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Travel with two bodies on flight?

Started Oct 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Kit Laughlin
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pro gear and carry on restrictions
In reply to Jeweller, Oct 9, 2010

I fly all the time for my photographic work, and there is no way here in Australia that a pro. kit can be carried on board—we are limited to 7Kg (about 15lbs) for carry-on. Even overseas destinations for work have to follow this restriction.

Accordingly, I use a Pelican lockable hard case, with lots of internal padding, and I check it. This case contains bodies and lenses, and has wheels and a handle. It is bulletproof, pretty much.

As well, I always check this case in via the oversize/fragile lane: the case is handled on a separate conveyer belt to usual luggage.

This is a recent development since the carry-one restrictions have been tightened. All airlines will go in this direction eventually, so my recommendation is to get ahead of the curve and ask yourself how your gear can be protected (shock- and theft-wise) and buy the best cases that will do that job. I am totally happy with the Pelican.
Kit Laughlin
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