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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000919.txt from 2002/06

From: Daniel Paprocki <>
Subj: Re: [kl] wiseman cases and flying
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 20:08:28 -0400

I took my clarinets to Oklahoma two weeks ago since I was performing. I
had no problem with security. I did take my screw driver out of my case and
any other thing that looked like a weapon (reed wizard, finger weights). If
they insist on opening your case make sure they don't open it upside down!!!
If you have a question about something getting through security I would just
pack it in your checked luggage. By the way, they do open some checked
luggage to search. I had a simple twisty to hold the main section zippers
together and it was not there when I got my bag. I would keep real
valuables (camera, PDA, etc) in your carry on bag.

Dr. Daniel A. Paprocki
Clarinet, Eb, and Bass Clarinet
Bowling Green, Kentucky

From: Nancy Buckman <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 14:51:56 -0400
Subject: Re: [kl] wiseman cases and flying

I have been debating whether or not to take my clarinets with me to try
mouthpieces because of the 9-11 thing. I just spoke to the folks at
IcelandAir (my carrier) and was assured that it would not be a problem. I
was told I will be expected to open the case for inspection and it might
even be x-rayed too, but that it can be taken as a carry-on. I'm still not
certain about taking them though. I have a metal jaw and ankle that cause
all kinds of trouble when passing through security. I have to present a
note from my physician every time I fly. That's bad enough without having
to go through an instrument frisking too. Dan, I know you are performing
and don't have a choice. Any suggestions pro or con?

Nancy (who is so looking forward to my cool stopover in Reykjavik - it's
100 in the shade outside!)

Nancy Buckman
Principal Clarinet / Orchestra AACC



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