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GUEST,William Pint Flying with guitars - a close call! (27) RE: Flying with guitars - a close call! 29 Nov 03

If you decide to go with a Calton case (and they ARE terrific) you might want to pack a light weight gig bag rolled up or used as an extra backpack for clothes. The Calton is HEAVY!!! I think that it runs about 25 pounds or more empty. I had to drag my guitar all over Portmouth Naval Yards for the International Festival of the Sea a few years ago and I can tell you that I got a gig bag right after that.

Also -- I have been choosing American Airlines recently because they have allowed my guitar in the cabin every time without question or fuss. In fact when I first asked about 'gate checking' they told me that there's a $50 charge for gate checking, but I was welcome to carry it aboard and stow it in the coat closet. It blew me away and I have been flying American ever since at every opportunity.

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