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Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby Diego A. Stine » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:24 pm

Hi TubeNet,

From your previous experiences, which airlines have been the least troublesome to fly with tubas?

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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby Wyvern » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Not much use for you internally in the states, but British Airways always look after me travelling with tubas. I flew with three today, and was not charged any excess for size, despite one being a Kaiser and another a 6/4!
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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby TheGoyWonder » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:52 pm

Put faux fur on it and say it's your service animal.
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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby John DiCesare » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:52 pm

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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby bloke » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am

TheGoyWonder wrote:Put faux fur on it and say it's your service animal.


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service Celephant and service Felephant...

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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby Mike C855B » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:35 pm

bloke wrote:... Celephant and service Felephant...

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Hilarious. My wife says, yep, that's the sound she makes with the euph. (A non-musician, I'm teaching her to make noises on it as a COPD therapy.)
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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby Alex C » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Delta has had issues for years, United has a bad reputation, Southwest avoided paying for the damage they did to my tuba... The best airline would be to drive in your car, in my experience.
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Re: Which airline is the least unfriendly? (for tubas)

Postby Mike C855B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:05 pm

Wyvern wrote:Not much use for you internally in the states, but British Airways always look after me travelling with tubas. I flew with three today, and was not charged any excess for size, despite one being a Kaiser and another a 6/4!


Also no help for US domestic flying, but Lufthansa has to be sympathetic as well. They have their own employee orchestra of highly accomplished musicians.

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