Is it just me or do Scott's posts keep disappearing... I get them over email, but when I check the thread they are not here..
It's definitely disconcerning that this sort of stuff is happening even after the heighten security at all the airports. Either way common sense says don't let your valuables out of your possession and if you do.. ship them via UPS or FEDEX and insure then for their value (insurance is pretty cheap.. something like $8 for $1200 worth of gear.)
This is good reading for those who travel (or plan to) with their gear: http://thinktankphoto.com/airport/