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I'm at present in the US for 3 weeks on holiday/business. One lesson I learnt is make sure that the camera bag/personal luggage you have is definitely correct size for hand luggage. According to the dimensions of Crumpler, my bag was well in the size for carry-on luggage, I also physically mesured the bag myself. But when I checked in my luggage at Heathrow, it did not fit into the 'size-acurate' tester. It had to go into the checked luggage.
On arriving at Washington Dulles my photo/computer equipment was fine, but it put pressure on me about how safe it would be.
So the lesson learnt is don't go on the manufacturer's dimensions or your own statistics.
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Quote: But when I checked in my luggage at Heathrow, it did not fit into the 'size-acurate' tester. It had to go into the checked luggage.
I thought that was no longer the case on long haul flights?.
Oh yes very much. Very they're very strict.
You must have had a big bag then!
Quote: The dimensions of hand luggage must not exceed 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 17.7in x 9.8in approx), including wheels, handles and side pockets. This is equivalent to the size of a small roller suitcase
That is the size allowed on long haul.
That's the ironic thing it was within those dimension!!!!
My Crumpler back-pack is 50cm x 42cm x 25cm, but unless it's totally rectangular in shape i.e pure laptop/breifcase shape (or lesser in dimensions) it won't fit into the 'sizer-acurate'tester. Apparantly I wasn't the only one who had problems there were two others with the same issues.
Either your bag is/was bigger than the stated dimensions or the "size accurate" tester was smaller, I wonder Hmmmm..
Quote: I thought that was no longer the case on long haul flights?.
it isn't, they go into the hold, next time don't take a camera case, take a camera bag
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