Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Airline limits

One of the biggest hassles of travel to solar eclipses is the limitations put on luggage by the airlines. It was not that long ago one could carry 70 pounds (almost 32 kilos) per bag of any size. That made moving tripods and counter weights easy. Now - 50 pounds (25 and a half kilos) is the limit. And to make matters worse, you are charged for extra bags on most airlines --- and you cannot carry on much. Now I hear that some airlines are going to start charging for carry on bags. This presents new challenges to eclipse chasers who want to capture images.

Maybe I should just bring binoculars and solar filters.

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