I like to travel with my DSLR and I have nice slingshot bag for it which I can take with me on the plane along with my carry on. This picture shows what I want to do while boarding the plane. Would it be OK/legal for me while flying from Canada to USA?

  • somewhat related question over on Photo.SE: photo.stackexchange.com/q/13440/1872
    – cabbey
    Jun 28, 2011 at 21:18
  • that question is similar but what I am asking is if I have a pouch with my tripod and have it attached to my camera bag and not have problems traveling. I know it should be fine when I put it inside my carry on luggage.
    – Darius
    Jun 29, 2011 at 2:03

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I just flew within the US last week with a TriPod without issue. Mine was a little smaller, and didn't clip on to anything else, but TSA and the airline didn't give me any issues.


You shouldn't have an issue, I've flown with my Manfrotto + ball head (the one with the leg warmers) all over the world, including the US and it was never a problem. The only time you should really consider a tripod is when entering a train station, or other places where photography is restricted without a permit of some kind. In those cases, pack a monopod :)

  • Was this a bulky full-size tripod or their slim model?
    – rlab
    Feb 23, 2012 at 15:31
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    @rlesko It was the full sized model.
    – Tim Post
    Feb 23, 2012 at 16:18

You should not have a problem, from my experience most airlines allow two carry-on articles. As long as the requirements are met, you should be fine. Here is an example for Air Canada's Rules


You should be fine, however unless you're not planning to check luggage you may want to consider tossing it into your checked bag.

My manfrotto tripod is 25.79 in when closed, without the head so it's just easier for me to pack it in a bag. If you do decide to carry-on make sure you're comfortable moving in a crowd with the bag and tripod. Make sure it will still fit in an overhead bin. And, be ready for security to be worried that you're carrying a large club, just in case.

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