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Tripods in carry-on?

 
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Jul 28, 2011 14:28 |  #1

Anyone think the TSA will allow a carbon fiber tripod (with metal head) in carry-on luggage? I'd like to avoid checked luggage if I have to, but I have a feeling they'll think it's a weapon.


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Jul 28, 2011 14:31 |  #2

No issues...I carry mine all the time as a carry on


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Jul 29, 2011 06:40 |  #3

I've never had an issue putting my pod and BH in my carry on. I still worry about it every time.




  
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Jul 29, 2011 07:42 |  #4

Ok looks like it'll be okay as long as I can make it fit. My only concern about putting it in check is that since they're not-so-gentle with things, it might get crushed or dented. But thanks, both.


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Jul 29, 2011 10:38 |  #5

Odds are you will be OK. I've never had a problem but the TSA is so inconsistant it's hard not to worry. With the TSA locks I'd hate to check any thing valuable but if you do most airlines will sell you extra insurance for your bags. I've gone that route and my bags were hand delevered in the baggage area. ;)




  
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Jul 31, 2011 15:58 |  #6

Related: I have a gorillapod in a side pocket on my bag. About 50% of it sticks out of the pocket. Will that be a problem with TSA, and/or Security at London Heathrow? Guess not, but doesn't hurt to ask.


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Aug 01, 2011 12:34 |  #7

Heathrow is an entirely seperate can of worms. Good luck there.




  
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Aug 01, 2011 12:37 |  #8

Docsknotinn wrote in post #12858118 (external link)
Heathrow is an entirely seperate can of worms. Good luck there.

Indeed. It also depends where you're flying to.

Gorillapods aren't particularly "dangerous" in any sense of the word (like a huge metal stick), so that in general should be fine.


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Aug 01, 2011 18:25 as a reply to  @ TheBurningCrown's post |  #9

I didn't have any problems with mine in carry-on


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Aug 03, 2011 00:48 |  #10

Small update: I decided to check it since I didn't want to deal with any problems. I did get bomb-scanned because I put all my other gear in my carry-on...


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Aug 04, 2011 17:01 |  #11

I carry my on all the time, if you feel theres an issue you can always call the airport and get ahold of TSA and check to make sure theres no issue.


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Aug 13, 2011 11:59 |  #12

a note for anyone that looks in search at this thread: if you check it... take off your head to keep that safe. legs are a bit more durable :)


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Aug 17, 2011 20:28 as a reply to  @ DLitton's post |  #13

I have a similar question and I'd just ask it here instead of opening up another thread.

I'm flying to California next week and will be checking in my bag. Unfortunately, I can't fit the tripod legs inside. I will be hand carrying my other photo gear in one bag. My question is, do I need another bag for the tripod legs? I only have this tripod strap (external link). Can I pass the security with just it?




  
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Aug 17, 2011 20:42 |  #14

I just throw mine in checked luggage. It is tougher than the other things they usually do not break in there. But I have carried on tripods and mono pods, no problems.


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Aug 17, 2011 20:42 |  #15

No you should be fine. Just carry it on.


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