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| p.1 #6 · Travelling with your Gear? hand carry or check in? |
Never say never. Seriously, I would be very careful about heeding such advise that includes a "never", especially when it comes to a topic like this.
Worst thing that can happen is you show up to board the aircraft and are not prepared for a flight attendant to tell you you have to check your gear. Check it or you don't board the plane. It's happened to me. Granted, with the gear you listed you probably will not have any trouble carrying it on. But if you travel with more gear and use a bigger bag you are probably wise to be prepared to check it.
Oh wait, one "never" I'll toss into this thread...never travel without insuring your gear. IMO, it should be insured all the time--and certainly if you're a pro--but at the very least I would double check to make sure you know what coverage you have in the event something happens, whether it's while flying, at the hotel, out and about, whatever. I've checked my gear often and never had anything lost, broken or stolen.
Good luck and enjoy the trip!!