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How does anyone pack camera gear with carryon for flights?

 
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Apr 12, 2016 16:34 |  #1

I have a 4 night trip that I'll be going on and I'm trying to only do carry on yet it seems to be proving a bit difficult. I can pack my camera bag lightly but then I won't have enough room for all of my clothing. Need to dress kind of professionalish.
What bags does everyone use for this type of travel?


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Apr 12, 2016 16:41 |  #2

If you do a shoulder bag like a think tank retrospective series you can stow it under the seat and still carry on a normal travel bag. Most US airlines at least allow one carry on that has to fit in the overhead and one personal bag that must fit under the seat.


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Apr 12, 2016 22:03 |  #3

mrfixitx wrote in post #17969771 (external link)
If you do a shoulder bag like a think tank retrospective series you can stow it under the seat and still carry on a normal travel bag. Most US airlines at least allow one carry on that has to fit in the overhead and one personal bag that must fit under the seat.

This. My 7MDH with a good bit of gear will squeak under a seat unless it's a really small plane. If so you can often gate-check your clothing bag and get it back on the jetway when you deplane, then use the overhead for the camera gear.


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Apr 12, 2016 23:01 |  #4

Have been using a ThinkTank Shapeshifter back as a "personal item" in addition to a regular carryon luggage bag with no issues fitting it under the seat in front.


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Apr 12, 2016 23:05 |  #5

I've got an F-Stop Gear Tilopa that I pack all my camera gear in and then I pack my clothes in a normal, daypack type backpack. The Tilopa fits in the overhead bins and the daypack under the seat as my "personal" item.


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Apr 12, 2016 23:55 |  #6

You should be able to do a lot with the standard "carry-on" and "personal item" that airlines allow. I've travelled to Asia and Europe with this carry-on combo and no checked luggage.

For personal item I have used a laptop bag, basically a briefcase. It accepts, besides a laptop, my 7D2, 100-400mm II, macro lens, backup SL1 body and 18-55mm lens, snack, water bottle, travel documents, and various other things. More recently I am using a camera bag as my personal item. It works better for the gear, but is less convenient for documents.

Less critical things like lens hoods, chargers, the laptop AC adapter, and a flash go in the carry-on, which is a roll-a-board. That's also where my clothing goes, and other necessities. I travel light. The clothing that I take is limited.

Works for me, but everyone is different. (I chuckle when I see guys with two big suitcases in addition to carry-on items.)


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Apr 13, 2016 11:39 |  #7

Archibald wrote in post #17970125 (external link)
You should be able to do a lot with the standard "carry-on" and "personal item" that airlines allow.

This. Most people forget you also get a "personal item" that can fit under the seat in front of you. On a typical commercial airline that can even be a decent sized backpack. My think tank airport essentials backpack will fit under a plane seat and it can carry a decent amount of gear.

Use the carry-on for cloths and personal item for camera gear!




  
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Apr 13, 2016 11:46 |  #8

amazon basics backpack for the win


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Apr 15, 2016 16:05 |  #9

Gura Gear (now Tamrac) Bataflae 26L backpack is great for airline travel and fits under airline seats. All straps stow away, very convenient.




  
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Apr 17, 2016 07:19 |  #10

If you can find an Fstop Guru it should fit under the seat. I'm not sure about the new Lotus bag from them.


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Apr 18, 2016 21:46 |  #11

gremlin75 wrote in post #17970509 (external link)
This. Most people forget you also get a "personal item" that can fit under the seat in front of you.

Be sure to check with your airline before you leave home. I've seen many people taken by surprise at check-in and women, for example, scrambling to combine their pocketbook with their carry-on. So much for a personal item - with budget airlines that's as much as a $100 mistake if you don't pay when you book.


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Apr 18, 2016 22:08 |  #12

aphphoto wrote in post #17976744 (external link)
Be sure to check with your airline before you leave home. I've seen many people taken by surprise at check-in and women, for example, scrambling to combine their pocketbook with their carry-on. So much for a personal item - with budget airlines that's as much as a $100 mistake if you don't pay when you book.

Yah, apparently some budget airlines now charge for carry-ons. vmad

Air TransAt used to (maybe still does) have a very restrictive weight limit on checked baggage. Many passengers never read the baggage policy and show up with way overweight bags. The airline loves it and charges fat fees for the extra pounds. When we flew with them some years ago, they wanted passengers to check in 3 hours prior to flight time. They needed the extra time to process the overweight bag charges.


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Apr 18, 2016 22:32 |  #13

Archibald wrote in post #17976764 (external link)
Yah, apparently some budget airlines now charge for carry-ons. vmad

You also need to check the airlines (revised!) carry-on size limits AND check what plane your flight(s) will use. Nothing worse than having to gate check your camera gear because it won't fit in the overhead on the smaller bins found on regional carriers.
Also, if traveling internationally, be aware that overseas our carry-on sizes may or may not "fly".


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Apr 19, 2016 12:07 |  #14

A lot of great info thank you!

I have a thinktank streetwalker HD I believe. I just read on amazon that someone was able to fit it under the seat which is odd because of its size. I could barely be in a crowded elevator with it on.

I ended up just checking in my clothing duffel bag to keep my electronics with me. I have another trip coming up but this time much shorter so I hope to only be carry on for this trip.


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May 08, 2016 21:18 |  #15

I have taken my GuraGear, the original, all over Europe last year and to Africa and on regional
airlines in Africa this year and have never had an issue. It has fit in every overhead bin Inhave tried. I would put my clothes in a carry on size Duffel. I like the Maxpedition.

If I am forced to gate check a bag I can gate check the duffel.


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