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    Re: Carry breather on plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gl1tchie  View Original Post
    My JJ came in a plastic box kind of like a pelican case.
    I pack it and anything else I can fit in there (soft gear provides some protection for the sensitive parts) up to the 32kg limit and check it in. Its cable tied closed with a note for security officers and spare cable ties for it to be closed up again.
    Haven't had a problem yet.

    Am I being too trusting??

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    Dan, from my point of view the bigger issue is how it is handled as baggage. It isn't a stretch to say most baggage gets knocked around quite a bit before it is returned to you. From conveyor belts and falling off the trucks to heavy handed baggage loaders the chance is greater for damage when it is out of your control. That's my main reason for never checking dive equipment when I travel commercially.

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    Re: Carry breather on plane?

    From Mass to Palau all as carry-on...

    No problem.

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    Re: Carry breather on plane?

    I am flying for the first time with my JJ in the near future. I also dive with a DSLR in a Nauticam housing with dual strobes, so that makes it more complicated.

    I have been going back and forth about this, whether to check everything, carry the assembled RB on the plane and put in overhead, or check some of it and carry the head and other delicate stuff in my carryon. I have asked EVERYBODY, including my instructor, several CCR celebrities (including at least one in this thread), Curt McNamee (the JJ and Shearwater US Distributor) and even Jan Petersen. I have received a wide range of advice, covering all of these options...

    My main concern about just wearing the assembled CCR onto the plane was that unless I checked my camera, I would then have two big carryons. Sometimes there is limited space in the overhead compartment. With the camera bag, I could just gate check it in that case, but I really couldn't do that with a rebreather.

    I'm still trying to figure this out, but I was able to pack into my ThinkTank carryon bag the following: head, controller, NERD, both regulators, housing, camera body and lens, strobes, cables, and the dome port.
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    Re: Carry breather on plane?

    The spirit is so small and lightweight it can go in just about any carry on bag. Turn the scrubbers upside down and fit the other bits around them and the bov in the space at the bottom. The JJ I would sometimes take off the stand and put the can, with scrubber and head in in a small rucksack and the lungs BOV and hoses in as well. The rest in the hold. Now though, I throw it in a pelican case as I can't be bothered, don't fly through the US and to date haven't had a problem.


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    Re: Carry breather on plane?

    not sure if anyone already said this but I carry my head with the computers in a backpack and will check the rest off the stuff

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