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Can you carry music instrument on plane?

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2007-06-21 09:36:43

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.

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