trumpet on plane....please help

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  1. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

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    When I saw the title my first thought was of a bad thriller movie. (Snakes on a plane, that sort of thing.) Hmm...
     
  2. walldaja

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    I've never had problems with carrying a trumpet domestically or internationally. However, to preclude any problems with overzealous TSA folks in the US I no longer have my in-bell stand in my case as I could easily fashion it into a weapon. I keep my oil and other liquids in my checked baggage.
     
  3. jim miller

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    I was recently boarding a flight & had mpc in my carry on luggage & was pulled out the line, given a pat down search & attracted the attention of the supervisor & several other security personell, when I voluntered that I thought I knew what set the alarm off & told them about the mpc, the searcher--a former trumpet player--quickly found the mpc--explained to the supervisor & I was on my way. from then on I carried mpc in pocket & placed in dish when boarding & no problem. jm
     
  4. Bachstul

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    ROFL

    Let's get those "Trumpets in Action Movies" partners to get to work on this movie poster!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009
  5. Phil Kersh

    Phil Kersh Pianissimo User

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    I've never had a problem bringing a trumpet on the plane, however they generally don't approve if you take it out and start playing...
     
  6. nosray

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    You shouldn't have a problem at all bringing it on the plane, and I strongly suggest doing so. The people at customs could open your case, and since they are in a rush, may not close it properly and could damage your horn badly.
     
  7. Trumpet guy

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    I second that notion, especially if you are flying with United but always keep it with you anyways. I just came across this link

    United Breaks Guitars | Dave Carroll Music.com

    and can't believe the negligence of some airlines. But even properly handled there is a chance your instrument will be tossed around as the plane is moving at over 500mph.
     
  8. nordlandstrompet

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  9. Trumpet guy

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    Oh, I think I see some some clone tool mishaps ... lol
     
  10. nordlandstrompet

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    It's called "left handed holiday work" :cool:
     

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