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Tripod in hand luggage?

sivraj494 14 60
17 Sep 2006 8:33PM
Hi guys,

I was wondering is it possible to take a tripod on a plane as hand lugage?

I am going from London Gatwick to Krakow in Poland. My tripod is 26cm and weighs 500g.

I have tried contacting british airways and asking but it's no use.

I'm preferably looking for answers from people who have had experience, but welcome all replies.

Cheers in advance
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Sep 2006 8:43PM
You can take a bicycle as hold luggage. I don't see a camera tripod being a problem (from the airline's perspective Wink
kaybee Plus
16 7.5k 26 Scotland
17 Sep 2006 9:45PM
You can't take tweezers or nail clippers.........I suspect you have NO CHANCE of getting it into the cabin
fauxtography 15 6.6k 36
17 Sep 2006 9:49PM
Hold luggage yes you can, hand luggage I seriously doubt it.
AngelaD 15 2.9k Wales
17 Sep 2006 9:55PM
Not on my recent trips, wrap it well and put it in your suitcase.
skeletor 17 1.7k England
17 Sep 2006 11:31PM
Even several months ago, before the recent increase in security, a friend of mine was told he would have to check in his tripod...very much doubt you'd get away with it.

Fujiconvert 16 1.3k England
18 Sep 2006 5:24AM
Sorry but you've got no chance.
49er 14 564
18 Sep 2006 6:49AM
As stated, you will not be able to take a tripod on as hand luggage. I have always packed mine in the case without any problems. In fact if you book a tripod in as a seperate item it has to go in as 'unusually shaped item' like pushchairs, etc.

agoreira 17 6.0k Wales
18 Sep 2006 7:51AM
Mine is a lot bigger and heavier than that and it has been in my case many times, not sure why you want to take it as hand luggage. It'll be going the same way again in about 10 days time.
Keelo 17 18 Australia
18 Sep 2006 8:16AM

Quote:Sorry but you've got no chance

Tend to agree, mine always travels in my suitcase or backpack without problems.
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 8:23AM
My Velbon Luxi fits inside my backpack (Mini Trecker)and it's been all over the world as hand luggage, including at least a dozen flights this year. It's been inspected on many occasions, though. With new restrictions, well, I'm not sure. I got a tiny bottle of lens cleaning fluid confiscated and had problems with the small screwdriver that come with Lee filter kits.

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