As a musician, you will definitely have to travel with your musical instruments for you live events, music concerts or other activities. Are you know about the essential things while traveling along with your musical instruments? Or are you looking for what are the essential things need to know before traveling with instruments? Then the things given below will definitely help you as well provide you with all the answers to your questions. So, let’s start with the essential things:
Check The Luggage Regulations Of The Airline
Before confirmation of flight, you must check to know about luggage rules and regulations of that airline. For this, you can ask questions about the airline regulations. If possible then try to get a written confirmation for the instruments that are large in size. And before traveling you must confirm about the acceptance of instruments or written acceptance. The fees for extra luggage are different for every airline. It depends on the size of your instruments as well as the location where you are traveling. Generally for the extra bag which is above 50lbs the fees for luggage is mostly around 50$. So, before travel with it’s recommended to check the airline luggage policies.
Must Know How To Pack Instruments
Pack your instruments in a hard case even if you take the pack in your hand. This will reduce the risks of damages. Some instruments are more sensitive and need more attention and care while packing such as Violin, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and other instruments which are made up of wood. Make the packing of hard cases neat and clean. Most cases have opened this help the airline employees the process of checking painless.
Extra Items Must Be Removed
You must make sure that all the extra items are removed from the case. There are only the instruments and the accessories of instruments within the case.
Buy An Extra Seat
If the Instruments that you are carrying are high quality and expensive then it’s better to buy an extra seat for your instrument. Now a day’s mostly airlines offer this because mostly instruments getting damages during the checking process of luggage. So it’s highly recommended to accept this offer for the high-quality instruments.
Bring The Important Documents
While traveling with instruments there might be some instruments made with rare material especially form the other famous countries such as the USA. You must prepare and bring the relevant documents as well as the permits you need during travel. Because it’s necessary to permits before taking some materials abroad.