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Change in Flybe’s Musical Instruments on Planes Policy

The MU was disappointed to learn that Flybe’s Musical Instrument Policy has recently been updated, to the detriment of musicians travelling with their instruments.

Published: 16 December 2019 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:30 PM
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If a musical instrument arrives damaged the musician is left unable to work. Photo credit: Shutter stock

Flybe’s new policy seems to mean that violins and other such instruments will only be allowed in if they are the size and shape of a small suitcase.

This decision demonstrates a lack of understanding of our members and their instruments. If a musical instrument arrives damaged, a musician can be left unable to work.

The MU has written to Flybe with their concerns, and to ask why this decision has been made. Members will be updated in due course.

Read further advice on travelling with an instrument from the MU.

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