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Paco Peñas week 

Intersting diary from Paco at



Emilio Maya Temple
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2006 11:29:21


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RE: Paco Peñas week (in reply to Kate

Do you have any insights as to how professional guitarists travel by plane? It's always hassle to ask airlines for a favour, i.e. to be able to bring your guitar into the cabin, for free. Paco must have at least two guitars, plus the group's other instruments. Otherwise, the likely chance is to have to pay for excess luggage and subject to luggage handlers' possible ill-treatment.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2006 12:10:03

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RE: Paco Peñas week (in reply to frhout

Frhout (A UK based view) just lately I have noted a number of airlines bringing in ‘invisible pricing’ Both Flybe and Ryanair now charge for each item of luggage. There is also a tendency for these cheap airlines to use airport staff (and not their own) so no good appealing – rules are rules. I have found that British Airways will frequently offer a free valet service. Basically you take your guitar to the plane so you know its last in, it goes into the hold on top, and when you arrive you get it at the bottom of the steps.

I travel with not only a guitar from time to time but also very expensive computer kit. The only answer I think is bullet prove, foam packed and locked metal boxes – and be willing to pay per box (I’m sure that’s what Paco does).

I must say Easyjet, who soon I think will replace Iberia in Spain are great – they always treat my guitar like snowboards, skis or a windsurfer (which should mean top loaded) - but of course they still have no control over the shotput luggage handlers.

But that said I’ve never had a damaged guitar after a flight, wish I could say the same about the computers


nigel (el raton de Watford - now Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 16 2006 12:43:33
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