Any airline issues with Pelican 1510
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devaulrg
Registered: Sep 01, 2009
Total Posts: 187
Country: United States

The Pelican 1510 is FAA approved and such but has anyone actually had any problems with bringing it on as a carry-on? I believe some airlines have trimmed down their carry-on policy. Any issues with it fitting in the overhead compartment once on the plane?



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
Total Posts: 1227
Country: United States

It should fit most domestic flights in the US, but be wary of some international flights with small aircrafts. Still, I would trust the 1510 to be able to withstand a check-in.



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
Total Posts: 33649
Country: Thailand

A Pelican 1510 or 1514 (with dividers) will have a much higher weight than most airlines have as their carry-on limit, when it's full with camera equipment. Most airlines will allow it as a carry-on even with high weight. But you never know for sure until you actually fly with it



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
Total Posts: 19006
Country: United States

it all depends on the airline, the aircraft you are flying on, where you are going and when you get on.
you go to some destinations and all the pax bring carryons that are at the size limit a 777 overhead (which is quite large) can reach its limit early. people are fairly less caring on how they put their stuff in and there is a limited time for boarding. the flt crew has priorities to get people seated for departure so there you can have an issue with space and someone's gonna lose. I see it everyday on particular flights.



J_Glowacki
Registered: Jan 12, 2010
Total Posts: 309
Country: United States

With a lot of domestic airlines people are only bringing carry on's instead of paying for bag checking fee's..... Overhead bins fill up quickly.

If you board at the beginning shouldn't be an issue, if you are at the end all bets are off.



kdphotography
Registered: Dec 22, 2005
Total Posts: 1241
Country: United States

On flights that are space limited, you can be asked to "gate check" your bag. The good news is that the Pelican 1510 is about as good as it gets with regard to protecting your gear. If you're not too packed with gear, the ThinkTank Ultralight backpack fits snugly inside the Pelican 1510.



asamimasa
Registered: Jun 29, 2010
Total Posts: 199
Country: United States

I did a lot of forum scouring for the same thing, but couldn't find a conclusive answer, so here's my experience- a domestic Southwest flight overhead bin very comfortably swallowed my 1514 with maybe 3-4" of space left depth-wise.



polylepis
Registered: Nov 15, 2010
Total Posts: 65
Country: United States

Last year at the check-in counter for an international flight I was advised that they (he) would weigh the Pelican at the gate. If it was over the limit it would be put in with checked baggage. I spread the gear between our two carry-ons and jacket pockets and just made it. I will not take a Pelican as a carry-on again because the airlines are well aware of how much weight may be packed inside. The issue for them is that a very heavy bag in the over head storage becomes a danger in turbulence.



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
Total Posts: 19006
Country: United States

not quite. many smaller items will move more rapidly in an aircraft in turbulence. nice lightweight laptops and other multimedia devices can do a lot of damage. if an overhead is closed properly w/o a sleeve or whatever not mucking up the lock mechanism and the hatch closure hasn't been "manhandled" to persuade it to close do to overstuffing it is real unlikely of it to open. unfortunately due to the variables called passengers and crews it can't be guaranteed.



darrenleow
Registered: Feb 26, 2012
Total Posts: 36
Country: Singapore

On a recent international flight, the check-in counter staff asked to weigh my Pelican 1510 case because they knew for a fact that the case itself was close to the weight limit for carry-on bags, and fully loaded it would be well over. True enough, it was almost twice the weight limit and I was asked to check it or repack the gear.

I stuffed my gear into another bag and took the empty Pelican as my carry-on bag. After clearing TSA checkpoint I refilled the Pelican Did not fall out of the overhead bin.



darrenleow
Registered: Feb 26, 2012
Total Posts: 36
Country: Singapore

Sold off the 1510 and switched to a backpack for transporting my gear and a dry cabinet for storage (now that I'm residing in the tropics)