The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63362 Message #2173741
Posted By: Tweed
18-Oct-07 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: Guitars on flights
Subject: RE: Guitars on flights
I flew to Memphis for the King Biscuit Festival and took an old Harmony electric with me in a gig bag. First leg to Atlanta was a big type Delta jet and there was no problem with carrying the guitar on and stowing it in the luggage bin above my seat. From Atlanta to Memphis we took a smaller commuter type jet and the bins were not so big, and they took it from me and placed it in the hold. The way that worked out was alright as you can watch 'em load it in and when you reach your next stop, you hang around the ramp and they'll bring it back to you without running it through what ever happens on the back side of the baggage claim carousel. My Harmony is no more screwed up now than it was when I left for the Holy Delta Lands.
I say, yes, take the old beater in a gig bag. Check all your other luggage and carry it with you. I figured
"What's the worst could happen? It ain't like it was a Martin, and if they break the neck off, it'll give me something to mess with later."