What You Need to Know for Boarding
Now that you have safely packed your delicate product in your Encore A&S Case, here are a few tips for ensuring successful boarding:
- Remember to be polite and always keep your cool when dealing with airport staff, as they tend to feel more inclined to accommodate someone who’s treating them with respect. A good TIP, bring a box of chocolate and give it to the flight attendants this nice gesture will reward you benefits possibly even upgrade to first class 😉
- Since many gate agents and flight attendants may be unaware of the official policy regarding musical instruments, it’s important that you have a copy of the official rules printed and ready.
- It’s advised that you pay extra for priority boarding so that you can make sure to find a space for your instrument before the overhead luggage racks fill up.
- Some planes may have an additional closet on board for extra storage. This varies depending on the size of the aircraft, but there’s certainly no harm in asking a flight attendant if your instrument can be stowed there for the duration of the flight.
The recent US Department of Transportation ruling is a huge step in making travel a lot easier for musicians. Supplementing these rules with a few extra precautions means that you can now confidently and comfortably take your music abroad without having to worry about the safety of your instrument.