I am planning to do a shoot on the Island of Dominica. The regional airline, LIAT, has very severe limitations, 1 bag, max 15 lbs and 36inches LxHxW. Does anyone have experience with flying in the region? Any advice would be helpful. I plan to be doing bird photography principally as well as general travel work. I would like to carry my Nikon 200-400 f4, plus 3 other lenses, tripod flash TCs etc.
Ideally I would like to get as much equipment as possible into the cabin where I can keep an eye on it.
BTW if I've posted in the wrong forum, pls let me know. Thanks
Jean, I've not flown with this carrier but have carried similar stuff on others - most recently to the Galapagos a week ago. Here's what I do:
1. Put tripod, cables, chargers and other similar stuff in checked baggage.
2. Make sure I can fit camera and lenses in a suitable sized carry on bag. This has been a challenge at times but by sharing equipment storage with my wife we have been able to manage.
3. This has left us with 20-25 lb bags (of correct size) which is well over the 12-15 lb wt limit. To get around this - first most airlines don't worry about this wt difference and rarely weigh the bags. It is less than the difference in wt that they assume for each passenger anyways. Secondly, I've used Michael's approach and wear a shooting vest on each flight. If the bags are going to be weighed I can pull out the camera with my heaviest lens attached for around my neck and dump several lenses in pockets.
This leaves my (almost empty) bag with computer included weighing in at about 10 lb's and the rest of the stuff in pockets....
The system works for me!