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This is the first time I'm traveling with a backpack with detachable straps. Some insight from anyone who has done this before will be appreciated :)

When do you take the straps off ? e.g after security checking.

How to carry the straps after they are detached from the backpack; Carry them in my handbag or somewhere else ?

Is plastic wrapping the entire thing a better idea ?

Could the visible aluminum bars at the back concern the security officials ?

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Is there a "one right answer" for such a question? Isn't it just going to be a discussion about each person's preference? – hippietrail Dec 22 '12 at 6:46
@hippietrail I guess you're right, but is that wrong ? I'm looking for inputs for anyone who has done this before. – Raiyan Dec 22 '12 at 16:39
Well possibly yes because Stack Exchange is not for discussion and subjective answers. But let's see what the mods and others think, because it's certainly on-topic. – hippietrail Dec 22 '12 at 18:35
got your point. Changed the title and body to encourage more objective answer and less discussion. Hope this is acceptable. – Raiyan Dec 22 '12 at 18:54

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I have a similar pack. When I fly with it, I usually remove the shoulder and hip straps (and put them inside the pack itself). This seems better to protect them from getting damaged. So far it has worked fine.

I haven't considered wrapping it in plastic as the airports I use don't provide this option. On my pack, the shoulder and hip straps are made of specially contoured foam and I'd be a little concerned that they might get crushed.

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Thank you, putting the straps inside the backpack is a good idea. – Raiyan Dec 22 '12 at 16:46

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