Cameras on aeroplanes

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Rhythm Thief, 29 Mar 2008.

  1. I want to take my Nikon with me to Bahrain next week. I've had a look on the BA website, and as far as I can see they're ok with me taking it as hand luggage. Anyone know if this is correct, or does it have to go in the hold?
  2. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    If you're flying with BA, I don't think you want to put anything in the hold !

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Camera will be fine as hand luggage
  3. simonali

    simonali Guru

    I always fly BA and always have my camera in my hand luggage.

    And sheddy's right; never put anything breakable in your checked in luggage. I've worked at an airport and you wouldn't care to see what happens to the stuff that goes off on that conveyor!
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    we flew singapore airlines to australia, and noone objected to me taking photos (of the kids, out of the window) on the plane, much less carrying it in hand luggage, which thinking about it consisted of cameras, laptop etc plus a pair of clean scrunts and a toothbrush.
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Well if some terrorist sympathiser gets on and decides to 'make a statement' you could always take their pic !
  6. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Have they relaxed the hand luggage restrictions yet to 2 pieces.
    If not...IF you already have other hand luggage, the camera would have to go IN the other hand luggage bag.
    Stansted was still 1 piece just after the new year....Its a pain when you've a laptop to carry as well :biggrin:
  7. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Taking the paranoid view of things, what's to stop a terrorist hiding an offensive weapon in a large SLR? The mechanism is fairly complicated so it should be fairly easy to 'slip something in'?
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    BTW - Not suggesting you're a terrorist, RT!
  9. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    You'll be fine as long as your camera doesn't look like this:

  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    I always carry my camera in my hand luggage, you can get some great pic out of the window, such as this one
  11. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Snap! I've got one of those cameras, too!

  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    What happened to that engine, Hairy Jock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I don't know about the UK but here in Asia most allow 1 hand baggage + a laptop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    It landed safely enough...

    That what Asus brought out the EEE PC, so you could get it in you hand baggage...
  15. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    It's still one item of hand luggage. I flew to Berlin in February with Mum and the lady at security in Stansted got very snooty because Mum had her small handbag and a small rucksac. Normally they let ladies of a certain age have a handbag and a small bag. But not this woman. Cue me having to stuff said handbag into rucksac while in the queue to be xray-ed, whilst holding onto my handluggage and little baggie of liquids.
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