A guideline to reduce carry-on size aimed at freeing up overhead storage bin space.
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:55 AM
Kind of a bummer if you travel a lot and will need to buy a new, smaller carry-on bag.
Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:01 AM
I think it would mainly be enforced by bankrupt airlines first ........ a way of making money!!!
Avoid flying them!
Botswana in my blood .......
Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:02 AM
Emirates - carryon - 22" 8Kg max; I use a 20", at 8Kg and do just fine. 2nd bag has to be even smaller - I carry a 13"backpack. Although they weighed my bag at NBO and it was 11Kg; I just smiled and said, souvenirs. They let it go. I did buy some hard cover books at MP.
Professional Photogs will have a difficult time but with my P&S no issues. I never check baggage as I worry it will not make the transfer. With camps doing laundry, less is more.
If I were a pro, I'd probably call and explain the need to carry on the long lenses; they may work with you. I can't imagine checking that expensive equipment!!
Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:07 PM
Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:09 AM
I wear a Paramo Traveller's Jacket on the recommendation of Andy Rouse and put a lot of my photo gear including zooms like the 100-400 in the large pockets so my carry on weighs around 5kg. It's a bit lumpy to sleep in on long flights.
This is the first time that I've heard of Paramo or of Andy Rouse.
After a bit of looking around on the Internet I found images of it.
A great idea! The telling detail is your helpful mention of carrying your 100-400mm zoom in a pocket, no less!
It may be that I'll consider your approach, accepting lumpy snoozing as being what economists describe an ‘opportunity cost’.
Very helpful post.