A Heads Up alert for air traveling members who might be tempted to pack expensive camera gear into checked baggage Avoid this if at all possible in the United States. The well-intentioned TSA has a problem with some light fingered agents that work behind the scenes, inspecting this luggage. You have little or no recourse in most cases regarding lost/stolen property from checked baggage! Hopefully, current restrictions to carry-on items will be eased soon. Until then, shipping your camera gear ahead, via FedEx/UPS/DHL is recommended.