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Thread #143237 Message #3305042
Posted By: MissouriMud
09-Feb-12 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: new FAA rules on instruments - yay!
Subject: RE: new FAA rules on instruments - yay!
While it standardizes the various airlines rules in the US, I'm not sure the new law makes the rules much better than they were on many airlines in terms of their practical application. Many airlines already let you carry on anything that could fit in the overhead or under the seat, or buy a second ticket for your stradivarius. As best I can tell from the releases the new rules wont require airlines to let one carry on a full sized guitar or similar sized instrument and wont require airlines to handle "checked" instruments with care or pay full damage. So it seems like business as usual to a significant extent.