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Thread #15551 Message #139985
Posted By: Eric the Viking
23-Nov-99 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Help: Should I Fly With My Martin?
Subject: RE: Help: SHOULD I FLY WITH MY MARTIN?
NEVER TRUST an airline! I flew to malaga with one of my guitars. The UK staff x rayed it and very carefully in front of me packed the guitar into the hold of the plane at Manchester. The next time I saw my collection of matchwood was hanging through it's smashed flight case on the conveyer at Malaga! I complained, made a fuss in broken Spanish but to no avail. i claimed on the insurance but only a max of £250 for the guitar and the same limit for a new flight case. The next time I flew with my guitar we were never parted! I insisted that I kept it with me. It fitted in the overhead lockers and travelled both ways safely. Good Luck, mind you IF I had a Martin I wouldn't hardly take it anywhere except personally with me. Cheers. Eric