I'm travelling with a monorail camera plus lots of gadgets packed into a Lightware View Camera Case. I've been checking it on US airlines, and I know the TSA inspects the contents. So far, I've been lucky, but I have noticed that things don't always get put back into the case in the ideal way. I try to over pad everything, and keep smaller parts in small cases, so that everything is padded over and over, and if something gets put in upside or sideways it won't matter.
Have any of you had any luck by attaching a packing diagram or note to the TSA inside the lid of the case? I would like to explain how they should remove the camera (the retaining straps are hard to see - black on black) and how it should be packed ideally.
Or should I just put a $20 on top so they get the message when they open it up?
Unlike a hard case, the Lightware cases have a woven nylon fabric interior. Any ideas how to attach a note to such a surface? Taping a sheet of paper isn't going to work to well - tape doesn't stick to the fabric very well.
Finally, any other TSA packing advice is welcome - does anyone use those TSA-only keyed padlocks?