I'm just finishing going through the backlog of newsletters, emails, and posts from being away for an extended weekend. And I came across one that Joe Bonamassa is the proud owner of a newly damaged guitar at the hands of an airline. So first thought was the busted Taylor Utube thing a couple of years ago.
Then I thought I'd ask, has anyone here ever done air travel with a guitar? I know that technically the airlines cannot refuse you to take a guitar as carry-on. But I've also seen people packing the overhead bins like a Tokyo subway. So is there a separate area that a guitar can be stored in? (dating myself here) The airlines used to have a "coat closet" where things like garment bags could be hung. Or are you relegated to "gate checking" the guitar, where it supposedly is handled by the more civilized gorillas that handle baggage.
I'm also sending an email to a couple of TrueFire instructors, asking them to chime in.