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Has anyone recently taken a flight with a guitar in their hand luggage?

I'm moving to Australia in 5 months and I was wondering if I could take my guitar inside the plane with me. I know people could do it before but I'm not sure now because of all the extra security and crap. There is no way I'm letting it get checked in, I won't be too happy having some ass throwing it around and stacking 59835368257925 kg suitcases on top. I could get it shipped, but that means months with no guitar
Last edited by Rhitard at Jul 29, 2007,
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If you check it in you get it put in the 'fragile items' section, as long as you have a flight proof case you'll be fine.

But you can take it on as hand luggage.
#5
wow I just moved to Australia like a week ago my guitar still isn't here but thats because Its coming down by boat :|
#7
I took mine on as hand luggage and it was allowed. The security down here is quite good and fair, never had any troubles taking my belongings like my guitar overseas.
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Yeah you should be ok to take it on as hand luggage. Just watch out for snakes.
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yeah i bought one when i was on holiday in america and took it back here with me, on the way back i just took it as hand luggage, if its a musical instrument its allowed.
#10
ive done it before, they search if its got a bomb, then put it in storage...
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ive done it before, they search if its got a bomb, then put it in storage...

I've flown to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, England, Ireland and Singapore with my guitar.
Depends on the airline... Quantas are dicks but British Airways don't really care.
In fact, I'm in an airport in Singapore now on my way to Heathrow (sp?) and then back hyome to Ireland and my bags are checked in and I have my guitar beside me!
Also, in my experience, if you're not allowed to bring it on as hand luggage, most Airlines have an "oversized baggage" section and you can get bubble wrap and about a thousand "FRAGILE" stickers.
EDIT and in some places they allow you to carry it around until just before you're boarding and then give it to them to put on.

Don't try the whole "this is my guitar and there's no way you're taking it!!!" thing, make them sympathise. In Tokyo I told them my guitar was insured for 40,000 euro and if it got broken my insurance company would sue them.
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call the airlines first,that's what we did when i moved here in the u.s

some airlines allow it some don't
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I have never taken my motherfucking guitar on a motherfucking plane, but I would call the airport first. I don't think they will allow you to take it with you as hand baggage.
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When I took a guitar back home with me when I was on vacation, someone at the airport had told us we could put it in the coat rack on the plane, but when we get to boarding they tell us there is no coat rack! So my guitar was the last thing to go in the back of the plane and the first to come out because I brought it out to the plane with me. Definitely use a hardshell case though.
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i recently went on a trip to new york for 2 weeks. i called ahead, and they said under no circumstance can i bring it on and that it wont fit in the overhead when i told them the dimensions.


its all bull****, i saw a guy a few seats ahead of me just stick one in the overhead.
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#18
^ Nice work Rhi.

You might consider buying a flight case for your guitar. It will protect your guitar from "some ass throwing it around and stacking 59835368257925 kg suitcases on top."

... really!
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I was able to do it when moving from Jordan to the states, and that's a longass 16-hour flight. I didn't even have a hardcase.

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