From: Graham Harrison on

"J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>>Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camera
>>with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>
> Take the train.
>
> jue

From the UK to Chile? :-)

From: Graham Harrison on

"Wally" <Wally(a)luxx.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:40:50 -0000, "Graham Harrison"
> <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>>Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camera
>>with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>
> Those situations happen and can be very difficult. I heard about a
> tuba player in the U.S. who was flying to a performance, and they
> refused to take the tuba because it was over the weight limit. They
> initially refused to consider accepting excess baggage fees. But he
> HAD to take it, and NOW, or lose his job. Eventually they worked
> something out - can't remember the details - but he got there, with
> his horn - and it cost him money.
>
> I'm pretty sure every situation is different. Just try to prepare as
> best you can against different eventualities. Like, have addresses
> ready if they refuse to let you take it, but offer to let you courier
> it to somewhere. And alllow plenty of time.
>
> Wally

Would you courier your camera in a bag designed for carry on? I don't
think I would. I'd prefer to put it in something that provides more
protection (e.g. a Pelli case). If I'm going to do that I then have a
choice; send it in advance or plan to check it in. Which would you do?
If it makes any difference this would be travelling London (UK) to Santiago
(Chile) - no direct flights you have to change somewhere so your bags have
an extra chance to go astray or get stolen. But then a courier is going to
have to go through at least one hub so similar risks apply.

From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-01-06 10:43:48 -0800, "Graham Harrison"
<edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> said:

> Let's be pessimistic for a moment and assume that the security
> situation worsens and we're restricted in the way that Canada/US
> flights have been recently (e.g. no hand baggage to all intents and
> purposes). What to do with the camera then?

Certainly no problems with carryon on domestic flights in the US. I
just took my backpack full of camera gear down to Atlanta and back. My
wife took her normal carryon bag filled with GPS and miscellaneous
stuff.

Perhaps you were misinformed?

>
> Well, I could leave it behind and take a P and S. Not ideal.
>
> How about buying a Pelli type case to protect it? Question then is do
> I check it in or send it ahead by courier? And, what to do about
> insurance - I guess I'd have to go to a broker because I suspect
> standard insurance would not be sufficient.
>
> Has anyone got and suggestions or experiences to share?

If I have to ship, I use FedEx and cardboard boxes. My insurance covers
any shipping losses, although I have never lost anything.

--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-01-10 06:31:27 -0800, Wally <Wally(a)luxx.com> said:

> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:40:50 -0000, "Graham Harrison"
> <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>> Put yourself in a situation where you are banned from taking your camera
>> with lenses into the cabin with no exceptions. What do you do then?
>
> Those situations happen and can be very difficult. I heard about a
> tuba player in the U.S. who was flying to a performance, and they
> refused to take the tuba because it was over the weight limit. They
> initially refused to consider accepting excess baggage fees. But he
> HAD to take it, and NOW, or lose his job. Eventually they worked
> something out - can't remember the details - but he got there, with
> his horn - and it cost him money.

Most of the musicians I know simply buy a seat for their instrument.


--
Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: nospam on
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<2010011010130916807-christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom>, C J
Campbell <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> > Let's be pessimistic for a moment and assume that the security
> > situation worsens and we're restricted in the way that Canada/US
> > flights have been recently (e.g. no hand baggage to all intents and
> > purposes). What to do with the camera then?
>
> Certainly no problems with carryon on domestic flights in the US. I
> just took my backpack full of camera gear down to Atlanta and back. My
> wife took her normal carryon bag filled with GPS and miscellaneous
> stuff.
>
> Perhaps you were misinformed?

he said canada/us flights, which did have ridiculous restrictions. i
think they're a little more sane now. of course that could change at
any time since it's all one big show.