I have received many e mails asking what you can and can not fly with when it comes to camera gear. People seem to want to know what should they do with their gear. Should it go with them on the plane or should you check it?
I personally try and carry on board all of my very important gear. I do not recommend checking any of your cameras, lenses, memory cards or batteries. The reason being that if something happens to your gear in transit how will you do your job or capture the family memories. On top of that you run the risk of it being stolen or broken during the flight.
This is what I do, I cary on my ThinkTank photo Airport Security and ThinkTank Urban Disguise 35 V2. (you can pick up all ThinktTank Gear from AllensCamera.com) It does not matter what camera bags you use as long as you can cary them on board.
In the US you are allowed one carry on and one personal item. I stretch the personal item to be my backpack which includes a lot of my electronics such as my ipad, lap top and sometimes a camera body and lens. I always want to have my gear near me at all times because that is how I will be able to do my job when I get to where I am going. If something happens to my gear I am SOL. [more]