Photo gear on plane...

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  1. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I heard you can take two carry on bags, one with gear and one with ur stuff. is that true? Probobly going to canada on the 16th so I need to know
     
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    Depends mostly on the airline you are flying with. Typically, you are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal bag...so ya, two bags. When I travel, I try to pack everything into one or two bags that are small enough to carry on, that way I don't have my luggage lost and I don't have to wait at the baggage claim either.
     
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    Call or check the website of the carrier with whom you will be flying. Rules vary by airline. With Air Canada, you are entitled to bring two pieces of checked luggage, each weighing less than 50lbs ($75 over-weight charge) and one carry-on bag, 'though I almost always have two (computer case and back-pack) and have never had a problem.
     
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    Correct, got one bag with camera stuff and one with magazines, snacks, or whatever else I need for entertainment.
     
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    yea but I mean two carry on bags cuz I don't want to check in my photo gear so it doesn't get damaged. and one regular. Ill probably be flying with American Airlines or Delta.
     
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    ok thanks. BTW anybody else in Toronto?
     
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    as said before...depends on the airline

    i recently flew from manchester nh to atl intl and all i took was a garment bag, and my photo backpack...got both on the plane...never had to open either.

    easy peasy

    *edit* i flew us air
     
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    When I flew recently I had my purse, my carry-on suitcase, AND my camera bag. However, to get away with it, I basically tied my camera bag and purse together. haha.
     
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    Yep. There are quite a few of us here. How long will you be visiting?
     
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    Check THIS page out...and search that site for other travel tips.

    A good one is to wear a something with big pockets...a photo vest would be good. That way, if your carry-on is too heavy or too big...just take some things out and put them 'on your person'.
     
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    Ill be there for about four days. Most of one day I hope to be on Niagara Falls.
    Ill have my huge jacket so in case ill just keep my 70-200 in my bag :p
     
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    I just weighed my gear bag and its 18.8 pounds.
     

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