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Guy Playing Guitar During Landing, Is This Allowed  
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

I just came over this clip on Youtube. It shows a man playing on his guitar while the aircraft is landing. And you can also see a passenger getting out of his seat to take a pic, while the plane is still moving down the runway.

I really doubt this is allowed. In fact it's a huge safety violation, what if the plane skidded off the runway, and everyone had to evacuate? No doubt that the guitar would be in the way, blocking people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uob9MkeoF0g&feature=related


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User currently offlineCanberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5706 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
huge safety violation

well huge is probably overdoing it quite a bit  Smile

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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5694 times:

It not illegal to play a guitar on a plane, however just like any other carryon it needst o be stowed for takeoff and landing.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6041 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5682 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
No doubt that the guitar would be in the way, blocking people.

I can't see the clip, but I'm going to assume an acoustic guitar here. Anyhow, guitars smash easily with a swift kick of the foot. Even electric guitars, whose bodies are made of solid wood, have necks that are made of thin enough wood so that they break with enough strain.



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User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

When the camera pans out the window it looks like they are on the ground and the plane is moving slowly. Not quite what I expected per the title.

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4695 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5566 times:



Quoting Jafa (Reply 2):
It not illegal to play a guitar on a plane, however just like any other carryon it needst o be stowed for takeoff and landing.

The question is, does it qualify as a carry-on (like a bag) or more something like a book?



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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5406 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 5):
The question is, does it qualify as a carry-on (like a bag) or more something like a book?

It depends on what kind of guitar it is, the airline's policies, and if the gate agent is on good mood or not.

My mother is a guitar player, and she is allowed to take it in the cabin most of the times, she have had to check it in a couple of times though



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5404 times:



Quoting JRadier (Reply 5):
The question is, does it qualify as a carry-on (like a bag) or more something like a book?

Given the size of a guitar, it would qualify as a carry-on that can potentially hamper the efforts of an evacuation if the situation were to occur. Therefore, it would need to be appropriately stowed during taxi, takeoff, and landing.



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User currently offlineNitepilot79 From Turkey, joined May 2008, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5373 times:

How did the lucky bastard get the friggin axe on the plane to begin with?!?


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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5356 times:

There no IFE system in the plane, so I would say its a bonus to have some live entertainment
I'm going to assume he didn't play during the flight, so if anyone wanted to sleep like I do, it wouldn't bother anyone. I say, who cares. Nice change of pace on what is usually a boring flight when you don't have TV's in front of you. Just my opinion of course. I see no harm.



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Well, they let that Nun play her guitar to cheer up the sick kid in "Airplane".

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2801 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5043 times:



Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 10):
"Airplane".

Because that movie was so accurate, wasn't it?  duck 


User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2709 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4907 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Thread starter):
I really doubt this is allowed. In fact it's a huge safety violation,

Depends on the song. In this particular case, I would agree with you as I would have become agressive if it would happend in the row behind me...  Wink

I flew on an El Al B767 when a young man started to play the guitar and to sing but it was a more decent song compared to this chap here.


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9376 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

...absolutely outrageous would be if he, after finishing the song, gets up and walks down the ailse asking for a small contribution....


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User currently offlineVictrola From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 514 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

I think the main rule is No Stairway to Heaven Big grin

User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4675 times:
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Was it anything like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3U_ebns-t4&feature=related

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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4613 times:
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That looks like an Epiphone DR 212.
At $150 new, no harm done if smashed -- even by the other pax.  Wink


User currently offlineShed360 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Guy Playing Guitar During Landing, Is This Allowed

Depends on what he is playing!  cheeky 



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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 798 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

Who cares? Seriously. People need to loosen up a bit.

User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Uuhhmmm did anyone notice the woman standing in the isle filming the guy? So which is worse? Haha...


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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4111 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 3):
I can't see the clip, but I'm going to assume an acoustic guitar here. Anyhow, guitars smash easily with a swift kick of the foot. Even electric guitars, whose bodies are made of solid wood, have necks that are made of thin enough wood so that they break with enough strain.

I take it you've never smashed one over your knee then.... and found the huge truss rod running though it.

Truss rod for the non guitarists is basically a huge steel bar about a half CM thick that runs down a guitar neck.

This is a danger, either way.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3637 times:
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Quoting Nitepilot79 (Reply 8):
How did the lucky bastard get the friggin axe on the plane to begin with?!?

By taking it carry-on.... confused 

I've taken guitars on planes many times.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3375 times:



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 21):
Quoting Nitepilot79 (Reply 8):
How did the lucky bastard get the friggin axe on the plane to begin with?!?

By taking it carry-on....  Confused 

Not long ago I watched an interview with a professional guitarist who said he booked an additional seat for his guitar when he traveled so that he could be sure it wouldn't be mis-handled or lost. He went on to say that some airlines were perfectly okay with this, whereas others refused to reserve a seat for a musical instrument even at full price. He added that in the latter instances, he normally paid for a seat for his guitar under the name "G. Ibson" or some variation thereof.



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3218 times:



Quoting TSS (Reply 22):

When my Grandmother bought her bass in Seattle she paid for another seat just for the bass to get to Kodiak. And it was first class none the less! This was back in the early 90's though.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6041 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3172 times:



Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 23):
When my Grandmother bought her bass in Seattle she paid for another seat just for the bass to get to Kodiak. And it was first class none the less! This was back in the early 90's though.

With a double-bass, you'd need a first class seat. A cello would fit fine in coach, though---even on the "dreaded" CRJ.



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25 Gr8circle : No one's answering the basic question.....is it safe or correct for someone to be playing a guitar while the plane is landing.....the question was no
26 DTW757 : Ha that's hillarious! I was going to say the exact same thing.
27 Post contains links OPNLguy : Only because "Bluto" wasn't on the flight... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JYq-mXprw
28 Wjcandee : Have to say I misremembered the "Airplane" scene. Thanks for posting it! (And Opnl, the classic Blutarsky scene came to mind as well; thanks for that!
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