Airlines must allow you to check instruments in the baggage hold if the sum of the length, width, and height of exterior case dimensions do not exceed 150 inches and the weight does not exceed 165 pounds. Some airlines will permit instruments exceeding these limitations, but you may be required to pay “oversize” fees. For more information on flying with your instrument, check out the AFM Travel Kit.
Many musicians have instruments containing ivory or other endangered species material—which makes travel potentially perplexing. Learn more about traveling with Instruments Containing Ivory or Endangered Species, here.
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