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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000096.txt from 2003/06

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Fwd: Air Travel with a Musical Instrument
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 22:59:36 -0400

on 6/1/2003 1:01 PM, Nancy Buckman wrote:

>>"The AFM has negotiated with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)
>>the right for musicians to carry on their instruments on airline flights."
>>The letter is available online on the union's web site at:
>>This is a PDF document that you can print and take with you.

This has been discussed at some length and in some detail on the
orchestra list run by ICSOM. The long and short of it is that you are
still at the complete discretion/mercy of the gate agent for your
airline, or even your particular flight. If they want to make you check
any carry on item, they can. The AFM/TSA document is ONLY a guideline for
the airlines. There are disaster stories...


David Niethamer

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