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Author Topic: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane  (Read 1007 times)

shorelick

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Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« on: January 02, 2011, 10:17:14 PM »

Has anyone have any experience taking a Zendrum onboard? I know it'll fit in the overhead... I'm concerned about getting thru security.  Please help!
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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 10:27:55 PM »

No problem.  You might get a few strange looks, but you should be fine.

Mine has flown across the states a lot.

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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 05:08:53 AM »

No issues taking it through the airport security.  Like John said, you will get some strange looks because the case looks like a gun case, they will scan it in the X-Ray and ask you to open it. I had the people at the check in counter put a giant neon tag on the case that said "Musical Instrument".  I flew from the states all the way to Iraq and back with no problems.

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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 06:01:58 AM »

I have taken mine many places around the world. Going through the Kabul, Afghanistan airport in 2005 was the worst, confused and angry security guards with automatic weapons... Usually it gets powder tested gong through the security checks. The overhead bins work okay but ask the flight attendant if there is a closet they can put it in.
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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 12:24:45 PM »

Hello, my travel experience with the Zendrum has been good. MAKE SURE YOU LABEL THE CASE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. "FRAGILE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT" PUT IT ON ALL SIDES OF THE CASE. Another handy bit of info. a "short depth" 4 space rack WILL fit in the over head compartment of most commercial planes.
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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 05:12:31 PM »

What is a "short depth" 4 space rack
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Re: Taking a ZenDrum on a plane
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 06:08:20 PM »

They sometimes also refer to them as "shallow" rack spaces.  They just aren't as deep, and would definitely fit into an overhead bin.  I have one that I use for outboard gear.
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