From: Graham Harrison on
I've recently been using a Crumpler bag which I can get my camera body,
three lenses and a small laptop into as well as personal items. It travels
with me as hand baggage. I've never had a problem with size or weight.

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?

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?

From: J�rgen Exner on
"Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.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?

Please see
"Sending luggage (with photo gear) ahead by FedEx cross-border"
in rec.photo.digital.

jue
From: Graham Harrison on

"J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:tpn9k5p4pnmg900guc0k8qnn1in17hmi3v(a)4ax.com...
> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.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?
>
> Please see
> "Sending luggage (with photo gear) ahead by FedEx cross-border"
> in rec.photo.digital.
>
> jue

Same question, I agree but no real answers.

From: Savageduck on
On 2010-01-06 12:42:48 -0800, "Graham Harrison"
<edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.com> said:

>
> "J�rgen Exner" <jurgenex(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:tpn9k5p4pnmg900guc0k8qnn1in17hmi3v(a)4ax.com...
>> "Graham Harrison" <edward.harrison1(a)remove.btinternet.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?
>>
>> Please see
>> "Sending luggage (with photo gear) ahead by FedEx cross-border"
>> in rec.photo.digital.
>>
>> jue
>
> Same question, I agree but no real answers.

I think the real solution for the Canadian-US flights is going to be
time. As I understand it, the Canadian TS authorities have imposed the
no-carryon rule as a manpower time saver. They are conducting pat down
searches for those flights, and rather than have extra staffing to
search carry on bags, they are just having them checked. I think that
will end soon.

Until there is some sort of normalization for Canadian-US flights I
think FedEx will be the solution.
....or travel to a border town, rent a car and drive.

My strangest recent travel experience was flying between Cape Town and
Johannesburg in South Africa. On domestic flights in SA you are limited
to 8kg for carry on bags. My carry on with clothes, D300, 3 lenses, and
batteries came in at 12.5kg, and they insisted I check the bag. I had
all my camera equipment in two Thinktank http://www.thinktankphoto.com/
pouches on one of their belts in my carry on bag. I pulled the belt out
of the bag and put it on. The carry on still weighed over 8 kg, so I
checked it, and they had no problem with me wearing the Thinktank belt
and pouches and carrying my laptop case.

--
Regards,

Savageduck

From: Father Kodak on
On Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:53:36 -0800, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>
>My strangest recent travel experience was flying between Cape Town and
>Johannesburg in South Africa. On domestic flights in SA you are limited
>to 8kg for carry on bags. My carry on with clothes, D300, 3 lenses, and
>batteries came in at 12.5kg, and they insisted I check the bag. I had
>all my camera equipment in two Thinktank http://www.thinktankphoto.com/
>pouches on one of their belts in my carry on bag. I pulled the belt out
>of the bag and put it on.

Which ThinkTankPhoto pouches? I have the Speed Racer, and I can't
imagine that I would be allowed to "wear" it on the plane, without
having it counted as my "personal item."

In about a month, I'm supposed to fly to Canada from the USA. It
would be nice to carry on my photo gear, my laptop bag, and my
clothing bag. :)