Anyone ever bring an amp as a "carry on" on an airplane?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Blauserk, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. boldaslove1977

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    What Johnnie Depp movie was that?

    JK
     
  3. flatiron.putt.putt

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    Are people forgoing road cases/cushioning when they travel with amp heads?
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't make him leave his Fiji water at TSA.
     
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    This is what I’ll be doing, thanks. What airline?
     
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    SW airlines
     
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    I thought I more airlines are getting more linient on bringing gear on board, you gotta he supper nice to them, like kiss up, you will be fine.
     
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    Oh, I will! Thanks for posting, I’ve been thinking about this for days. I’m actually taking a Mark I head. Flying SW. I will check the guitar though. Don’t wanna push it

     
  9. Thx-1138

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    I took a small Marshall 10 watt amp on a short flight with me and also a guitar in one of those fiberboard cases.

    They both made it fine. (Other times I have been able to carry the axe on and fit it into a tall cupboard.)

    The one time I ran into problems was when I shipped my Marshall head (JCM 800) through the US mail service which does have a few advantages.

    It's cheap, it's Federal so if someone messes with it it's a Federal crime, (maybe would be anyway) and they will store it for you for up to 30 days at the destination.

    This head had a "saturator" pot in the back that stood out and was completely sheared off.

    Another time I shipped it the same way but wrapped it thoroughly in bubble wrap and a box and it came through fine.

    Thx :)
     
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    Fiji is served on all netjets flights.
     
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    Back in the early eighties I found a 65 Deluxe Reverb that I found on Guitar Trader and brought it home in a DC-9 overhead compartment. Disclaimer: I worked for the airline. I still have both the amp and the job.
     
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    Haha not fair, you as the employee have privileges, but yeah great to know that you brought it onboard.
     
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    One time only, and I regretted it. It was 1996 and I/we flew from Seatac/Seattle to Boise Idaho. The crate I made for it the night before voyage was damaged (coming apart, but fixable) on arrival. Thankfully, my VOX AC30TBX was intact.
     
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    Some kind of coincidence I guess, but that was my flight with the ten watt Marshall, SeaTac to Boise.

    And it was shipping the JCM head from Boise to Seattle where I lost the saturator pot.

    I actually moved to Idaho, Twin Falls about 1997 and stayed for a little over a year and moved back.

    Gawd it was dead there for the music scene!

    I literally moved back for the sake of rock and roll! :p

    Thx :)
     
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    I probably couldn’t get away with it today. Then there was the time I was able to put a HiWatt 4x12 in the cargo hold.... (properly weighed of course)
     
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    I bought a Komet 29 at the end of Namm and put it in my carry on which I then put in the carry on luggage bin.
     
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    I carried my MESA TC-15 head wit no issues, and although a Marshall head may be darn sight larger, I don't think it would be an issue.

    See how it relates to a standard cabin approved carry on suitcase, if it's in the ballpark there shouldn't be any issues.
     

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