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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Traveling (flying) with DSLR

I have not been on a plane in a long time but have a trip scheduled to FLA at the end of March and want to take along my camera bag. I don't see it as being a problem on a large plane but I need to make connecting flights on those smaller jets with 50 or less seats. They allow one personal item which needs to fit under the seat in front of you; however, they don't tell you what that dimension is. Anyone have any experience flying with their gear?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

Best thing to do is call the airline your using and ask them. I put my gear in the carry on luggage space.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 07:53 PM
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

Actually, the airlines are making the carry-on sizes smaller this year. Too many oversized carry-on items breaking overhead compartments and delaying flights. That's what we were told in December. I take our cameras on the carry-on too. Just have to remove them from your bag at the TSA checkpoint.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

I've flown CONUS, as well as OCONUS carrying a camera bag containing dslr,and a few lenses. Bag was the size of a cheapo soft sided six pack cooler bag.
Never had a problem stowing on big or small aircraft under my seat.
Keep camera gear separate and in its own dedicated bag.
If you have lens cleaner,or compressed air, obviously remove before you travel to avoid hassle.

Air time is a great opportunity to shuffle through and delete unneeded photos.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 12:29 AM
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

I flew spirit last week and took the camera bag on as a personal item. The dimensions allowed were 16 x 14 x 12

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 07:52 AM
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

One other way to cut down in size of carry ons is to think what you will be shooting and even though I really like a prime a lens for image quality the are some very good quality zoom lenses that will cover a broad range so you can carry a minimal amount of gear.
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

A friend of mine Skeller001 on here takes his 500mm and other gear with him on trips. I think you can take up to this size bag as a carry on. http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks/pro-trekker-400-aw
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Re: Traveling (flying) with DSLR

Thank you to all who responded. I think I am about ready to go and have confirmed with the airline the size of the space under the seat where the camera bag will fit and all seems to work for me.

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