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Guitar Case as hand luggage

Can i take my guitar as jand luggage as long as it is under 5kg and i dont have any other hand luggage? I am flying with monarch and really want to take my guitar

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1. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

I don`t think the shape matters but there will be size restrictions to follow.

There will proberbly be a measuring cage and if your bag won`t fit you won`t be allowed.

Guitar cases are , I believe , quite large and unless it is a miniture guitar I imagine it will be too large.


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2. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

can I travel with my musical instrument?

If you wish to take your musical instrument onboard the aircraft for storage in the overhead locker, it can be carried as hand baggage, but not in addition to your standard hand-baggage allowance. You must ensure that it complies with our weight and size restrictions for hand baggage – explained within our hand-baggage guidelines and your instrument should be safely housed in its own carry case.

Larger instruments may be transported in the hold of the aircraft in a suitable case – excess charges and baggage fees may apply. Alternatively, you may purchase an extra seat for your musical instrument, provided it fits comfortably into the dimensions of a single, standard aircraft seat and can be strapped in using a normal seatbelt. For further information regarding carriage of musical instruments please contact one of our reservations team. Additional seats for musical instruments will need to be purchased via reservations or your tour operator – pre booked seat fees may apply.

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3. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

Glen, welcome to TripAdvisor.

I almost certainly know the answer to your question is no as all cabin baggage has to conform to certain dimensions. Guitars don't. It's going to be that simple.

However, I'm not the guy to ask and nor are any other members of TripAdvisor unless one happens to also be a customer service person at Monarch.

You need to contact Monarch.

Or, assuming torreboys' cut and paste is from the Monarch website, take that as your no.

If you're still not convince then you definitely need to contact Monarch.

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4. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

Just happen to have the hand baggage dimensions for Monarch. They must not exceed 56cmx45cmx25cm including handles and wheels and weigh less than 10kg.

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5. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

Can remember Matchroom many years ago holding a tournament in Marbella, all the snooker stars booked another seat for their cue's. Spent most of the flight keeping Steve Davis cue out of my lap.

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6. Re: Guitar Case as hand luggage

Makes sense. Stephen Hendry won countless titles, a whole career's worth, with one cue. Checked it in to an airline hold once and... it got smashed.

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