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May 22, 2017 08:36 |  #1

Hope this is the correct forum (Mods, can you move the thread if I messed up?)

I'm on my way to Egypt Wednesday for a photography gig. I am taking about $10K worth of equipment.

I understand I can't take my Camera body in my carry-on; however, do my lenses also have to go under? I have about $7K worth of lenses and would like to keep them on my person. I called the TSA and the Office of Public Affairs and both said they had no idea. OPA told me to call the airline. How does that help and how will they help me when I am stuck at customs? That's like asking me to call BMW for my expired license plate.

Any insight you guys have would be helpful, and thanks in advance.


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May 24, 2017 13:48 |  #2

aox wrote in post #18360304 (external link)
Hope this is the correct forum (Mods, can you move the thread if I messed up?)

I'm on my way to Egypt Wednesday for a photography gig. I am taking about $10K worth of equipment.

I understand I can't take my Camera body in my carry-on; however, do my lenses also have to go under? I have about $7K worth of lenses and would like to keep them on my person. I called the TSA and the Office of Public Affairs and both said they had no idea. OPA told me to call the airline. How does that help and how will they help me when I am stuck at customs? That's like asking me to call BMW for my expired license plate.

Any insight you guys have would be helpful, and thanks in advance.

I often had a bag with like 5 or 6 lenses and 1-2 cameras worth around 8000$ and never had a problem taking it in hand luggage.

Your best bet would really be to call the airline since they can tell you exactly what their regulations are.

Hope that helps and have a nice (and safe) trip!


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Jun 03, 2017 04:47 |  #3

I think the OP's issue relates to the impending cabin ban on anything electronic larger than a cellphone for flights between the US and certain countries/airports, Egypt being one of them.

(see: http://money.cnn.com …lectronics-ban-explainer/ (external link) )

To be honest I think you'll likely run into the same old issue of hit-and-miss where some security deem stuff acceptable, and others won't.
They're basicly attempting to remove the risk of someone bringing on something that can go bang, and a lens (especially on it's own) could raise flags purely by it's shape.

If it were me, I'd be looking to change flights so you weren't flying direct between the endpoints concerned but at this late stage you probably don't have a choice.
Can't say whether you'll have an issue with onboard lenses at the gate, but if you put the gear in the hold at least you'll know you won't have trouble boarding.
I know insurance would be a must, but if it goes missing you might not easily going find replacements - bit of a dilemma for sure.

Hope it all works out...


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Jun 06, 2017 09:54 |  #4

I don't think the OP would have a problem flying from the US to Egypt. Everything that I've read is directed to flights to or through the US from any of the listed countries. So he could carry his gear on board leaving, but the return trip is what will be the problem.

There's also key wording that would catch you, such as final destination. So trying to fly from one of those countries to a country not listed in the ban, then flying from there back to the US, could still place you in the ban, if you simply would use a connecting flight, ie; booking your entire trip in advance that could show that your final destination is the US. If it were possible, fly to another country not-listed, and that country showing as the final destination, then booking another flight back to the US. However that could be very time consuming, and probably more expensive.

Anymore to cause major disruptions, all these terrorist organizations need to do is make it known what they could be planning, and not necessarily have full intentions on carrying it out. End result, they cause us to dance to their tunes.


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Sep 20, 2017 11:39 as a reply to  @ frozenframe's post |  #5

It's an older thread but I'll comment for anyone with future plans:

I've traveled to Egypt many times via Egyptair and always brought my gear in a carry-on without any difficulty. Leaving Egypt, they will ask you to turn on your camera and other electronic equipment as well.




  
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Jun 17, 2018 18:00 |  #6

I apologize because I cannot answer your question.

I am responding because I have been wondering the same thing. I am not a professional photographer but I do travel quite a bit for work and when I do travel I carry quite a bit of camera gear with me and with all the new restrictions, I don't know what would be the right thing. Last thing I want to do is pack my laptop and camera equipment into checked baggage where I may never see it again.

Can you please update this thread with any information that you gained, how was the trip? What problems did you encounter?




  
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Jun 19, 2018 07:02 as a reply to  @ SpiderMonkey's post |  #7

I had absolutely no problem with my flight to Egypt. And since then, I have had no problems with any domestic flights, Spain, France, Zambia, South Africa, and China. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have more specific questions.


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Jun 20, 2018 20:13 |  #8

aox wrote in post #18647766 (external link)
I had absolutely no problem with my flight to Egypt. And since then, I have had no problems with any domestic flights, Spain, France, Zambia, South Africa, and China. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have more specific questions.

Thanks for the response and update. Thanks also for the list of other countries you've visited since, France and Spain are two that I'm hoping to be visiting again soon.
Maybe I'm overly protective of my gear but, I've had too many experiences with lost luggage that it scares the heck out of me to think I would have to put my gear into checked baggage.




  
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Jun 22, 2018 08:17 |  #9

SpiderMonkey wrote in post #18648631 (external link)
Thanks for the response and update. Thanks also for the list of other countries you've visited since, France and Spain are two that I'm hoping to be visiting again soon.
Maybe I'm overly protective of my gear but, I've had too many experiences with lost luggage that it scares the heck out of me to think I would have to put my gear into checked baggage.

I never check my gear. Doesn't leave my hip. Probably for the same reasons that you also share anxieties for. If you have a lot of gear, buy a camera backpack. They're cheap, and the value for peace of mind is worth it. Safe travels


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