How to carry the guitar in an airplane
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How to carry the guitar in an airplane

How to carry the guitar in the air: how recommendations

Transportation guitar on the plane can be achieved in several ways:

  • take in the aircraft cabin as hand luggage;

  • place the instrument in hard case and submit it to the baggage;

  • disassemble the guitar, put it in a suitcase and hand luggage in with the other things

  • send by courier.

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Consider first the last method. In general, sending a guitar by courier service is a simple affair, but it has several big drawbacks. The first one is the deadline: the owner will have to send a musical instrument either in advance before departure to get the guitar on the spot at the time of arrival, or send it right before the flight, but then wait for the 1-2 of the day of its arrival. Even the fastest services will not be able to deliver a musical instrument within a few days, and even if delivered, the cost of transportation will be serious. The second disadvantage is that you have to pay a lot of money for shipping. The third is to pack the parcel (if the carrier does not provide such a service), call a courier, fill out papers, go to the office, that is, lose a lot of time. When traveling abroad, you still need to think about the customs clearance of the guitar. And the last minus is that the guitar can be lost on the way, and then you have to demand payment from the courier service.

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Now consider the option of putting the guitar in the baggage. You need to be aware that the things in the luggage compartment of the aircraft literally "fly" in the compartment during takeoff and landing. Therefore, it is recommended to close the guitar in the lock case so that it does not accidentally open on the way. Instead of a case, you can use a regular suitcase, but you will have to disassemble a musical instrument. Of course, when transporting a guitar with a glued or through the neck, this option is not suitable. And one more important point: it is not recommended to transport the guitar in a disassembled state by plane too often, because wood is not metal, and the thread for screws in it can quickly become loose.

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Finally, the most used method is to put the guitar in a soft case and take it with you to the cabin. Before you do this, it is recommended that you study the airline's rules for transporting musical instruments. The fact is that hand luggage in its dimensions should not exceed the values ​​established by the air carrier, and not every guitar can fit them, first of all, by the length parameter. Formally, this means that it cannot be taken to the salon, but in practice, in 99% of cases, the owners of the guitars are not denied their request and give out hand tags at the airport. The refusal of an employee of the airline can be followed only if there is already too much registered hand luggage. In this case, if you strongly don’t want to risk transporting the instrument in the luggage compartment, everything will depend on your ability to negotiate with people. The flight attendant must find a place in the cabin under the load. It is their duty, because the safety of passengers during the flight depends on the placement of things: in an emergency, any loose suitcase can begin to fly through the cabin and hit someone.

If you are wondering why the landing and take-off is not allowed to use cameras, iPads, laptops and so on, imagine the situation as the emergency braking of the aircraft will fly your tablet to someone in the head.

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Conclusion: if you want to transport the guitar safely and safely, we strongly recommend trying to bring it to the salon and ask the airline employee to find a place for it, while not forgetting about the good fixation of the musical instrument.

"Things in the luggage compartment of the aircraft literally" fly "through the compartment during takeoff and landing." Are you out of your mind?
Luggage is fastened with special fixings to the floor. If the distribution of cargo is uneven, the plane will not take off.

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