Taking violin as carry on in air travel.
I plan to fly with Delta Airlines soon and I am hoping to bring my violin with me instead of shipping it (shipped it one time, was outrageously expensive and late). The problem is that I can't find a clear answer if my case will be permitted as a carry on item or not. I definitely will not let my violin be flown as a checked item, I've seen what they do to checked luggage. I use a Gewa Air case, but the dimensions that Delta lists for acceptable carryon items are 22X14X9. The case is about 31-32 inches in length, but the other dimensions are within that restriction. I am not sure if it will fit in the overhead bin. I've flown with Delta before and, if my memory serves me correct, the overhead bin doesn't seem long enough to accommodate my case, but I can't be certain. I don't know what to do because it would be a disaster to get to the airport and be told it's not allowed.
If you click through the various pages on Delta's website, you get the following:
https://sauriansaint.com/2011/10/17/tricks-for-getting-your-violin-on-a-plane/ Some useful tips, although she probably meant intra-USA, and (I hope) not actually flying piles.
I have never had problems fitting my
I almost always fly Delta, and I've never had a problem. When I carry the violin case onto the airplane, I immediately ask if they can put it in a closet. They have a closet for the pilot's coats. They have either always done so, or helped me place it in the overhead compartments. They have even held it for me as I deplane and hand it to me with a smile.
That's reassuring. Thanks for the info!