I have my first job as a photographer travelling o/s (South Africa). The question I have, is about travelling with camera gear. I will be taking 2 camera bodies and 3 lens (one will be a 500mm). Does anyone check-in their camera equipment (in a hard case) that goes underneath the plane? Or do you do your best to get it on-board with you? I know this would be ideal but how hard is it with most airlines. Do you have any good one-liners that work with the airlines, to get your camera gear on-board? Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.