What's Your Latest TSA Camera Screening Experiences?

3 months 2 weeks ago #669433 by Craig Stone
We just took a quick 4 day trip down to Cancun, Mexico and to and from, I had to take my cameras and place in separate bins, my tripod needed to be shipped below the plane.  Of course Macbook Air in one bin and iPad in its own bin.  Geez, between my gear and then my shoes and normal stuff, I took up 8 bins!  

Have you noticed tighter security around the holidays where you are at? 


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3 months 2 weeks ago #669453 by effron
Last time I flew was a year ago, no issues and didn't even need to open the bag. Domestic flight.

Why so serious?
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3 months 1 week ago #669595 by Fran Welch
They usually just have me take camera out and turn it on and off.  Funny is that they don't ask that of my computer.   


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3 months 1 week ago #669706 by garyrhook

Fran Welch wrote: They usually just have me take camera out and turn it on and off.  Funny is that they don't ask that of my computer.   


It would be easier to shove C4 into a battery compartment than hide it in laptop. A power cycle shows there's a battery in there.


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3 months 1 week ago #669753 by Kyle O

garyrhook wrote:

Fran Welch wrote: They usually just have me take camera out and turn it on and off.  Funny is that they don't ask that of my computer.   


It would be easier to shove C4 into a battery compartment than hide it in laptop. A power cycle shows there's a battery in there.


:agree:   


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3 months 1 week ago #669979 by Soccer Mom
Nothing out of the ordinary for me.  Pull out computer, pull out tablet and they generally just look at my camera gear and run it through their scanner.  

Canon 7D, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 70-200mm L f/2.8, 100mm and 17-55mm f/2.8
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3 months 1 week ago #670191 by Howard Swanson
You guys must be getting the 'I'm having a bad day' people.  I have never needed to take my camera gear from their bags.  They open my camera bag, yes.  My laptop has to come out is about it.  


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3 months 1 week ago #670279 by Greg Friedman
The hot TSA screener didn't select me for a private screening.  :rofl:


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3 months 1 week ago #670291 by the four vignettes
Latest (domestic) flight (last Saturday) I just put my bag in the scanning tub and sent it through.  They just sent it right on through without searching through or anything.  I've noticed the larger glass or more camera gear you have, the less they want to look at it.  I'm guessing they've been b... complained at (possibly rightfully so) by photographers for wanting to molest the gear.

So just always carry at least a 300mm f/2.8 and you're good to go. 


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3 months 6 days ago #670383 by Tim Dordeck
I'm traveling this week and just flew 3 days ago with  my camera gear. The only thing they had me do is take my iPad and computer out of the bag and place in their own bins. Super easy. 


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