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 Flying with a bassoon
Author: cairngorm 
Date:   2006-08-14 22:01

Well, what now? Anyone who travels with his bassoon, please join in on this and let us have your opinions and the benefit of your knowledge. A trip which is proposed for next year for our band (U.S. to U.K.) is now, in my opinion, jeopardized, because how can we put these instruments in the hold? I emailed the travel agent and learned that Air Transat's holds are neither heated nor pressurized.

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 Re: Flying with a bassoon
Author: Merlin 
Date:   2006-08-18 21:28

This is when a plastic Fox comes in handy.

Otherwise, I'd take a pass. Air travel is crappy enough without worrying your horn.

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 Re: Flying with a bassoon
Author: nickles8189 
Date:   2006-09-02 17:01

i wish i could help, but i use a school instrument and it's so bad that un-pressurized plane travel might actually do it some good.

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 Re: Flying with a bassoon
Author: cairngorm 
Date:   2006-09-04 03:13

I have decided not to go on the trip. There was a big article in our local paper this week about someone who was required to put his $13,000 violin in the hold, and of course it came out smashed, in 3 pieces no less. Life isn't worth that kind of worry. I think in my next life I'm going to play flute!

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 Re: Flying with a bassoon
Author: D 
Date:   2006-10-31 22:25

I know I am rather out of date because this thread is two months old, but Iwonder if you have considered the possibility of contacting a music shop where you are going and discussing hiring instruments for the duration of your visit. Obviously to guarentee instruments (especially lots of them) you would need to give lots of notice and it would be dependent how it coincided with school terms in the destination because i suspect some times of year there is no chance. but i don't see why a large music shop wouldn't hire out some student or intermediate level instruments. you could take your own reeds etc and your precious would be safe at home.

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 Re: Flying with a bassoon
Author: Sebastian 
Date:   2006-11-10 18:41

Actually, I just got a new bassoon. (customized fox 201) and one of the customizations was to have the bass joint come apart in two pieces. They make the bass joint the same length as the tenor and attach the missing piece to the bell(but you can unattach them if you want) and this way the instrument case is small enough to fit in the overhead thingy on planes. I know that doesn't help you much, but if you were looking into getting a new one any time soon, I would HIGHLY recommend this feature.

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