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Flydubai to Port Sudan

03 April 2014 - 01:24 AM

Hello Anyone,


After buying a ticket from a discount travel agent, onetravel.com (AKA cheapoair.com), I discovered that my ticket did not entitle me to any checked baggage allowance at all - and only 7 K carry-on. When I later tried to purchase a baggage allowance, neither the travel agent nor the airline (Flydubai) would sell it to me. Flydubai told me that, since I have no allowance, I would have to pay $10/K during check-in for any checked bags, but there was no guarantee that any of my luggage would be allowed aboard at that time. The guy at Flydubai seemed to enjoy giving me this bad news when I talked to him on the phone.


Has anyone out there had recent experience flying between Dubai and Port Sudan? I'm trying to guess how much trouble I'll actually have getting my stuff to and from PS. Are the people at check-in likely to be as unaccommodating as their agents? Is it likely that my carry-on will be weighed? Any advice to sort this out?


John McCracken 



Suspension floatation for housing

08 June 2013 - 05:20 AM

Floatation from above the rig works better for me than having bulky floats on short strobe arms which interfered with positioning. Now, even when the strobes are positioned low, the floatation is above the camera, so it is easier to hold the rig in a fairly upright position.


My camera is now neutrally buoyant and well balanced from side to side. It's nice to let go of the camera and watch it remain at your side, like a loyal dog. I think a neutral camera could also provide a useful visual reference, to help a diver maintain a constant depth, when in the blue.


The Flickr link below shows how they are attached. If you click on any of the 4 photos you can read the notes.



John McCracken

Free Nikonos SB 101 Strobe

14 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

This Strobe worked great the last time I used it, 26 years ago. I would rather not throw it away if anyone has a use for it. If you like it enough to pay for shipping, it's yours. Contact:





How do I upload photos

08 April 2013 - 07:42 AM

I'm not computer savvy. What is the best way to add a photo to a Wetpixel posting? I tried to upload one in "Classifieds" but "the file size was too big". How do you adjust the file size? When we had POTW, I could never figure out how to enter a photo.


Are there instructions for doing this on the Website?


John McCracken