Transportation of Musical Instruments

Official Regulation

Airlines will have to include, in their tariffs, terms and conditions of carriage regarding the transportation of musical instruments as checked or carry-on baggage. This includes:

  • Weight, size and quantity restrictions;
  • Cabin storage options;
  • Options in the event of aircraft downgrading; and
  • Fees for transporting musical instruments.

A policy which simply states that the airline will not accept musical instruments does not meet the requirements.

Our Interpretation

Significant clarity on the transportation of musical instruments. Although this impacts a small percentage of travelers, this would represent a significant improvement over the existing policies.