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Old 01-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
blake5377
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Airplane Guitar TRAVEL!!!??

Hey Everybody...

So what is your advice on Traveling with your guitar via Airplane?

I usually try to Gate Check my guitar, Instead of putting it in the belly..

I have a standard Gibson SG Case


Ive heard some horror stories with this case... but in my past experiences, had no problems when I traveled long distances via Air....

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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I haven't had to yet, but if I had to I would probably see if I could buy an extra seat and put it there. Although now thinking about it, it would probably be extremely expensive
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Well, if you're going to fly with your instrument... whatever you do, don't fly United.

'cause as we all know, United Breaks Guitars
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Gate checked luggage still goes into the belly of the plane... Anyway, no matter what you do, make sure your case is flat. My bro is a baggage handler, and they hate rounded cases, and they treat them like shit, since they can't be stacked effectively.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #5
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Yah I heard all the crazy horror stories... and freaks me out a lot... but Ive toured all over with this case without problems...
And gate checking is really the best thing to do especially for a big transfer airport like Atlanta... haha
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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commercial air with a guitar...one word...insurance...lots of it...
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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I pad my cases with socks....but apart from that get insurance.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #8
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thanks guys... Yah last euro tour I used the same case but checked it in normally.... nothing bad!
I stuffed it with shirts around and even tuned the strings so theyre floppy... creating 0 tension...
Good idea?
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #9
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^^^ Yeah definitely loosen the strings. Always ask if you can check the guitar in as hand luggage too, sometimesyou get lucky.
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