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Carrying A Guitar As Hand Luggage In The UK?  
User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 167 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I have seen it done in the USA where you could put your guitar in the overhead locker, is this possible in the UK/Europe?

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User currently offlineflytuitravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

I think you would have to purchase an extra seat for the guitar and rest it on the floor/against the empty seat. I'm pretty sure that's the policy with Ryanair.... I'm not so sure about other airlines..

User currently offlinedangould2000 From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

At BA we allow them onboard and simply stow them in a closet for the flight.

Next Flights:- wherever the airline sends me
User currently offlineshufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 481 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

I've been told I could carry my guitars into the cabin on BMI, but obviously only if it's in a soft gig-bag. Since I use flight cases, mine go in the hold. I wouldn't trust any of my guitars in the overhead bin with other people putting stuff in and out.

User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

You'll have more luck with BA/BD than with U2/FR etc. The latter's very consistent (aka inflexible) hand luggage policies mean you'll inevitably end up having to check it in or buy a new seat.

Worth checking with the airline directly before you fly.

User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Depends on the airline, but you will find that they will allow them on widebody flights, but often with narrowbodied planes you would have to check them in due to locker space.

General rule for the airlines I have worked for (airlines which onlly have widebody fleets...) is that guitars in soft case are ok, but if its a hard case you have to check it in.

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