Hmmmmm...your typical straight-skinny sop case is only 25-26" long (this is for single-piece, a removable neck would be even shorter). I'd be extremely surprised if one would ever be rejected as a carry on....(?)The case for my straight soprano is bigger than my alto case. There's no good reason for this, but it is. I think it would be too long for airline carry-on.
OOMPH.........Curved, more feedback, looses some brightness
Straight better intonation, more choice in models
22 inches is typically the maximum length allowed for carry-on luggage. My soprano case is 26”.Hmmmmm...your typical straight-skinny sop case is only 25-26" long (this is for single-piece, a removable neck would be even shorter). I'd be extremely surprised if one would ever be rejected as a carry on....(?)
Find out what the airline says about instrument cases, Easyjet's maximum sizes for normal carry-on luggage are different from those for instruments. I rang them just to make sure my alto case would be ok and they assured me it would, and it was.I imagine that it will normally be OK, but an officious member of staff might refuse to allow it in the cabin.
On easyjet I bring my tenor anytime. They have very nice policy with musical instruments. Any case to a certain size (good for tenor in light gator case like mine) can travel in place of handbag. All written and true and tested.I'm not familiar with the size of a good straight sop case, but they may be too big for airline carry-on? (Or I'm wrong). Oops, I just now saw you mention they fit on airlines. I wouldn't have guessed that as I fly EasyJet and other budget lines
That’s the problem, except with easy jet.I imagine that it will normally be OK, but an officious member of staff might refuse to allow it in the cabin.
Interesting. I have never heard of an alto player (case at 24-25") fail to get his case aboard as a carry-on. I guess it sorta depends upon how niggling an airline employee would choose to be...but something like an Alto or Soprano case LOOKS innocent enough not to set off the vast majority gate people, at least on this side of the pond.
That's a good policy of them. Quite honestly it is pretty hard to make an argument that even a 30" tenor case seriously causes any sort of hardship as a carry-on.I also travel a lot for work and play tenor after long lay off.
I like to listen alto, but not to play it.
Soprano I don’t like in any way.
So what I thought for my business travels was, if any, to buy another cheap tenor that it can be damaged or lost in extreme instances, if any. And of course a good case for it.
Yet from when I discovered easy jet is very tenor friendly, I just bring my tenor with me as handbag and make without some other garment stuff.