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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM   #16
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If you've got a decent tripod, just buy it a hard shell plastic case, and put it in the checked baggage.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:02 PM   #17
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I second Bill. Good tripods are pretty tough and get checked all of the time.

I usually wrap the head on some padding before putting it in the case.

It's usually mistaken for a rifle at check in and I have to explain that it's a photgraphic tripod and not a gun.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:18 PM   #18
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What about when they lose it and their terms state they are only responsible for clothing and a few hundred bucks?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:22 PM   #19
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That's never happened to me - and I've probably flown over 100 times with my tripod. But in case it does, you should make sure you are covered with production or equipment insurance.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:24 PM   #20
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I think Josh is right, the simplest think is to ship the tripod, or before you leave arrange for gear rental at your destination.

The issue that I might have with a hard case is that it makes more of a "target", it screams to everyone that there is something expensive inside where a plain brown box (even if it's a little long) doesn't attract much attention usually.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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Yeah I am reading about some rights online here:

http://www.thetravelinsider.info/tra...gagerights.htm

I have only had to use insurance once with a regular shipping service *knock on wood* and they were quick to pay out. While I would have preferred to receive my goods undamaged I did appreciate the quick pay out so I could get the item replaced.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 08:35 PM   #22
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I've carried on my Tripod multiple times (it's a Bogen 503 head with some pretty big legs) and I've never had trouble with it. I've had a TSA agent think it was a Trombone (he wanted me to play it) but they've never given me trouble with it. It's a pain to carry through big terminals but it's better than it getting lost. Good Luck.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:04 AM   #23
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I've had a TSA agent think it was a Trombone (he wanted me to play it)
You'll get your own TV show with that. lol

I put the tripoid allways im my normal luggage. I have a very big suitcase in which I put that manfrotto bag and my T-Shirts. Never was anything broken.
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