blake5377
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2012
122 IQ
#1
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....

benn913
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Join date: Aug 2010
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#2
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
Shirate
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Join date: Jul 2007
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#4
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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blake5377
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#5
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
wolflen
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Join date: May 2008
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#6
commercial air with a guitar...one word...insurance...lots of it...
AlanHB
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#7
I pad my cases with socks....but apart from that get insurance.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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blake5377
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Join date: Dec 2012
122 IQ
#8
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?
AlanHB
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#9
^^^ 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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