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  1. 2 hours ago, genepinefield said:

    When I went from Japan to England and Scotland in 2019, I put three concertinas in my backpack and brought them on board.


    However, the backpack only fits three concertinas and one night's change of clothes.


    The trunk of the international flight is large, so I can put it in with my backpack. However, the trunk of the domestic flight (flybe) used when departing from Glasgow was small. I had to unpack it and put it in pieces.


    There are cases where expensive musical instruments are confiscated at customs. You need to keep that in mind.

    I went without doing anything such as customs declaration, but I think that is the biggest concern.



    By the way, is flybe going bankrupt and is the line in operation now?

    From the document and the other post, it seems like most confiscations are happening in the EU, so hopefully my Japan-America trips will be ok. The backpack would be a good shout. Do they sell them in Japan? I'm assuming that you left the 3 without the case, but do you think I could squeeze one hard case in there? 

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  2. Hello. It looks like I'm going to have to make a couple long-haul trips by airplane in the next year, and I'll probably be away from home for a few months at a time. I'll probably be taking my brand new swallow concertina along for the ride, since the alternative is leaving it in a hot, humid, moldy tropical summer for a few months. Are there any special precautions I should be taking when travelling with a concertina by plane? I plan to treat it like any other piece of valuable luggage (take it as a carry on in a hard case, store it on the seat next to me, etc...), but should I be worried about stuff like the humidity in the dry airplane, or the regular bumps and jostles associated with putting something through airport security? As a new player, I don't quite have a handle on what kinds of treatment these instruments can handle. 

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