« on: January 17, 2015, 01:34:23 PM »
FWIW, I've traveled many times with the LOKA (even internationally) and never had an issue (yet) with carrying it on. It does fit into the overhead on all but the smallest commuter planes and then it does fit under the seat in front (sit in the window seat so they won't be as strict if it protrudes a bit in front of you).
Otherwise, I'll put my most important gear in my Retrospective and then put that into my carry-on duffel so I can include my kindle, earbuds, travel paperwork and other items along with it. Then, I'll put my remaining camera gear (a lens or two, maybe a TC, etc. in a soft towel or clothing and put it into my carry-on luggage. In a worst case (pardon the pun) scenario, if needed, I can take the Retrospective out of the duffel to carry as one bag, take the remaining gear from the carry-on luggage out and put it into the duffel, and check the carry-on luggage with no camera gear inside. That way, no baggage handler gets the opportunity to break something. I've had to do this a couple of times and that was on small turboprop airplanes.
The unfortunate bottom line is that sometimes you need to be very critical when deciding what to bring. No offense intended to anybody (and certainly I am often guilty of carrying too much camera gear), but some folks take awfully wonderful shots with a fixed lens Rangefinder or a very minimalist kit.