[Dixielandjazz] Violin as carry on baggage
Stephen G Barbone
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 22 15:47:27 PDT 2010
Best to check with each airline .
Here, for example, is Delta Airlines policy, from their website: The
last paragraph applies. The footnote 1, in the text relates that
flights to the UK do may accept them as free carry on. As long as they
fit in the overhead, or in other spaces at time of boarding. And also
note the last sentence. It would appear from their general policy is
that violins are accepted as carry on, unless there is no space left.
So it pays to get there early.
Traveling with a musical instrument? Musical instruments and/or
equipment are accepted as checked baggage, carry-on baggage, or cabin-
seat baggage depending on the size and shape. Please help us to keep
your instrument safe by bringing it in a hard-shell case.
What Musical Instruments Can Be Checked?
Musical instruments or equipment can be checked if the total linear
dimension (length+width+height) does not exceed 120 inches (305 cm)
and provided the weight, including the case, does not exceed 100 lbs.
Standard rules and fees for overweight and oversized baggage
What Musical Instruments Can Be Carried On?
Guitars and other smaller musical instruments, such as violins, will
be accepted as your free carry-on baggage item on Delta operated
flights1. These items must easily fit in the overhead bin or other
approved storage location in the cabin, based on available space at
the time of boarding. If adequate space is not available, then the
item must be checked and fees will apply.
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