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Air New Zealand carry on weight limit - 15lbs ????!

 
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Aug 28, 2017 00:55 |  #16

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18438767 (external link)
Around here, you go through the x-ray you can't even have a wallet in your pocket or shoes on.. what happens then?

You get to put your gear in a tray. Security (we have that too) have nothing to do with how much you are carrying on the airplane they just care about what you are bringing on.


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Aug 28, 2017 03:32 |  #17

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Security (we have that too) have nothing to do with how much you are carrying on the airplane they just care about what you are bringing on.

yes, and no. Most of the concepts around keeping hand luggage weight down is either to do with overall aircraft weight (i.e. more weight = more fuel cost) or to do with potential harm that unrestrained heavy objects can do in the case of turbulence or serious accident.

Sadly, every airline in the world seems to have different interpretations on what is acceptable for both cases, and you end up with some folks boarding (or attempting to board) with all their worldly possessions because they either thought they could get away with it, or they didn't consider what was reasonable.

I feel for anyone who genuinely needs to travel with lots of expensive heavy photographic gear, but until every airline comes up with a standard allowance, you'll end up with some airlines with more (or less) than others. Best you can do is turn up early for the flight and don't look as if you're carrying around lead weights or anything huge.

I know it doesn't help, but it could always be worse, they could stop you flying with any onboard electronics larger than a cellphone...


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Aug 28, 2017 05:05 |  #18

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yes, and no. Most of the concepts around keeping hand luggage weight down is either to do with overall aircraft weight (i.e. more weight = more fuel cost) or to do with potential harm that unrestrained heavy objects can do in the case of turbulence or serious accident.

And how is any of that dealt with while going through security check? In my experience security never care if you bag is overweight, they don't weigh it, or how oversized it is, they don't measure it. They only care about what you are bringing on and making sure you stay within the guidelines of permissible on board materials or items.

I have yet to visit New Zealand, perhaps these things are different there. One day I hope to.


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Aug 28, 2017 05:19 |  #19

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And how is any of that dealt with while going through security check?

there are times depending on the size of the operation, where "security check" and "baggage check" are one & the same thing...


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Aug 28, 2017 06:33 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #20

Must be fairly small airport for that but I could see it.


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Aug 28, 2017 09:34 |  #21

I'm planning a trip to an island near bora bora for 2019 and will have to deal with weight limits. Air Tahiti allows only 1 bag and a weight limit of 22lbs per person for carry on but still allows 50lb for a checked bag.

This is the other main reason for buying the wife into Fuji. All I gotta do is pick up a couple more lenses and a body and together we'll have a nice travel kit. With a 22lb weight limit I'll have a hard time packing the 5D.

Edit: I couldn't imagine 15lb limit sheesh


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Aug 28, 2017 15:15 |  #22

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18438767 (external link)
Around here, you go through the x-ray you can't even have a wallet in your pocket or shoes on.. what happens then?

You'fre right about the security check, but the airline people, not the TSA folks, are the ones who fuss about the size or weight of your carry-on. So you just have to juggle around with the items in your carry-on to satisfy the requirements at these two different stages of the boarding process. Empty pockets for security and well-filled large pockets for the the weight and size check.




  
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Aug 28, 2017 15:25 |  #23

Kinda sucks for a pelican 1510 that weighs 13lbs bare.


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Aug 28, 2017 15:37 |  #24

The suitcase weight issue is one that I have taken into consideration most vehemently. It is why I do not own a "Camera bag" for air travel.

Pelicans, Thinktank roller bags, Tamrac backpacks, all weigh MUCH more than a modern 21" lightweight roller carry on.

With the rolling carry on @ 6 pounds or so, you use things you need to pack anyway for padding around your gear, socks, shorts, boxers etc. All that silly padding in camera packs = wasted weight.


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Aug 28, 2017 16:20 |  #25

My streetwalker roller I just got weighs 8lbs 6oz by itself the way I keep it divided. The small 21" rockland travel carry on I have weighs 5lbs 10oz by itself without any padding. Now I'm sure you could use your clothing as padding but wouldn't be good to mess with that when you arrive to a shoot. The difference here is 2lbs 12oz in weight but one has to factor in the weight of the padding you will use.

I personally don't plan on using my roller for airline travel but have taken with me on a couple trips already in the vehicle and it's really nice to load up and head into a recital or competition or other event say your a wedding guy. Mostly from vehicle to venue etc thats where it shines.

I feel pretty confident I could have my roller packed fall down stairs and survive and protect what is inside. I don't have that same confidence padding my own stuff. All that only to save ~2lbs once you factor in padding?


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Aug 29, 2017 05:47 |  #26

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My streetwalker roller I just got weighs 8lbs 6oz by itself the way I keep it divided. The small 21" rockland travel carry on I have weighs 5lbs 10oz by itself without any padding. Now I'm sure you could use your clothing as padding but wouldn't be good to mess with that when you arrive to a shoot. The difference here is 2lbs 12oz in weight but one has to factor in the weight of the padding you will use.

I personally don't plan on using my roller for airline travel but have taken with me on a couple trips already in the vehicle and it's really nice to load up and head into a recital or competition or other event say your a wedding guy. Mostly from vehicle to venue etc thats where it shines.

I feel pretty confident I could have my roller packed fall down stairs and survive and protect what is inside. I don't have that same confidence padding my own stuff. All that only to save ~2lbs once you factor in padding?


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The sad part is, this is exactly the new bag, the ThinkTank Streetwalker roller backpack I bought for this trip. Now it will sit in the closet until I get back! Really pisses me off.


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Aug 29, 2017 07:15 |  #27

I routinely take carry on bags at around twice the 7kg limit and have never had an issue.

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Look up the size requirements for the airline and use a backpack style bag that meets said requirements. Don't even think about using a pelican style case, avoid bags/cases that look heavy. Avoid bags with wheels.

Sling your carry on over one shoulder, as if it weighs very little, when walking on the plane.

Backup plan, have a camera sling in the bag so you can carry a camera and lens out of the bag onto the plane around your neck. Wear pants with lots of pockets :)


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Aug 29, 2017 14:55 |  #28

I routinely start up saving weight on the carry-on luggage piece itself with a Cabin Max Metz Extra that weighs just 0.7kg, Featherlight! I would not hike ten miles with it, or carry it around all day but for airport use it's acceptable.

The size (IATA 55x40x20cm) saves you having to bargain around with airline staff at the boarding gate, and while you cannot fill it to the brim with photo equipment to stay under a 7 or 10kg limit, it is large enough (and even expandable) to be quickly stuffed with all the things you distributed over different pockets once you are through the size and weight check.

As I keep the Cabin Max with me and don't toss it around, it does not need more padding than that provided by the reasonably lightweight Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW II that I keep inside it with one body and two lenses, plus as needed, one or two in S&F pouches.




  
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