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Flying with a bass


Chad Thorne

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I know this has been discussed here, but, you know, the search function...

 

As mentioned in another post, in November I'm flying a long distance and changing planes several times. Is there any possibility the airlines will let me take my bass on board, maybe stash it in a closet?

 

 

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Maybe but I wouldn't count on it. Not with overhead space being at such a premium. You may be better off investing in a good flight case with TSA approved latches and looking into insurance.

 

In a BP mag article a couple of months back Bobby Vega talked about his experiences flying with his bass.

 

 

Lydian mode? The only mode I know has the words "pie ala" in front of it.

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I've taken guitars and basses as carry on. Small cases are better; much better. At the gate they have often said, "Fella, you'll have to check this at the end of the walkway before you get on the plane. Here's the check". I say "thank you", put the check in my pocket and board the plane normally. This approach has worked two round trips, four flights altogether.

 

And yet another reason to use a headless instrument. Never had an issue carrying on the steinberger guitar or bass.

Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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The AFM Legislative Director, Alfonso Pollard is working on getting the legislation, that should have already in place, moving forward so the info can be disseminated to the airline workers that deal directly with the public.

 

Wally

I have basses to play, places to be and good music to make!
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