New Rules For Flying With Musical Instruments Should Make Touring Easier

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012...l-instruments-should-make-touring-easier.html

    Being on the road is hard enough, but having to figure out each airline's arcane and ever-changing rules for flying with musical instruments has made travel much more difficult for many musicians. That's changing thanks to The FAA Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, which was finalized by Congress earlier this month.

    Musical instruments will now be treated the same as any luggage, according to the new regulations.

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  2. Jeff the Wanderer

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    Does that mean musical instruments will get lost and broken too? Not sure I would want my musical instruments treated like all the other luggage.
     
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    My thought exactly. Especially after watching the UX crew unloading.
     
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  4. violist
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    I'm not sure about this. I used to travel with a letter from the TSA
    that instructed the security screeners that my violin and/or viola was
    specifically allowed as a third item. It was up to the airline how and
    whether to honor the letter, but TSA promised to do so. I never had
    any problem carrying on a rollaboard, computer case, and instrument.
    From what little I've seen, this new rule will make things more
    explicit but not necessarily better for me. Thank goodness for
    retirement.
     
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    My wife's ukelele is safe...:D
     
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    My kazoo as well. ;)
     
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    As an amateur violinist, I couldn't imagine checking in an antique string instrument and arriving at my destination and finding it broken! I would also be quite weary of theft as these instruments can easily be worth $50 to $100K!
     
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    Ssh ...
     

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