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Tripod: Checked luggage or carry on?

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by 2Tiggies, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. 2Tiggies

    2Tiggies <font color=blue>I am subscribing to this thread j

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    I know there is no rule that prevents me from packing it in either, but would you pack your tripod in your checked luggage? Do you wrap it carefully somehow before? I have in the past squeezed it into my carry-on but may not have space this year.
     
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  3. m1ckeymouse

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    i packed mine in my checked luggage this year between the layers of clothes to give it some protection. survived fine without a scratch. i was concerned about it, but i didn't have enough room in my carry on for it!
     
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    Thanks. It's a fairly sturdy one, but I needed some reassurance as I've always had it with me.
     
  5. Gianna'sPapa

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    I use a travel tripod and its attached to my "personal item" camera bag. It has gone through Milwaukee, O'Hare and Midway with no issues.
     
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    Mine is small enough to fit in my carryon but I would not have a problem attached to my camera bag
     
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    I have my whole camera bag and a laptop in my carry-on. I might squeeze the tripod but it's going to be a struggle. If I possibly can keep it with me, I will. I just don't want it getting damaged in the checked bags, even though it's probably highly unlikely. Thanks guys :thumbsup2
     
  8. My2Girls66

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    I just got back from Arizona. I put my tripod in my checked bag which is a rolling duffle. No problems. It would have fit in my carry-on but I figured as long as there is a chance they won't let me board the plane with it, I would just check it to be safe.
     
  9. KAT4DISNEY

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    I have always put it in my checked bag.
     
  10. PrincessInOz

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    My tripod is always in checked luggage. It survives the international travel really well.
     

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