It pays to travel light when you hit the road on a video production shoot. Or maybe I should say, "pack flexible". We were in Group 7 in boarding an America flight to Dallas today. Group 7 is like trying to get into a Royals Workd Series game when you arrive in the 2nd inning. This is the 'backwash' Group.
All bin space was gone so Todd Norris and I start scrambling to put valuable cameras and lenses in our most critical carry on bag. You basically put the contents of two cases into one bag.
We made it, but just barely.
Not knowing if the America gate agents were former United employees, we shut our mouths and walked quietly onto the plane.