Sounds like David Goldfarb will have no difficulty if the temperature in the cabin goes very low. Will he be going on West to visit the relatives in Hilo?
I take a Bogen/Manfrotto 3021-S and a small head inside of my airline carry-on bag along with my clothing. The cameras go in a backpack that I wear. So far, the only thing I have had questioned is the fanny pack with my wallet and some tools. The tools get them every time. I think that the tools serve as a diversion from the backpack.