The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21440   Message #435442
Posted By: Rick Fielding
07-Apr-01 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: Baby Taylor Guitar and Airline Travel
Subject: RE: Baby Taylor Guitar and Airline Travel
Murray. You're absolutely right. Airport security and regulations have changed dramatically in the last few years. I would NEVER "brazen it out" (as I did for many years) these days.

Sadly, you simply can't trust airport personell to respect your property...and it seems that a "FRAGILE" sticker just makes them meaner.

Can you imagine for one minute that a handler who DELIBERATELY smashed your instrument would even be disciplined, let alone lose their job? Not a chance. I'm afraid the only "sure" way, is to "leave the Martin at home" and have a cheap guitar to travel with. Sad.

Or get a Calton case.