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    Hi
    Is it possible to take with you a pole one in a flight without checking the tube as luggage (as a carry item)? Is it too long and they will not accept it? I will be traveling with Continental airlines
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    Pole has to be in checked luggage ! Most security guys will consider it as a dangerous tool you can use to harm people ! All the more it won't fit in overhead luggage places !

    Vincèn



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    Ok, just trying to save $50 in extra luggage fee, which could be expensive return, but ha ha I manage to squeeze it into my larger luggage, so be it. Yes it fits into the largest luggage size I have.
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    Otherwise you can take it apart easily by opening up the the lock totally to get free from the lower part and pull out the top. Be careful not to damage the plastic inserts. Placing it back you have to find "the anti rotation position" by turning around a little bit to find the position.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Otherwise you can take it apart easily by opening up the the lock totally to get free from the lower part and pull out the top. Be careful not to damage the plastic inserts. Placing it back you have to find "the anti rotation position" by turning around a little bit to find the position.

    Heinz
    There is not much saving in doing so, just 3-5cm.

    nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    There is not much saving in doing so, just 3-5cm.

    nick
    Sometimes 3-5 cm might kill you. But you are right, the single segments are nearly the same length.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by softgad View Post
    Hi
    Is it possible to take with you a pole one in a flight without checking the tube as luggage (as a carry item)? Is it too long and they will not accept it? I will be traveling with Continental airlines
    The answer is yes and no. Many "domestic" flights generally will allow poles (i.e. fishing poles, monopoles tripods etc.) on board and should be in a in a case. If allowed they may put the item into the coat rack or separate compartment from ticket holders immediate reach. Much depends on pending security alerts, airports of higher risk and even the mood of the TSA at the time. The best thing to do is to arrive early enough so that if they do not allow the pole as carry-on that you still have enough time to check it in. We have heard of some customers making it through and others not so really it's a anyone's guess. I would suggest making sure it is in a case or travel tube (we should get some in very soon) and have your name clearly marked on it. Tell them it is part of your "photographic equipment" - not a pole. This more clearly defines the intent of it's use.

    Let us know how you go.
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    The new case may make traveling with a pole easier.




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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    The new case may make traveling with a pole easier.[/IMG]
    Nice so we'll have bill case and nick case ? what about TSA lock on that one ?

    Vincèn



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    Wow,

    nice case, seems to me pole2 plus R1 with quick mount mini System on Top. Long bag, nice.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    Nice so we'll have bill case and nick case ? what about TSA lock on that one ?
    Vincèn
    Hey Vincèn - the "Bill's case" you mentioned were only temps until Nick's Fanotec cases were available. We only made a small hand full of cases here in US and gave those away as demos. Because we will now be selling the new Fanotec cases there is no need to manufacturer and offer the more expensive version that glimpsed the market.
    We hope to have these new Fanotec cases posted in the store soon.
    Bill
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    Hi there...

    As a "FYI", I just come back from a 3 weeks trip in Indonesia; I was traveling with wife + baby + Nodal Ninja pole.

    The pole was traveling in a hard case highly inspired from this post (thank you rey) http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...ole-2-Complete


    Each time I've put the pole with luggages and was never charged for extra luggages.

    Country : New Caledonia + Australia + Malaysia + Bali + Central Java
    Company used : Air Calin + Qantas + Malaysia Airlines + Garruda Airlines.

    Everything was fine and perfect, the pole arrived on times with my luggages each time

    Hope this will help anyone.
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    Sure does Zena, anychance to see your work? please post link or pm please
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