Did you know that musical instruments are special luggage when traveling by plane?
Let’s start with the small ones, such as viola, violin, castanets, flute, percussion instruments and a few others, can be carried as hand luggage. As we have repeatedly mentioned in the articles, passengers must be careful and read all the conditions of the various airlines. In the case of low-cost ones, only one piece of hand luggage is allowed and the musical instrument must be placed in it. If more instruments are available, the airline has the right to charge an additional fee.
Larger musical instruments may be transported as checked baggage only subject to quantitative restrictions on the weight and size of the airline concerned. In case of fear on the part of the passenger that the musical instrument may be damaged or broken, there is an option to buy an additional place / second seat / for it in the cabin, and the price does not have to be the same as for the passenger, but determined by the airline. . It is very important that the musical instruments carried on board are packed in such a way that they do not pose a danger to other passengers or damage other people’s hand luggage. Generally speaking, the musical instruments for which airlines allow transportation are string instruments (guitars, bass guitars, violins), flutes, trumpets, drum kit accessories (cymbals), piano instruments and saxophones.
You should keep in mind that very often the airline is not responsible for the carriage of this type of luggage.