I'm going to be going to Washington DC in October and I've been looking on what is going to be the best way for me to transport my camera gear on the plane with me. I've also got a 17" MBP that needs to come along with me. I've got a Canon backpack that I can fit most of my gear into and I had been planning on going with that plus a laptop satchel for the laptop. But, I'd not be able to carry everything.
Over the weekend, I ran into another spotter at SJC who had a Pelican 1510 with the padded dividers and it looks like it might be the ticket plus the laptop satchel for my MBP/iPad.
Here's the gear I'd be trying to go with me....
Canon 5D MKII with the Battery Grip
100-400 IS Lens
70-200 2.8 IS Lens
24-105 IS Lens
24-70 2.8 IS Lens
Speedlite 580 EXII
Rocket air blower, CF cards, etc.
Obviously the Pelican case would be going into the overhead bin but, both coming and going I'm on a UA 767 so I'm not sure if this is going to fit wheels in. I'm in the Economy Plus section and will be boarding after the First/Premier people so I don't think finding the overhead space is going to be a problem but, I'd love to know if this will go wheels in etiquette-wise. If it won't I guess I'm just going to have to be a space hog and put it in sideways.
Hopefully this would mean that my laptop satchel is considered my personal item and I put that under the seat ahead of me.
Does anyone here have any experience traveling with this case and what are you thoughts on it?