Fly with a Cello by Alvin Wong

How To Fly With Your Cello?

Disclaimer: All content in this article is my personal opinion. People are advised to make their own judgement on how they would pack, fly or transport their cellos. I assume no legal responsibility for any damages or loss resulting from using the mentioned products, airlines, methods, or anything related to this video.

Flying with your cello could be a stressful, daunting and expensive experience. Horror stories of accidents are not uncommon, and in many occasions resulted in expensive repairs or permanent loss of a “loved one.” I have been flying with my cello across five continents for over 20 years. Luckily I have never had anything happened to my cello more serious than a slight shift in the bridge position (knock on wood), and I would like to share with you my experience. In this article, I will show you how to pack your cello properly to minimise probability of damage to your instrument during your travel. Hope you enjoy it, and let me know your questions or thoughts!

To fly with your cello, you basically have two choices: buy an extra seat, or check the instrument as a luggage. For domestic flights, I almost exclusively choose the first option. It is not cheap but still relatively affordable. If someone else is paying for your travel, ALWAYS ask for an extra seat for the cello. (tbc)

You can find my full review in the video below and on my youtube channel.



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