Tripods - Traveling on Plane

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras & Equipment' started by Nancy K, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Nancy K

    Nancy K Member

    Where you put your tripod when traveling by plane? Check bagged, carry on? I’ve flown before, Southwest but have never taken a tripod. The tripod I will be taking is MeFoto Roadtrip. Thank you
  2. gary

    gary Member

    i put mine in checked bag, never had a problem. i did take a flight a couple of years ago with tripod strapped to backpack, but the tsa is so vague and it is up to the agent at that security post, that i usually just put it in my checked bag
  3. jbwolffiv

    jbwolffiv Member

    I have checked my tripod each time I have flown.
  4. Nancy K

    Nancy K Member

    Thank you everyone. I will check it. I’ve seen some people separate it, put the legs in the checked bag and head in carryon? Why is this?
  5. gary

    gary Member

    Legs are usually cheaper than the head, and with threads either 1/4 or 3/8 bushings can be used, if They Steal Anything victimized you they only get the cheaper parts, my acratech head cost more than the legs it sits on

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