Photographer Loses $20K in Gear Via American Airlines

Ray Sachs

Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Man, that sucks - sounds like he didn't want to check it but the airline said he couldn't carry it on? When I went to Italy about three years ago, I carried a bit of gear but checked most of it in my one checked bag. The bag didn't make it home with me and I was really nervous about it until it showed up the next day. It wasn't $20,000 worth of gear by a long shot, but I'd have been really upset to lose it. Also had my laptop with all of my photos in it, with the only backup being the relatively few shots I'd put on Flickr (in low res due to limited bandwidth in Italy). So it would have sucked...


Lawrence A.

Hall of Famer
Nov 8, 2012
New Mexico
If an airline asked me to checked $20,000 worth of gear, I think I'd skip the flight and book another airline I knew could handle the article in carry-on. Yikes!

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