Flying With Your BassThe latest news and updates to make your traveling life a little easier.
This comes to us via The Recording Academy: Since February 2014, the Obama Administration has been working hard to combat the African elephant poaching crisis by crafting regulations to impose a near total ban on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory. The...read more
On November 6, 2015, our beloved Karr-Koussevitsky bass was on its way from Atlanta to Rochester when it was damaged. Madeleine Crouch, ISB General Manager wrote: Colin Corner had the KK bass reserved for months for his concert with his alma mater, the Rochester...read more
Obstacles for traveling bassists aren't just limited to issues with the airlines or TSA's bass packing skills. We also need to watch out for the ivory that might be in our bows. (Remember what happened to Christian McBride in 2014!) Luthiers and touring musicians...read more
On December 29, 2014, just in time for your 2015 world tour, the US department of Transportation promulgated the regulations that will, finally, put into effect the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The regulations, and, thus, the act become effective 60 days...read more
It's happened again. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (H.R.658) was signed into law by the President on February 14, 2012, but some people still haven't heard the message. ISB member Ranaan Meyer and members of his trio "Time for Three" were trying to fly...read more
Thanks to Mark Helias (via Mark Dresser ) for the latest update on United Airlines baggage policy. The notes below are excerpts from United's website as they pertain to musical instruments. We recommend that you check United Airlines' website before you fly so you...read more