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Think Tank for travel
Mark Perlstein, Photographer, Photo Editor
Plano | TX | USA | Posted: 10:00 AM on 05.10.16
->> I have the Airport 2 for the bulk of my travel, but want a bag the I can carry on on the AA commuter jets. I have the Steetwalker, but is too small. Will the StreetwalkerPro fit in the commuter jets? Other ThinkTank options?
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Lance King, Photographer
Raleigh | NC | USA | Posted: 10:34 AM on 05.10.16
->> Mark, I have the older version of the Lowepro 200 (it's not ThinkTank, but the info might be helpful and they may have a similar product). The outer shell will detach from the main storage and you can then gate-check just the outer shell. The main part of the bag will fit in the overhead bins on CRJs 700 and some smaller planes (or underneath the seat in front). On the CRJ 900, the entire bag (including the outer shell) will fit overhead. (look at the photos and you can see the outer shell being removed from the bag)
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Jonathan Roberts, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 11:04 AM on 05.10.16
->> Mark,
Check the out Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter. I can get a 200-400, two D4 bodies, a 70-200, and a 24-70 and it still fits in the bin of the CRJ planes. The 200-400 is attached to one body--not my first option, but it all fits. I can even add a small monopod inside the bag.

The first leg of my trips is often on commuter jets. Many times when I only used the Airport Security, I would remove the two or three camera bodies, lock the bag, and leave it planeside for the uncertain journey into the belly of the plane.
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David G. McIntyre, Photographer, Photo Editor
Hong Kong | . | CHINA | Posted: 10:20 PM on 05.11.16
->> I use the Airport International v.2.0 and also carry the Shape Shifter backpack.

For commuter planes, I gate check the rolling bag, and have no problem getting it back at the gate when I land. My equipment in the rolling bag has always been fine.

The shape shifter fits in the overhead compartment or under the seat.
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Doug Strickland, Photographer
Chattanooga | TN | USA | Posted: 11:31 AM on 05.12.16
->> When I fly and need to bring a full kit of general assignment gear, the shape shifter works great. Two bodies, two larger 70-200 sized lenses and a smaller (16-35 sized) lens fit comfortably, plus a laptop and whatever other junk I inevitably need. It all fits under the seat, so I don't have to be paranoid about boarding time and finding space in the overhead. It won't fit anything much larger than a 70-200 or 300/4.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 3:42 PM on 05.12.16
->> I use the Urban Disguise 50 under the seat. Recent trip I took a D3s, 500/f8, 70-300, 24-120/f4, 14/2.8, SB-910, laptop and a bunch of other stuff.
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Mike Huffstatler, Photographer, Assistant
Rancho Cucamonga | Ca | United States | Posted: 4:44 PM on 05.13.16
->> Depending how much you need to carry, the Think Tank Airstream could be a good option. I have carried it to several countries and into several small aircraft. I have not (yet) had a problem sliding it under the seat. It doesn't fit in the small overheads.
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Philip Johnson, Photographer
Garland | TX | USA | Posted: 5:04 PM on 05.13.16
->> To help reduce the weight and size when traveling I have been using this lens hood from Lens Coat, This can lay out flat or fold in half in your bag.
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