Flying With Your Bass

The latest news and updates to make your traveling life a little easier.
Ivory and Instruments Update

Ivory and Instruments Update

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...

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Track Ivory Legislation

Track Ivory Legislation

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...

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Travel Policy Update & Links 2015

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...

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United Airlines Update (Oct 2014)

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...

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