The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103625   Message #2115858
Posted By: DebC
31-Jul-07 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Airlines Hate instruments
Subject: RE: BS: Airlines Hate instruments
Calton, Calton, Calton, Calton. Or any other flight case that will withstand the airline abuse.

Yes, I have a Calton and always check my Martin. I also have insurance through the AFM (I am a member of Local 1000) for the replacement value of the guitar.

From the TSA site:
"Owners should be present when an instrument is removed from its case for screening. For this reason, musicians are advised to add at least 30 minutes to the airline's recommended arrival window when checking their instrument."

Very interesting...I have NEVER been present when my guitar gets inspected. Just the wee bit of paper that says that they inspected it.

Now I know. Jeez.

Deb Cowan