Traveling With Your Harp
Yes! Our customers do it all the time. You shouldn’t have any trouble at all. My husband and I personally took 4 harps at the same time as our carry-ons and the only problem was that everyone wanted us to stop and play them! The day you fly, just walk on with the Harpsicle® Harp in its bag as your carry-on luggage (Do not check it in with the rest of your luggage. It will definitely get damaged if it gets checked). It will easily fit in a standard overhead bin with all the other carry-ons or easily fit in the garment closet in business class or behind the back seat of the very last row (flight attendants will often recommend this). Hundreds if not thousands of harpist have flown with Harpsicle®Harps all over the world with no problems.
Just in case an issue does arise, in 2012 a law passed that stringed instruments, such as guitars, which are much larger than carry-on sizes, cannot be refused by the airline as a carry-on. Many harpists print this law and take it with them as many airline employees are not aware of this law. If you would like to have a copy to tuck into the pocket of your harp bag, click here.
We are at work, with a vendor we recently found, developing a rugged harp trunk which you would be able to check. We will have these made for our lap harps initially since Fullsicle™ and Special Edition Fullsicle™ Harp owners, in particular, have been asking for this. We do not yet have a projected completion date for this project.