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Guy Playing Guitar During Landing, Is This Allowed  
User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5637 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 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5636 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 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5624 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, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5612 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: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5522 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, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5496 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, 1709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5336 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, 1286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5334 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, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5303 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 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5286 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, 4970 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5009 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, 2784 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4973 times:



Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 10):
"Airplane".

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


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2607 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4837 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, 8740 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4799 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, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

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

User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4605 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, 4143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4543 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4525 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, 796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

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

User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 318 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4194 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 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4041 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, 9398 posts, RR: 27
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3567 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 onlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3048 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3305 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, 1062 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3148 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, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3102 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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