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bio website dumbledad.wordpress.com
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Essex born programmer and researcher at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge. Dad. Opera lover. Keen but shite violinist. Too many hobbies and obsessions to list!


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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
I missed this on my first reading but I think your point about headphones holds the key. I don't even need a portable practise device, headphones will plug directly into the preamp built into my electric violin.
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answered Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Jul
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
No, BA advised that regarding this specific rule change it would be an issue (though I agree with your reading of the ruling and not theirs).
Jul
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Rather annoyingly no-one at security asked me to turn anything on: not my phone and not my laptop; so I probably could have taken my electric violin through (at least from the UK) without issue. The thing that did cause them to ask me to open up my violin case was the metal practise mute, which looked odd on the x-ray.
Jul
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Indeed. I think checked in luggage is fine (in theory) but in practise they seem very very reluctant to check in instruments as I guess the potential for costly damage appears too high.
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Jul
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
I totally agree that this should be the answer, but current advice from BA is that it will be an issue. Mad.
Jul
11
comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Plus current advice from BA is that it will be an issue :-(
Jul
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
My corporate travel folk (which I think Amex provides) phoned British Airways who said that as it is battery operated it falls within the new guidelines, and that if I am unable to demonstrate that it has power I will be asked to leave it behind. My current plan is to leave it at home and take my normal non-electric violin with a practice mute and save up for a non-electric 'silent' violin for next time.
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comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Good answer but I'd rather not have to carry another thing in hand luggage purely to keep security happy.