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QANTAS and Musical Instruments

Discussion in 'LORD' started by Robotman, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Robotman

    Robotman Gun Kata

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    Not sure about Jetstar, Tiger, or Virgin but thought this might be of some interest to many of you. :)
    www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/30/3103538.htm

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    Musicians will now be allowed to carry their instruments on board Qantas flights, after the airline bowed to a social networking campaign.

    Instruments were previously consigned to the cargo hold but Qantas has now adopted a policy that allows them to be carried on board.

    A campaign on Facebook drew thousands of supporters who were outraged that instruments were at risk of being damaged in the hold on Qantas planes. A Qantas spokesman has confirmed that as a result of customer feedback, instruments not exceeding 81 centimetres in length and 30 centimetres in height will be allowed on board.
     
  2. Nebulous

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    Lol, so forget most electric and acoustic guitars, basses, etc.

    Violin and http://www.steinberger.com/ players can be happy though.
     
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    True, it's only for small instruments, there was a story of a valuable violin that got trashed a year or so ago. I'm puzzled as to why the dummy didn't put it above her seat in the storage space.

    I hear from US players that they often get the stewardesses to store acoustic guitars in their cabin section without a problem, I imagine they'd also store an electric in a soft bag.

    I wouldn't risk taking a guitar on a plane in a soft bag, I've heard of a Gibson that arrived with a cracked neck, the undercarriage loaders just don't care.

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    If you have Fragile stickers on your cases then most definately the loaders will see how far they can throw the gear, saw it in Australia , saw it in Germany and unfortunately it seems to be what happens to most musicians when they fly which is really sad.
     
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    pipsqeek Musical Delinquent

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    At least my Ukulele is safe. :)
     
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