically stated it as a tripod when checking in
and *opps* i left the head on

turned out fine, no problem
currently in europe too
 

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I guess really depends on what luggage you are using. If using samsonite hard case (those big ones), you can safely put the tripod in the luggage. Else I might wrap it up with some sort of protections before checking in, just in case. :cool:
 

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Hi all,
but what about expensive tripod ??? do u guys check in with the tripod or carry it with you onto the plane. Will there be any security problem ??
I hand carry my CF tripod with me no problem. At the check in counter they ask me to check in I told them no. From USA, JPN to SG so far no problem.

YMMV
 

nyxx88

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Been to Australia & back -- all equipment (including tripod) hand carried onto the plane.
 

Ramius75

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hi,

thanks all, i think i will want to carry the tripod manually too. Sometime, i observed how the airport handlers handle the luggage and saw them throwing it around due to the fast aircraft turn overrate. Thats why im having reservation about this. thanks :D
 

Ramius75

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i juz checked in my long tripod (abt 50cm)
specifically stated it as a tripod when checking in
and *opps* i left the head on

turned out fine, no problem
currently in europe too
just rtn from Aust

pack tripod and head (separate head from body) in my luagguage

no prob
I guess really depends on what luggage you are using. If using samsonite hard case (those big ones), you can safely put the tripod in the luggage. Else I might wrap it up with some sort of protections before checking in, just in case. :cool:
Thanks for the assurance, but i think i will try hand carry 1st. My tripod is about 1M in length so it aint small at all and usually i backpack(hence no tough luggage case). -_-"

Thats why im a bit worry this time.
 

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Thanks for the assurance, but i think i will try hand carry 1st. My tripod is about 1M in length so it aint small at all and usually i backpack(hence no tough luggage case). -_-"

Thats why im a bit worry this time.
once board in the plan request them to help you secure the tripod if the overhead storage cannot store it.
 

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Try to carry the tripod with me, but during the last trip from Japan, not able to pass the airport security(too long), as a result need to check in the tripod. But I take out the head before checking in.
Hi...

I'm going to Japan soon too. But I thot u have to check in your luggage first, then go thru the security check? By the time u realized the tripod cannot be hand carried at the security check point, how did you check your tripod in?

Was your tripod very big or long?
 

Ramius75

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Hi...

I'm going to Japan soon too. But I thot u have to check in your luggage first, then go thru the security check? By the time u realized the tripod cannot be hand carried at the security check point, how did you check your tripod in?

Was your tripod very big or long?
dunno, just bash thru i think. im using a 055MF3. so its quite big and long. ;)
 

hortwizer

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HAhaha...i'm going to Japan soon too... Also using 055PROB... Wondering whether can be brought into the plane...:bsmilie:
 

Reno

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it is best if you put your tripod inside a tripod bag, the chances that they allow you to hand carry in is higher. I have hand carry in my monopod (monopod in a box) and tripod (tripod bag) before.
 

sfthong

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I was carrying the 190 PRO to Japan, going there is not a problem i bring along with me but when coming back during the security check they said is too long. As a result i have to go out and check the tripod into the cargo but i took out my head just in case. But i think it depend on luck or sometime which airport. I came back from Kansai Airport just for your information.
 

lsisaxon

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I was carrying the 190 PRO to Japan, going there is not a problem i bring along with me but when coming back during the security check they said is too long. As a result i have to go out and check the tripod into the cargo but i took out my head just in case. But i think it depend on luck or sometime which airport. I came back from Kansai Airport just for your information.
Woe.. if 190 is deemed too long, then 055 should be checked in.
 

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