MP- can i take apart and carry it on the plane?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by andyUKr, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. andyUKr macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2010
    Hi everyone

    I have a rather strange and i guess a bit random question as well.

    I am looking to buy my first MP. I am planning to get the base model and keep it for 4-5 years as my main machine. The plans is to use it for photography, gaming and just as a main home computer. I would have gone for Imac but the screen issue i keep reading about is really putting me off.

    But there is a bit of a catch. my company has relocated me to Russia and macs here cost an absolute fortune. SO i am thinking about getting one in the UK.
    Now of course shipping a whole machine with an airline is really out of the question. But as I understand of the benefits of MP is that it can be taken apart.
    So do you think it will survive the flight as a checked in luggage if i take all the removable parts out?
  2. lbro macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2009
    It could just maybe put padding around it like clothes or something.
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    What are you going to to with the parts then?

    Seriously, don't do it. Have you ever seen how the luggage people treat the bags? It certainly won't survive.

    Why don't you just ship the Pro in its original box to Russia? That can't be that expensive.

    If you really wanna take it with you on a plane, get the Mac Pro shipping box that is made for such tasks. Retails at about $500 IIRC.
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Another option would be a Pelican case if you really want to take it aboard the plane:

    As others have suggested, it MIGHT be cheaper(although shipping my Mac Pro from San Francisco to Honolulu via UPS was over $500 when I included insurance) to ship.
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
  6. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
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    If it's your employer relocating you, negotiate for them to ship the Mac Pro for you. Don't put it through the ordeal of airport baggage handling, it's suicidal !
  7. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    I'm not sure why taking it apart would make a difference. You've still got to ship the whole case, which can't be taken apart. You might as well keep all the parts inside the case.

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