Brad Dorsey Posted May 21, 2003 Report Share Posted May 21, 2003 I just flew across the country, round trip, with a violin. I don't do this often, but every time I have tried I have been able to carry my violin on the plane. Some of you might like to hear my strategy: The problem is that a violin in a case with a bow exceeds the carry-on size limit (It's too long.), so basically I try to make the violin look as small as possible so no one will look at it hard enough to realize how long it is. A shaped case looks a lot smaller than an oblong one, so that's what I use. Also, whenever I pass through a critical point, to make the case look smaller I carry it vertically, as low as possible and right against my legs, rather than horizontally by the handle. The security screeners don't seem to care how big it is; they just want to make sure there's not a bomb inside. I also have several violins, so, realizing that I might be required to check it, I always bring one that I don't care too much about, in case it gets lost or smashed. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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