fly with violin in Europe ?
I want to take my violin with me the first time on a plane. Fly from London to Budapest. I contacted with Luftansa and British Airways, both said if i want to bring it up i have to buy an extra seat. I cant believe this is how they roll. Anybody has any experience how to fly with my dear, please sare? I have an oblong case, but about to buy a new case, which would fit to travel.
I have brought my violin in an oblong case as carry-on on several occations - SAS and Lufthansa - and never had a problem. I would not consider checking in my violin.
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Also if your violin has rosewood fittings, you may have a world of trouble ahead of you; you
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Oh Steven.... I hate that airport!
Rocky, my itinerary included a stop there on the way to and back from.
It's just horrible, what's going on! And it's not just in Europe. Have you heard about rosin being banned in at the Shanghai airport? After all, it could explode! They have so much trouble catching the bad guys, they take it out on us. By and large it's gotten better in the USA, due to heavy lobbying of the Musicians Union to Congress. Yet still the message seems to get lost sometimes to individual pilots and crew - witness Rachel Barton Pine being denied permission to bring her del Gesu aboard a US plane (can't remember which).
Pity the cellists who find their multi-million dollar instruments refused boarding privileges even after seat has been bought and paid for (one recent example: http://slippedisc.com/2017/07/international-cellist-is-grounded-at-heathrow/ )
I just flew from LAX to London and back with my violin. I had no problem putting it in the overhead bin. The airline staff made no fuss at all. I have an oblong case. I flew on Air New Zealand.
I regularly fly with my violin through and around Europe. I use the most compact SHAPED case and have never had problem taking it onboard. Some of the budget airlines like Ryanair can be difficult, so I book with main carriers, checking their policy first.
Fly with your violin to Europe?
"Fly with violin in Europe?"
I think I saw that painting at the Museum of Modern Art. It was very disturbing.