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Ray
Here's a question for anyone who has traveled, by air, with their violin. The case that I have measures: (in inches) 6 deep by 10 1/2 wide and 31 long, will I be able to carry this case on the plane or will it need to be checked in? The airline web sites are of little help. What have you found? I plan on travelling (from Canada) to Austin next year. I like crossing my strings well in advance. Cheers for the help.
Ray
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Posted: March 3, 2011
Last Comment: March 3, 2011
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Ray
Posted: March 3, 2011
Thanks Guys, that's great news and hope to see as many like-minded people as possible in Austin. It will be the first vacation in 4 years. And now back to practicing. :)

tuckerdaly
Posted: March 3, 2011
Hi, Ray, I have taken my violin (same measurements as your case) on WestJet airlines 3 times and will be going again in a few days travelling in Canada. I have not had a problem so far but I definitely will not let them put it in the luggage compartment.

jack
Posted: March 3, 2011
Hi Ray!

I have travelled with my violin only within the US, so I'm not sure about crossing international borders. When I did travel, all I did was place the case in the overhead compartment. My violin case is about 3 feet long and 5-1/2" tall (width when laying down). the only restriction you may have is with the width as those overhead compartments are not very tall. I traveled on a very small plane so I believe that the compartment on your plane might be bigger overall.

To be safe, do call the airline and ask a "live" representative. I'm sure a lot of musician carry their violin on planes. I do know a cellist that actually buys a seat for her cello whenever she has to fly for a concert. Very expensive, but then again she has a very expensive cello. ;-)

Hope this helps.