Can you carry music instrument on plane?
There's been an awful lot of fuss about this since security got
tightened up. Before 9/11, violinists used to take their
instruments into the cabin with them, and many cellists would
actually book a seat for theirs. After all, you don't pay a million
dollars for a wooden item built in the seventeenth century and then
willingly see it packed into an unheated, unpressurised hold. When
the airlines started refusing instrument cases in cabins (after
all, violin cases hold machine guns as often as not, don't they?,
many musicians refused to travel by air. This led to all sorts of
compromise arrangements and a grand inconsistency between carriers.
So the answer is - ask the airline you're boking with.