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10-03-2018, 10:59 AM   #46
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I just went through the Kansas City Mo air port ( MCI ) and O'Hare International Air Port this weekend

each time I put my back pack with my camera gear on the conveyor belt for the x ray and opened it up so the stuff was visible.

I did not have to remove the equipment from the back pack

I do have prechek


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I went through Berlin Tegel and Bordeaux Merignac last week and didnt even have to take out any camera stuff...
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Just went through Abu Dhabi, London, Edinburgh, Chicago, Boise, Seattle and LAX airports in four weeks, all they wanted was laptop and Kindle out on display, no one cared about camera gear.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Just went through Abu Dhabi, London, Edinburgh, Chicago, Boise, Seattle and LAX airports in four weeks, all they wanted was laptop and Kindle out on display, no one cared about camera gear.
Same with Bangkok and Bali

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Tripods I'll always put in the checked baggage, never had a problem with that. Camera's / bodies / lenses I'll bring on the plane. On a rare occasion security wants to have another look. Challenges I met was 1 security officer at Split (Croatia) not being sure about bringing a drone / batteries in the cabin baggage but fortunately his colleague could inform him it was good. And on a vacation to Oman I brought 'so much' that I could hardly convince the border police it wasn't a business trip. They'll x-ray all baggage coming into the country. After plenty questions I was allowed through but was told I could take photos but no video. Had to leave the drone (phantom) on the airport but fortunately the gopro on the gimbal looked 'harmless' enough. I knew the drone was going to be a challenge at some point so wasn't too taken by it. Mostly just costed a lot of extra time but received everything in good order on the return journey. Funny addition to the story is that on that return journey, after picking the drone up we got a police officer to guide us through all security stages. Probably to inform all was good and we should be allowed through. It was a friendly young fellow and after learning we were Dutch he started talking about his favourite soccer player, a Dutch fellow as well. I'm not much of a soccer fan but we had a brilliant time after that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I just went through TSA PreCheck at St Louis and Colorado Springs with K-1, DFA*50/1.4, three FA Limiteds, FGZ540 flash, metal tabletop tripod, extra L-Ion batteries, a charger and a cord in a Domke F3 bag. Also had a laptop and IPad*, chargers for them, a bunch of pens and pencils, earbuds, and some other stuff in a briefcase.

I didnt have to take off any clothes or shoes or take anything out of my bags.

* They said if I had two laptops I would have to remove them.
Can I please travel with you !
Have been pulled out of line for a tuna sandwich, boots with metal in them, microset of screwdrivers, a wooden box with a 3 piece home golf putter set, and in the 70s I converted an old typewriter case into a camera case...that got me pulled over into a private area with a non-English security guard. Luckily, never missed my boarding.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VSTAR Quote
Can I please travel with you !
Have been pulled out of line for a tuna sandwich, boots with metal in them, microset of screwdrivers, a wooden box with a 3 piece home golf putter set, and in the 70s I converted an old typewriter case into a camera case...that got me pulled over into a private area with a non-English security guard. Luckily, never missed my boarding.
get TSA-Pre. Passport + $89 and its like the old days except for the body scan.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
get TSA-Pre. Passport + $89 and it’s like the old days except for the body scan.
I agree, check it out:


TSA Pre✓

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For those travelling through the UK with film, it's almost impossible to avoid it going through the scanner. Even if you take it out of the boxes and plastic tubs, stick it in a transparent bag and hand it to them, they'll just tell you to send it through the scanner.

RE: Monopods - in the UK security usually work for the airport and not the carrier - their rules apply and not those of the carrier (US carriers & flights to the USA may have additional security at the gate). For really controversial situations, it's the aircraft Captain who has the final say, waltzing up to the gate with a monopod or tripod hanging off your bag is likely to raise some eyebrows.

The biggest problem I have is the conversation with my Girlfriend if my bag gets pulled and they start rummaging around and tipping stuff out: "Whats' that?", "a camera", "and that?", "a camera", "and that?", "another camera"... I'd worked out that if I take duplicate cameras (i.e. two chrome MXs - one for mono, one for colour), every time I pulled one out to use it, it would look like the same camera. I hadn't accounted for security giving my bag extra attention.

Oh, and leave your Zenit Photosniper rifle stock at home...

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