Travelling with the flute

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Bo
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Travelling with the flute

Post by Bo » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:53 pm

Hi,

I was just wondering if you ever had problems boarding an airplane with the flute, in particular because of the cleaning rod?

Thanks. :)

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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by Phineas » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:25 am

Nope. Never had a problem with taking a flute on the plane.

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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by Zevang » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:01 pm

Not me either. I've been to USA and Korea without any problem, nor inside my country.

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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by Bo » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks! I am glad to hear that. :)

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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by pied_piper » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:23 pm

Ditto for me, but one additional caution: When you go thru security, they may want you to remove the case from your carry ons. If they want to inspect your flute, allow them to do so, but you may want to offer to show them how to properly open the case. I've heard of TSA agents opening the case upside down and allowing the flute to spill out with disastrous consequences!
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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:51 pm

I've never had any issues whatsoever. I just leave it in my case and gigbag and send it through. One of my teachers however had hers opened and investigated because it was in a Wiseman case... looked like a pipe bomb to them I guess.

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Re: Travelling with the flute

Post by Bo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:03 pm

Yes, I have heard of similar cases too (where they open the case upside down)! Better do it myself!

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