International Travel --Any Tips?

Started May 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Paul B Jones
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Big Lenses and Carry On Luggage
In reply to DaveInMD, Jun 23, 2012

I just hauled an 800mm and 300mm 2.8 in the same carry on across Canada. No hassles with security or check in at all. The concern in this country seems to be size, not weight and the total dimensions of my bag were within the set limits. Weight would have been a problem as I had a 1D and 10x binoculars packed in as well.

Last year I carried-on the 800mm to Bolivia through the US and also encountered no problems. The only place I have been challenged on carry on is the UK, where they actually seem to weigh things. Divvying up contents between two smaller bags got me through.
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