Flying bass line - how do I pack my guitar for flight?
August 5, 2011 12:11 PM Subscribe
First time flying with my bass guitar. How can we survive the journey?
posted by kendrak to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm flying from SFO to JFK next week with my bass on Delta, which means I'm pretty sure I'll have to check it. I have a pretty sturdy case for it. (See pics: 1
.) I'll be returning via BWI through ATL.
Aside from loosening the strings, what else should I do? I was planning on either packing my clothes in the case to act as padding or wrap a towel around it. I'd prefer not to buy a new case since I'm marginally unemployed and know that flight cases are expensive and heavy. (I'll be walking around a bit with it, taking the train, etc.) The latches are good and work, but should I put straps on to make sure the case stays closed?
Any advice would be great. I've never flown with a guitar before. I know it's pretty normal, but I want to prevent any stupid disasters.