homepage   sevenstring guitars   sevenstring registry   photo gallery   subscription   spy 
Sevenstring.org - The Seven String Guitar Authority
Go Back   SevenString.org > General Discussion > Politics & Current Events
Heritage Guitar Talk - Click here! LIKE SS.org on Facebook FOLLOW SS.org on Twitter
Politics & Current Events Discussion on political views, the war and world events here. Strictly moderated forum, so use your better judgement when posting.

Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By TRENCHLORD

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
Making a meat suit
MetalGravy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Urbandale, IA
Posts: 1,130
Thanked: 9
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
For those that fly with your guitars...

Congress Orders Airlines to Let You Carry on Your Musical Instrument! | The Fretboard Journal: Keepsake magazine for guitar collectors
MetalGravy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
came and went
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: corncountry IL
Posts: 6,082
Thanked: 16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Now we can fly with our Fly!!!
TRENCHLORD is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
Some call me... Tim
Grand Moff Tim's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cheongju, SK
Posts: 6,444
Thanked: 82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I originally bought my ukulele almost exclusively because I wanted a stringed isntrument that I knew I'd be able to take with me as carry on. This new bill still doesn't seem like a sure thing for being able to take a full-sized guitar (and likely won't go into effect until 2014 anyways), so the uke is still the only thing I'll be taking with me.

"We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain." - Walter Winchel

Grand Moff Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
SS.org Regular
Moolaka's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 255
Thanked: 3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There's still no way I'd let them touch my amps in cargo. No. Way. ATA case or not, inertia is what hurts.
Moolaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
Likes trem wankery.
Super Moderator
MaxOfMetal's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 23,044
Thanked: 105
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Effective date.

Ok, you knew that this information was too good to be true, didn’t you? The new law goes into effect as soon as the FAA issues regulations to fill in the details. And, by when must the FAA do that? “Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of” the Act. So, the FAA has until February 6, 2014.
I guess that isn't too long of a wait.

Need help with setting up a trem?
Need info on your Ibby?
Live in Milwaukee? Please feel free to message me.

New Rules. Read Them.
MaxOfMetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
The Armada
JamesM's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 7,433
Thanked: 89
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Actually, I ashamedly don't know the details, but there already is a piece of legislation that allows this. You have to show them the piece of paper though, my uncle does it all the time.
JamesM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-12-2012, 12:56 AM   #7
7string Ghost
Iamasingularity's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The Deep web.
Posts: 955
Thanked: 8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

Didn`t know you guys had to stick up with this.

I`ve been taking my guitars and amp on board from India-Japan-Singapore-Maldives on all their airlines with no special permissions. This is suprsing to me! I always assumed you guys could take your instruments on board with you.

Grand Moff Tim: "Sometimes when you want some ass, you have to eat some fake lashes. That's just life man.

Red Seas Fire: "When it doubt, downpick everything."
Iamasingularity is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #8
Stay Negative™
leandroab's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hell de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 8,386
Thanked: 180
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I hate when my parrot chew on every wire he sees

I always try to persuade people during the chek-in for a "gate check" (stowing the guitar in a bin, not the overhead compartment). One time I got it. The other I didn't. But that was a 34" bass

is the new black


* www.soundclick.com/leandroabaurre

Guitar projects:

*Baritone 6 Conversion

* ''
I intend them to .... them with the long cock of the law." - Trashmanzac
* "
I think this mistake was the equivalent of a 6000 foot tall cock bukkake tsunami-ing Tokyo." - metallisuk
"I'm a big fan of the effects of alcohol." - Peter Steele
leandroab is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
MFB's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 10,643
Thanked: 92
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
I fit my Steinberger in the overhead compartment just fine and didn't have a single airline question me with bringing it as a carry-on. I've actually done it twice now, once for a cruise and the other was for my trip from Boston to San Fran.


In space, no one can hear you bree. - Metal Ken
MFB is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
Brandon's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 165
Thanked: 10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Never had a problem with this, even with a hard case. But if it's official, then I'm for it.
Brandon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
Sycamore Trees
Murdstone's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,154
Thanked: 11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When I made a prototype bass on vacation once, I stuffed that bad boy in a duffelbag, wrapped the neck in a mile of bubblewrap and took it on the plane like a normal carryon. The stewardesses tried making me check it simply because they didn't think it'd fit in the overhead bin, but I made it by like half an inch. So I shot them a bragging smile and took my seat.
Murdstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
SS.org Regular
Overtone's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 2,245
Thanked: 7
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have flown a dozen times in the last year with a guitar. Most times it fits in the overhead. Twice or 3 times they put it in a coat closet, which was definitely a big favor. Once it was a tiny plane and I had to gate check it. It's all good if you don't have a huge case, it seems. And always be at the front of the line during boarding. That is the only price to pay really. I have never been told during check in or security that I have to check my guitar.

So my tip is don't have too huge a case, and do your best to bring it on board. If it won't fit overhead ask nicely if there is room in the coat closet. If the person working the gate tries to make you get check (this has happened a few times) do get the gate check tags etc. and just put them in your pocket. When you get the plane try to bring it on board (ask if it's ok if that seems necessary) and if they don't agree, go ahead and gate check it.
Overtone is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.

Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Les Paul Forum | Marshall Amp Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

SS.org proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2004-2015, SevenString.org. All Rights Reserved.