Air New Zealand carry-ons
Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
I'm flying LAX to Auckland in April, cattle class. Any experiences and/or suggestions, other that a photo vest?
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:12 PM
we just got back from Auckland. the 15 pound limit is a pain. we had to shift stuff around at the check in counter. there is also a size limit on carry-on, the US size is too big- but they let us through with our bag anyway.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:30 PM
Hi. I travel between the US and NZ up to 6 times a year. There's been more noise recently but I don't see them weight gear very often at all. If they do it's usually a big US sized wheeled carry-on.
If you pack your basic gear in a soft shoulder bag you'll be fine - 2 weeks ago I carried on my aquatica housing, 2 ports, focus light, extensions/gears, 2 DS125's, my camera, 3 lenses and a laptop with no problems (camera/lenses in a small camera bag). As the last poster experienced, if they do weigh you, I wouldn't be surprised if they let you off with it. Just you smile and kindly explain the sensitivity of the gear. Hope that helps (and I didn't just jinx myself by posting this - heading home this weekend!).
Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:20 AM
My carry on was weighted in the airport when we where leaving Auckland returning to our home.
It was a real pain!!!
The airline didn't care about our carry on bags but the control was part of the airport regulations, a real pain, I wasn't with my housing at that moment but had a lot of technical diving equipment with me.
The size of my carry on wasn't an issue, I have a small north face base camp duffel, it's compliance anywhere.
This happened on September last year.
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17, Aquatica AD7000, Aquatica Mini Dome, 2xInon Z-240 type 4.