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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hussiend, Jul 7, 2009.
Why not? Long flights are great for practicing those pp long tones.
I'm pretty sure its actually bad for your lungs. The difference in pressure, especially when ascending/descending can stretch or shrink your lungs if you hold your breath for too long.
Don't underestimate the airline security stupidity-
I thought when I saw this thread of the title of the movie snakes on a plane aswell lol
Also after reading that article, im scared for when my band goes to paris and london, I have to bring my strad for when our jazz band performs in the jazz clubs in london and the aristocrat for the parades, and hearing that im scared to see what will happen. I love my two trumpets, hopefully with an entire band going they won't cause too much grief, but with other stories of the trumpet cases being ripped open and not properly closed, then being thrown underneath the plane, scares me!
As long as you don't put a bomb in your trumpet, you are good
Yes - the security people have a task, to keep all of us safe - but this experience was completely over the top (although the musician WAS carrying a trumpet and a flugel, which means a fairly large case). Perhaps 'everyone' overreacted - and with a nasty outcome. (Charles de Gaulle, in Paris can be a strange place in my experience) - especially if we are not French.
Having worked in the airline industry for 40 years it still astounds me where the combination of passengers (mostly with high expectations but often in a stressful, unfamiliar, situation) and officious airline staff can lead. Some passengers can be truly impolite and sometimes even nasty.
Just a thought - it is VERY VERY UNWISE (no pun intended) to mention anything about bombs, or anything to do with weapons, in any airport in the world - in Australia, such a comment - even in jest - will get you gaoled, it is quite simply against the law. Be careful, be safe, be flexible - others are under stress too - and carry your horn on board, always - never, ever, ever, allow your trumpet to go in the hold, if the airline doesn't agree, find one that does. I've been in aircraft cargo compartments a lot and I know exactly what I'm saying.
i flew domestic and they confiscated my al cass valve oil saying it is not permitted
All you have to do is put your valve oil in a clear plastic bag, like a Zip Lock bag.
I've never had a problem with it - one time they said I needed to put it below (all the overhead space was used) and I explained to them that there were $3000+ in the case and that it couldn't go below they put it up in the first class storage.
I've found valve oil/slide grease is generally fine so long as its in a plastic bag.
I'll be going out through Charles de Gaulle in a few weeks so I'll let you know how that experience goes (if there is a problem).
Can it go with your trumpet case in carry-on or does the valve oil need to be stored in your checked baggage?