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    Default Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    Can you fly with a bam trekking case with tenor sax in the cabine as a carry on? Like the one they sell modern SA80's in. Thanks

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    Kinda urgent. Anyone knows!?

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    Default Re: Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    You should contact the company flying with, different operators have different rules. Sometimes you can take it with you when you designate it upfront.
    Especially the low-fare operators will charge you heavily if you want to take with you as cabin luggage.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    Try contacting BAM.
    From my years of flying with a tenor, I bought a Berkeley case years ago and still haven’t found anything smaller.
    Just board with your horn, ask no questions. Lately I’ve been more likely to pay for early boarding before the bins get full of all the carry on luggage.
    The worst thing they did for our security and comfort is let the airlines get away with charging for checked bags.

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    Default Re: Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    Quote Originally Posted by whaler View Post

    Just board with your horn, ask no questions. Lately I’ve been more likely to pay for early boarding before the bins get full of all the carry on luggage.
    Yes, agreed. I once traveled with a guy who got his accordion on the plane in a soft case. It didn't fit fully under the seat and used his leg and/or jacket to block view. On the way off the plane, with accordion in hand, he looked at the flight attendant by the exit door and said "Missed it".
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    Default Re: Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Sax View Post
    Kinda urgent. Anyone knows!?
    It really depends on the airline, the plane, the flight crew, and how full the plane it. I recently flew Delta first class, and the crew stowed my tenor in the coat closet on one flight, and I put the horn in the overhead on another leg. When I flew a regional plane, I had to let them stow it under the plane - they met me with my horn at the bottom of the stairs when I deplaned.

    If you are flying Southwest or similar during the holiday traffic, are on a full flight, and in the last boarding group, they may run out of room and ask you to gate check your horn. I've never had any negative outcomes with either tenor or guitar, but I did have a mild case of jitters when I was late in getting off the plane, and saw my unattended guitar in its bright blue Calton case sitting in the breezeway - anyone could have walked off with it.

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    Default Re: Bam trekking tenor in plane cabine?

    I'd be very cautious of checking your horn, at least on a Canadian flight:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...ideo-1.2615272
    A little bit louder and a little bit worse.

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