Personally, I think a lot of these threads, like all the airline threads, should go to the doom and gloom area.
I'm sitting here in La Guardia waiting for my flight to Mexico. Two cameras, lots of film, two laptops, etc... right next to me and lots of other gear (mostly lighting and stands) checked in. Took me all of 10 minutes to get through security this morning. Most of it was waiting in line.
What was all the bruhaha about?
Regards, Art. (The sky is falling, the sky is falling!)