Camera, Camcorder Carry-on?

Old Aug 16, 06, 12:51 pm
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Camera, Camcorder Carry-on?

Current carry-on permits electronic items, ie. laptops, hair dryers, cell phones to be allowed but no mention about camera equipment. I searched all forums and the web sites of major airlines and TSA, BAA, UK and same info. What has been your experience to date and are the restrictions different entering/departing the UK? (PHX-BA-LHR).
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Old Aug 16, 06, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by John_AZ
Current carry-on permits electronic items, ie. laptops, hair dryers, cell phones to be allowed but no mention about camera equipment. I searched all forums and the web sites of major airlines and TSA, BAA, UK and same info. What has been your experience to date and are the restrictions different entering/departing the UK? (PHX-BA-LHR).
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I suspect you will be OK with camera gear as long as it fits in a case of the prescribed size...
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Old Aug 16, 06, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by John_AZ
Current carry-on permits electronic items, ie. laptops, hair dryers, cell phones to be allowed but no mention about camera equipment. I searched all forums and the web sites of major airlines and TSA, BAA, UK and same info. What has been your experience to date and are the restrictions different entering/departing the UK? (PHX-BA-LHR).
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Mia - LHR last night was no problem with Cam Corder + camera in carry on.

Only restriction is that you have to remove from bags at Screening.
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Old Aug 16, 06, 3:36 pm
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The official posting says "All laptops and large electrical items (e.g. large hairdryer) must be removed from the bag and placed in a tray..."

I see no prohibition on cameras of any kind - as long as they fit into your carry-on.
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Old Aug 16, 06, 6:13 pm
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www.TSA.gov has updated the carry-on list-"can I take it?" Cameras and camcorders are allowed. I am not sure if BA follows these guidelines or the UK equivalent. Thanks to all.

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Old Aug 17, 06, 1:48 am
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Cameras are fine but you may be asked to remove them from your (small) bag
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