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Another musician's guitar gets smashed by the airlines - INFORMATION FOR YOU ALL

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Bryan316, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    Okay, this is a warning to all my fellow musicians, and a lesson, AND good information to take with you, if you ever fly with your instruments.

    Glenn, I recommend you bounce this to all your future bands flying in to Atlanta for your glorious festival. It might help them.


    First off, the recent incident:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/vintage-gibson-guitar-delta-baggage-leevees-214634001.html




    Here's a link to the article about the new bill:

    http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/flying-with-instruments-gets-easier-for-musicians/




    And most importantly, the actual bill, FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, HR 658, Feb 1st 2012:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112hrpt381/pdf/CRPT-112hrpt381.pdf




    Go to Section 403, on Pages 79-80 of this PDF file. Print it out, including the header pages, put it in a plastic sheet protector, and DUCK TAPE IT TO YOUR GUITAR CASE before you board that flight.


    There is no excuse for what these airlines do to us, nor to their weak attempts at resolving their horrid mistakes. I hope all this is useful to you guys, and to ANY musician who values their instruments.


    DO NOT BE THEIR VICTIM.
     
  2. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    Thanks! Great info...
     
  3. Metal_Camden

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    wow, thank you! I'm actually printing all this atm haha
     
  4. Fizrider

    Fizrider Quasi-Old Fart

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    This is why I no longer fly to hunt - and if I do, I borrow a rifle at the destination and sight it in there.

    Airtran managed to demolish a $250 gun case... thankfully "only" doing a couple hundred dollars damage to a beloved Browning BAR. I never got satisfaction from them - and have not flown them again for that reason.
     

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