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Old 24th of July 2011 (Sun)   #1
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Default Carry-on camera bag considered "Personal Item" ?

I am flying out on Tuesday and would like to have my backpack (laptop, etc) and my camera bag (Kata 3n1-20) as carry-ons. Southwest says 1 carry-on + 1 personal item. Would the camera bag be considered a personal item?
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Old 25th of July 2011 (Mon)   #2
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Old 25th of July 2011 (Mon)   #3
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Thanks. I called Southwest this morning to verify. My camera bag is actually bigger than my backpack, but its within the regulations for the carry-on size.
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Old 25th of July 2011 (Mon)   #4
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yup. im flying to the philippines on saturdaya nd carrying a fstrack 350 with my laptop and camera, and then one of those wheely hand luggage thingy for some bits and bobs
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Old 25th of July 2011 (Mon)   #5
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yup. im flying to the philippines on saturdaya nd carrying a fstrack 350 with my laptop and camera, and then one of those wheely hand luggage thingy for some bits and bobs
In hindsight, I wish I spent a little more on the KATA model that would hold my laptop, now I have to carry 2 bags.
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At least when flying with Swiss, you can take on board all of the following: Check-in baggage, Check in skis OR snowboard OR bicycle (just one), carry-on baggage, laptop bag, camera bag, music instrument (provided it fits into the overhead compartment or in the front of the plane).
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the problem you have with large (but under the max carryon size limit) carry on pieces is that you have to watch what size planes you are getting on. Some of the commuter flights (like the ERJ145) will not accomodate the max sized piece under the seat or in the overhead. It also depends upon which seat you are in. I was on first class flights to/from Seattle last week and I could not fit my backpack under the seat in front of me. With a max sized piece and the wrong airplane, you may find that they insist on gate checking your bag and it no longer is carry on.
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I carry my camera backpack on all the time.
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