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#21 xelas

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

Regarding cameras, the wording goes "electric and electronic devices". I would not be that afraid of putting the body in the checked luggage; lenses are a different story altogether!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

Regarding cameras, the wording goes "electric and electronic devices". I would not be that afraid of putting the body in the checked luggage; lenses are a different story altogether!

@xelas although the lenses don't do much good if the body is stolen. :(  Besides, just try explaining that lenses aren't electronic to the security officer. And actually most lenses today have electronic components (image stabilization, etc.)


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

I am quite sure that they will not go that far, otherwise people will stop using those flights! As for the electronics, also watches are banned??

 

And with all the bounty in those luggages (think laptops, tablets, etc etc) maybe cameras will not be that interesting?! And, it is easier to buy any kind of body then to buy a decent lens. And we all know that the lens is who makes the difference.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:31 AM

@xelas

 

In my experience if you are a Pentax user and your DSLR body gets stolen you are up poo creek without a paddle, because you have zero chance of finding a shop that sells Pentax DSLRs... the flip side of course is that only a rare camera connoisseur would steal a Pentax!


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:31 AM

Oddly, the UK has no restrictions for Emirates and Etihad flights ......... 

 

I envision a climb in sales for Pelican cases????  


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:26 AM

Oh here we go again...The biggest terrorist govt that ever existed....creating more chaos and scare mongering, around the world, and now the UK and next Australia...what a world we live in..



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:34 AM

  • I can understand if business travel will avoid these destination , which in the case of Australia  means going to Europe via Asia or Sth Africa
  • business in the Middle East may be done by telecofrencing
  • the contents of computers could be downloaded to USB  stick for a backup if the computer goes missing or gets damaged,but that is going to take a lot of time
  • a report on the DAILY NATION mentions that France is considering having restrictions
  • Kenya already has heavy security  with 2 xray screenings then a full body scanner at each gate

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:01 AM

Oh here we go again...The biggest terrorist govt that ever existed....creating more chaos and scare mongering, around the world, and now the UK and next Australia...what a world we live in..

 

Wow.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

Insurance does not apply to laptops etc in checked baggage.

http://www.telegraph...nsured-flights/

Possible solution for the affected carriers is discussed in the Kenya Air non stop to the US thread

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:02 PM

This is a huge problem for our upcoming trip to Rwanda.  We are booked on Qatar Airways, Dallas-Doha-Kigali, roundtrip.  There's no way I'm checking our lenses.  Not sure what our workaround will be at this point.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

And, it is easier to buy any kind of body then to buy a decent lens. And we all know that the lens is who makes the difference.

 

Not if your body is something like a Canon 1DX !


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:06 PM

Whoever own a 1DX must be a pro, and every pro insure its property. But I stand by my words about lenses; fantastic photos have been done and published with first and second generation of DSLR! NAtGeo is my witness

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

But does insurance cover checked bags?

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:51 PM

I remember one trip where our travel insurance had a sticker to place on my camera.  So, it was covered.  We will all need to see what is actually covered or not covered on our trip insurance.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:12 PM

We recently lost a hold case (well, BA lost it for us!) Whilst there were no expensive electric devices (incl cameras) in the case, I was faced with 3 sources of redress - BA (whose liability, in common with other airlines is limited to £1000), our travel insurance, which carried a significant excess, and out home contents insurance. It was the all-risks complement of our contents insurance which came closest to covering our loss. I'm reasonably sure this would also cover cameras and lenses (which are itemised on the policy). However, cover is only a part of the equation for me, I would be very uncomfortable indeed heading off on Safari knowing my camera equipment may go awol.

The thing that puzzles me with this latest requirement is why it is apparently considered ok for airlines to travel with potential bombs in the aircraft hold?
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:34 PM

I just realized that this is probably why the flight I was tracking from the US to Tanzania just dropped significantly.

 

This is annoying, but the savings on the flight would allow me to replace my camera if it gets stolen, at least!  :D


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

@Alexander33, please keep us updated on what happens. I'm so sorry for you. Maybe Qatar will refund under these conditions and you can go klm through Amsterdam?
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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

I just realized that this is probably why the flight I was tracking from the US to Tanzania just dropped significantly.
 
This is annoying, but the savings on the flight would allow me to replace my camera if it gets stolen, at least!  :D


For those in the US, flights to Tanzania would only be affected if connecting in one of the airports on the list including the big Middle East hubs. So if flying from JKIA on say KLM no issue but if on the big ME carriers - then yes.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:34 PM

For those traveling on the affected airlines below is an excellent summary of the insurance particulars. I think it will be very useful if you have to check your electronics.
http://onemileatatim...nics-insurance/

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:47 PM

That last link is interesting because that's the first I read that cameras are ok under the UK ban, unless this is just the first time I really paid attention. No one wants to add an extra stop unnecessarily, but...





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