Over the years I've heard of many musicians who are afraid of checking their instruments when flying. Musicians are afraid of rough treatment by airport baggage handlers, and rightly so. But many people also fear that the environmental conditions in the aircraft's baggage compartment can damage their instruments. I asked some airline captains about the conditions inside aircraft that instruments with be subjected to. Their answers are very reassuring!
Posts tagged as “travel”
Many of us have seen the recent online petition asking for a change in the way airlines deal with musicians and instruments. http://www.change.org/petitions/fair-treatment-for-musicians-traveling-on-planes-with-their-instruments I've decided not to sign the petition. Here's why.