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Old Apr 5, 2008, 5:53 PM   #7
Bob Nichol
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I've flown AA from Toronto to Curacao in June 2007 and had no problem with a laptop in a briefcase and a Lowepro Compact AW full of gear. The camera bag went overhead and the laptop went under the seat.

I would not recommend checking any camera gear except for tripods, monopods or the like. All checked baggage is x-rayed so having cameras in the suitcase will cause it to be inspected manually and noted.

In the old days before 9/11 you could lock your gear in a Pelican case and check it but these days they will cut the locks off to open the luggage.

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