For those of you traveling via airplane with your 8x10 kit, how do you go about it? For me, flying with 4x5 is easy (the camera kit and film fits into a carry-on sized backpack, and the tripod is stored in checked baggage), but 8x10 seems to pose some quandaries. I initially thought I would check-in my Lowepro Super Trekker (containing my entire camera kit except for film, holders and ground glass) and a large rolling suitcase (containing tripod, changing tent, empty film holders as well as personal items), and carry-on a large attaché case containing film and ground glass. However, what's to stop one of the airline workers from strapping on my camera backpack and making off with virtually my entire beloved 8x10 kit?
So far, have any of you had any problems with airport theft of checked camera equipment? Is there a less harrowing way to go about this?
I'd prefer to avoid separately sending equipment ahead of my arrival, as this poses other difficulties.