On 06/03/2018 23:02, Peter Martin wrote:
Easyjet's musical instrument policy includes:
Musical instruments are permitted for carriage as Hand Baggage
provided that the instrument, including its case, does not exceed 30cm
x 120cm x 38cm.
That should cover a renaissance lute or a baroque guitar. Has anyone
tried this recently, and does it work OK?
I have flown with EasyJet between France and the UK on countless
occasions with lutes of all sizes, up to and including a swan-neck
13-course (although that was several years ago and I probably wouldn't
try my luck nowadays) and I have always been able to put them in the
overhead lockers. I purchase Speedy Boarding (or their current
equivalent) to make sure I am one of the first people on the plane. This
is less expensive than an extra-seat. Travelling on a plane with an
instrument (or somebody elses's!) is rarely enjoyable or totally
stress-free and I have often had members of the ground staff trying to
cause me problems but up until now (my last trip was under a year ago)
it has always worked out.
There is a European resolution on the carriage of musical instruments on
planes but it is rather vaguely worded, probably to let the airlines
companies have the last say, but I have a copy of it on my smartphone to
show any disgruntled EasyJet employee in the hope that it will be
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