British Airway clarifies small instrument policy10:12, 21st December 2017
British Airways has clarified its policy on small musical instruments after receiving complaints from a number of musicians.
According to the airline’s website, smaller musical instruments can be taken in the cabin as part of, but not in addition to, passengers’ luggage.
The airline’s statement reads: ‘Our airport staff will make every effort to find space in the cabin for musical instruments that are within the dimensions of 80 x 30 x 25cm (31 x 11 x 10in), as we know extreme temperatures can damage these instruments in the hold.’
The clarification received a positive response on social media.
Indeed, the policy seems to be updated when we spoke last night to this . Excellent work everyone – we do need the support of the airlines to bring the life enhancing joy of music to people! pic.twitter.com/AVstCSnOck
— Tamsin Waley-Cohen (@TamsinWaleyCohe) December 21, 2017