I have been on cruises and took my Equinox and travel scoop with no issues. But we are planning to fly to the Bahamas in a few months, and I am wanting to take my Equinox and Travel scoop. The Equinox I can disassemble and it fits in a large backpack, the travel scoop will fit in a standard suitcase when its broken down, but I have no experience flying and dont know what to expect. I would like to take the Equinox in a carry on bag so I can keep it close at hand, but not sure how large a bag can be used for carryon. We dont have the plane tickets yrt so I am not sure which airline, hoping to get some ideas from you guys if there is a better one to use than the others. What about the lithium battery in the Equinox, is it even able to be taken on a plane? Plan B would be my DetectorPro Wader or Seahunter Mark 2 (the shaft would be an issue unless I ONLY snorkeled with the diving shaft but I want to wade) if the Equinox is out due to the lithium battery. We will be there for a week, and I go out in the morning before my wife gets up so I really want to take a detector, I have found some jewelry and cool Bahamas coins from the cruise trips. Im open to suggestions and would love to hear your recent experiences flying with your equipment. Thanks in advance!