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Re: Flying with Electric Bass
My experience has been that it comes down to the airline as well as how full the flight is. We just flew out of state with our jazz band and we were able to carry on even our bari sax in a flight case. Whereas there have been times they make us check or gate check tenor saxes and trombones. I would recommend at the very least he gets a hardcase and check the dimensions with that specific airline before buying the case (every airline is slightly different). If they give him trouble at check-in he can tell them that he wants to gate check it (what you see people do with strollers). One more thing, sometimes if the flight is full you can ask a flight attendant if there is room in the closet for the bass. Hope that helps!