OK. I’m going to have to head out of town in a couple of months just prior to a performance. Obviously, I want to take my guitar along so I can rehearse while I’m away. I’m flying. I thought it wouldn’t be any trouble – check my acoustic guitar and carry on my clothes, etc.
NOT!! I double checked the airline’s baggage rules and found out that the guitar is “oversized” luggage. It can’t be put in the overhead and it will cost me $100 EACH WAY to check it. WTF!?!?!?!
Has anybody else run into this situation? What were you charged? Does anyone have a creative solution to this situation? Are there airlines that are more generous relative to musical instruments? It’s not like my ticket was $49 each way like you see in all those ridiculous ads.
I can’t believe they want me to pay that much more for an item as common and as easy to deal with as a guitar. It isn’t overweight which I thought was the majore issue with add’l baggage – more fuel used thus more cost to the airline to carry. I was willing, even, to pay the one checked bag fee (which seems a bit like a fleecing already). But this is a total rip-off.