I am leaving for fiji next weekend and would like to hear from recent travelers that traveled from LAX to Fiji what their experiences were in regards to the recent carry on rules. Air Pacific has a 7 Kilo limit on carry ons and I would like to know if they are enforcing it. I am getting a little frantic about how to get my camera equipment there in one piece.
Flew LAX->NADI on Air Pacific in June 2011. They were definitely weighing carryons. Lots of folks were forced to move items to from carryon to checked bag to make the 15lb carryon limit.
I wore my (smallish) back pack to the Air Pacific counter...this was my "personal item"...counter staff saw and acknowledged this personal item but did not weigh it. Did not weigh my wife's personal item, either.