V-Accordion on an airplane

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V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by BrandyD » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:55 pm

I have to travel by plane this summer. I would like to take my accordion FR-8X with me. It has a soft case. There is no way I want this put in with the general luggage (even if it had a hard case, I'm not sure I'd load it as baggage!). It won't fit in an overhead bin on the plane.

Looking for suggestions on how to travel by plane with our accordions.

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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by Glenn » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:02 pm

I'm still having trouble getting a hard case for my fr8x that is big enough. Even so, as you say, I wouldn't put it in the hold. Phone the airline and ask them their policy on musical instruments.
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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by JIM D. » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:04 pm

Did you save the box it was shipped to you in?
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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by Glenn » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:16 pm

I see where you are going with this Jim but it's not a long term solution I guess
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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by BrandyD » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:28 pm

Yes I still have the shipping box. I'll keep it as long as I have the accordion, just in case I have to ship it for repairs in the future.

I really don't want to pack it back in the box just to fly. Do people rent accordions for a few days? I could rent one when I get to my destination I suppose. I really wanted to take MINE!!!!

I'll try calling the airlines - duh, never even thought of that!!!!

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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by Soulsaver » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:32 pm

How do top pro's transport their instruments internationally?
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Chinese Accordion Manufacturers - list post #1 here viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1584" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by Buttons » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:40 am

I believe they try and buy two seat tickets. It is a problem for any instrument I understand. and no one is a happy. Best wishes to all.

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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by TomBR » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:06 am

It's a problem. Even a fiddle case, which is less in volume than most airline's carry-on limit, is often a problem because it inevitably exceeds one dimension.
Pros - I think they buy a seat for the instrument.

I wonder if this is one reason Sandy Brechin plays a 48 bass!

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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by JIM D. » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:47 am

http://www.coloradocase.com/accordion-2.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: V-Accordion on an airplane

Post by BrandyD » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:50 pm

Hubby had suggested buying a second seat!!! That's an expensive suggestion.

Thanks Jim D for the link to the accordion case. That is the best option I've seen so far. Need to weigh in how many trips I actually want to lug the accordion around on that requires a plane.

Thank you all~

brandy

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