Thinking of flying from the UK with your camera kit?

Reading Dan Chungs blog has alerted me to the news, for the time being at least, due to anti-terror rules just announced, you will not be able to take carry on, so your camera equipment will not be able to go onto the plane with you. This is bad news as anyone who has had delicate electrical equipment broken in the hold (or through rough baggage handling) will tell you.

More details at the BBC

Passengers are not allowed to take any hand luggage on to any flights in the UK, the department said.

Dan has a solution, though an expensive one:

I’d been thinking for a while about ordering a case that allows me to check my equipment in the hold if I have to. A solution used by many pros is the Pelican case. There are many different models in all shapes and sizes. Anticipating high demand for these cases in the next few days I’ve ordered 1620 and 1510 models; both have wheels and are large enough for a reasonable camera kit. One photographic dealer I contacted said he had already received seven orders by 9.30am this morning

Damian has a couple of these cases and they are really good. I am not a jet setter but I do fly every few months, I might have to invest in one of these myself.

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