I'll be going to shoot a destination wedding soon. yyaayy!!!
Problem is I've never been traveling with my professional gear before.
I have check the airlines carry on size and weight. Sizewise, I'm good. But weight is the problem.
I'm going on Hawaiian Air. maximum weight 25 lbs. Some rolling cases alone already weighing between 9-11 lbs.
1. Do they strickly enforced the weight for the carry on?
They allow a personal item (such as laptop with bag or small backpack) in addition to the carry on bag. I'm thinking of distributing the gears between the carry on bag and laptop/small backpack for the weight problem.
2. Is there a bag that I can fit my 15" MBP and maybe a couple of lenses/accessories that would be acceptable to be in the personal item category?
I'm thinking of checking in my pelican 1610 with other unimportant items, including extra batteries, light stand, belt system, etc.
3. Is there a light stand that can fit inside the pelican 1610? I think it's about 21"
4. Would bringing the pelican attracts unwanted attention? "look at that case, it must contain expensive stuff inside"