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Hardshell backpack as carry on?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phantom310, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Phantom310

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    Just bought the DJI hardshell backpack for my P3P. Anyone know if it will fit in overhead bins on regular commercial airlines?
     
  2. Trumple

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    They're designed to fit I think, but check with your airline.

    Here's a list of most airlines and their allowances.:
    Airline baggage - Wikitravel

    The bag itself is 31.8 x 44.7 x 22.9 cm, according to BH photo
     
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    where are you and who are you flying with ?
     
  4. Phantom310

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    I live in the US and usually fly Delta on major routes. However, I sometimes fly regional routes on smaller planes. Not sure if the bag will fit on those.
     
  5. Trumple

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    Are they listed in the link I posted?
     
  6. Phantom310

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    Yes, it looks like it will fit on Delta but regional is unclear. Should be fine :)
     
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    I use a Fieldline Tactical Alpha, identical to the 511 and GoProfessional backpacks. It will fit in the overheads of Boeings and Airbuses, but not an ATR-72.
     
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    I'm using the 511 which is 22"x 13"x 9" (56cm x 33cm x 23cm). It barely fits in Q400 (DH4).

    The DJI Hardshell Backpack is a bit smaller and should work nicely.
     
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    I've taken the hard shell and it's fine (through TSA also--with props and batteries). In fact, it's actually a bit smaller then *most* of the other stuff in the overhead. It was perfect for flying.

    You won't have any problem unless you are on a small commuter Regional Jet (RJ)...the kind that has 2 seats, an aisle and one seat by the window. THOSE overheads are really small. My computer bag won't even fit in those overheads.
     
  10. kenjancef

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    Glad it fit, but I have a question: I know those cases aren't cheap, so wouldn't you have checked your airline's web site for their carry-on dimensions and compared it to the case, just to make sure it would fit, before you bought it? It would have REALLY sucked if it didn't fit...