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Anybody got any tips on carrying an ocarina through an airport?
Topic Started: 28 May 2016, 07:46 PM (1,108 Views)
BigC
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Anyone have any tips about carrying an ocarina through an airport since I am going to Otakon by Plane?
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Samuel
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Does it need to be with you? Can it go in the hold?
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BigC
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Probably going to carry it on in my backpack.
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Jack Campin
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I don't think this one will go in the overhead locker:

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Otherwise, I don't see much problem.
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Nafaei
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As long as you pack the ocarina carefully, there shouldn't be much risk of breaking it during the flight, especially if you carry it on the plane with you and can keep an eye on it.
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Daniel
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Cool. If for any reason the TSA questions you about it, just calmly tell them it's a musical instrument called a sweet potato ocarina, show them the manual or fingering chart, offer to play a scale, or something like that.
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Maxxiliv Enna Mikaelson
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I never really been to an airport, but I think its safe to say that carrying an ocarina shouldn't really be much of a problem. Depends on how big your ocarina is. You could probably carry it in your pocket if you wanted to, and if they ask just be honest and tell them. Also keep it well packaged so it doesn't have a chance to break on the way there
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BigC
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Alrighty, thanks gang.
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RichNagel
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If you don't mind an extra bag to carry along:

A while back I bought a Lowepro Adventura SH 120 II camera bag to house my 12-hole ceramic STL tenor ocarina. Plenty of room for the ocarina and cleaning cloth/towel, extra pouches for accessories, and EXTREMELY well padded and durable :)

P.S. The bag is actually large enough for two ocarinas.

http://store.lowepro.com/adventura-sh-120-ii
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Erymidh
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I recently flew with my ocarina. Just put it in my backpack. No one noticed it or asked any questions, so I think you should be okay.
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Jack Campin
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I have a couple of those LowePro bags of different sizes, with extra internal padding by me. One holds my basic klezmer set (Pacchioni doppia-V alto Bb, Pacchioni doppia-P* soprano G), the other my Mezzettis (soprano and alto G, alto Bb) which I also use for klezmer sometimes.The point of that is that I can leave the bag open in a session and easily get ocarinas in and out - with my single cases, I need to use the zip for security, which slows me down by a few bars when switching.

But plane travel doesn't really come into it - most European airlines don't allow you more than one carry-on bag, so you'll normally use a big one. The major exception is Ryanair - I got quite a large set of ocarinas into an Antler hardshell makeup case (which I can't now see on their site) meeting Ryanair's "additional small bag" restriction.
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BigC
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Thanks for the tips gang.
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Maxxiliv Enna Mikaelson
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Glad to be of help.
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Samuel
28 May 2016, 11:39 PM
Does it need to be with you? Can it go in the hold?
Well, even if it goes in the hold there is a possiblility of it being broken. unless you sandwich it between cloths... hmm...
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Wollemi Pine
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Just don't bring this ocarina through the airport.

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