Apologies if this has been discussed (I would be surprised if it hasn't been) but I could not find any info through the search engine. What is the latest policy on taking an electric guitar on board a commercial aircraft? I have a gig in Paris and need to take my Strat. I am flying British Airways from London Heathrow and have allowance for a single checked baggage but I'd hate to check it in. Can I take the guitar on board? Worse case scenario, can I leave it at the gate for someone to carry it on manually (as they do with baby push chairs and buggies)? How do people fly their guitars generally?