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Subject: Re: [HD] travel dulcimers
From: James Jones <james@jamesjonesinstruments.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:28:40 -0400
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Folks,  The link to the modified bow case was a little obscure.  Here it is  
http://jamesjonesinstruments.com/hdaccessories/atabowcase.html  James

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On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:22 AM, Bob Kamen wrote:

> Have I missed it or has no one mentioned flight cases?  James Jones sells 
> telescoping models which although not ATA approved, certainly should do the 
> trick.  Check his web site for details.
> 
> -----Original Message----- From: Paul Goelz
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:09 PM
> To: hammered dulcimers
> Subject: Re: [HD] travel dulcimers
> 
> At 07:43 PM 3/13/2012, you wrote:
>> I intend to measure the overhead on my flight to UPDF this weekend and
>> to jot down the kind of plane so I know for the next time if my D300
>> would fit...I'll let you all know.
> 
> I used to fly occasionally with my small-ish HD as carry-on.  I
> always looked for flight that used one of two types of aircraft that
> had overheads that it would fit.  But that was VERY risky.
> 
> 1.  You have no guarantee that they won't change the aircraft without notice.
> 
> 2.  Depending on when you board, the overheads may be full.  Many
> flights these days are 100% full and they don't look kindly to big
> items in the overhead.  They weren't as crowded when I was flying with my HD.
> 
> 3.  I'm pretty sure that the flight crew can say NO at any point for
> any reason.
> 
> If any of those events happen, you are screwed.  You have a HD in a
> soft case that is definitely not suitable for the baggage hold.  So
> you either risk it as checked baggage, or you don't fly.  Neither is
> very desirable.
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
> Paul Goelz
> pgoelz@comcast.net
> Rochester Hills, MI
> www.pgoelz.com
> 
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