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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by galaksy, Jul 12, 2014.
Carry on bag must be 22" x 14" x 9" or smaller on almost all airlines, and some limit the weight, too.
You won't be carrying a 27" iMac onto a plane unless it is your own plane or a private charter.
We have two iLuggers. My daughter uses one to transport her iMac to/from university a few times a semester. She previously used her iMac box, but this is MUCH better and much more durable. Her iMac box was destroyed after a year or two. I bought one for myself to bring my ATD to/from our beach condo via car. My MBA connects to an ACD at my work office, and my ATD at my home office. Bringing my ATD to the coast with me allows me to be fully productive at work/home/beach.
The iLugger is great, but not acceptable for checked luggage, and too big to take as carry-on.
Your best bet is to get an iMac box plus the extra cardboard box they use for shipping them. If not able, your only other viable option is to get a large Pelican (or equivalent) case, but those are very expensive and very bulky.
If you want to put an iMac in checked baggage you need an ATA certified case. Very pricey but it means the airline is responsible for damage. A friend uses one for a hammered dulcimer.
That's a new one on me. I had to look it up on Wikipedia.
For some samples check out the group No Strings Attached
I went to college with the hammered dulcimer player. He's also a noted computer security expert.
Getting a service to ship the iMac to your destination safely and securely will be a better option. This bag is for transporting your iMac maybe when moving or to the Store
How much is that?
The ilugger is intended for carrying your imac or display locally not on an airplane. I bought the NSP travel case and would not hesitate to check it onto a flight. It is rather expensive but not as much as the Tenba shipping case which is nearly $600 and much larger.
You might want to click on your link.
Seems to work fine, it links to the NSP case I suppose he was talking about?
Strange, for me it links to a Amazon search results page with the query of "NSP Cases Apple iMac 27" Flight Case - Lightweight Design" and does not have the NSP case anywhere on the page.
Hmm, it seems linking to Amazon is always hit-and-miss. Something messes some direct links from MR to Amazon for some users. My best guess is there's some redirecting based on location going on.
For example I see similar issues with links to amazon.com, but .co.uk and .de seem to work just fine.
Around how much does it cost to ship it? And how much is the extra cardboard box?
So it's impossible to bring it on plane unless you buy the pelican case?
No matter what case you get, it will be too big for carry-on luggage.
Checked luggage costs range from $0-$30 per piece, up to 50 lbs usually. You'll need to check with your airline for specifics. See note below about packing for transport.
Other carriers could be spendy, ie FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc. In any case pack securely, and if using cardboard box, best to pack well inside a box, then place that box inside another with more padding/protection.
I have no idea on the shipping costs.
I generally buy my iMacs config to order, and they ship with the 2nd box. The outside box is brown cardboard... and the inside box is the white consumer box with the pictures on it. That combination, plus the foam inserts generally will keep things safe for shipping.
Most of the folks I went to college with were hammered.
To the OP:
Considering the cost of a Pelican case (which you're not going to be permitted to "carry on" anyway), you ought to give some consideration to getting a second Mac platform "for travel".
It could be a MacBook Air or base-model MacBook Pro 13".
It could be a Mac Mini (pack a keyboard and mouse in your luggage, hunt up a monitor at your destination if you're going to be there a while).
If this is a permanent move, put the iMac into its original packing and ship it via UPS or FedEx.
You're not going to carry the 27" iMac as carry-on luggage.
The cost of a hard case in which to ship it as checked baggage is going to be ridiculously expensive -- a Pelican case will cost you around $600.
Again, for that money + $300 you can get a MacBook Pro 13" and tote it along with you easily...
What if it's a year or two move.
Is Windows desktop more feasible to transport over plane?
If that long, why not ship it? Or buy one and sell it upon leaving?
And I dunno about other countries, but in the USA I think you're gonna be required to fire up that carry on computer to show it works...wonder if you get wifi at Guantanamo?
But if you're determined to go that route then check out gaming PCs. Those guys have luggable machines. There are cases with handles and such you can carry, and some even built into suitcase like setups. An issue would be the monitor, obviously.
Which gaming PCs would you recommend?
Dunno; I don't use them. Check a gamer's forum. I ran across the idea when selecting cases for a hackintosh.
That a novel idea. Seems strange to go to a specialized site and ask what competing products they recommend. One would probably get a better answer by going directly to the competing products site and asking for advise.