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Old 11-28-2018, 04:09 PM   #11
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I also bought a legal sized carry on case and simply broke down my pipes in them. No more worries...
On one trip I packed my pipe case full of clothes in my regular suitcase and switched it out once I arrived.
But now I just use my rolly carry on as a pipe case, it's very convenient, and I don't mind the extra 2 minutes assembly and take down.
Same again here. You can pad with clothing; socks make very good wrapping for drone parts. Just don't have a knife or anything with you for cutting hemp and you should be good to go. Pipes will break down and fit easily in your carry-on. Good luck.

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Old 11-28-2018, 04:39 PM   #12
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I just flew down to Washington DC and back last month to play for a Naval Officers' Dining In. I use a hard-sided spinner case that has a zippered section in the top half ( away from the extending handles) I placed a thick, folded towel in first, then the pipes, broken down to section, with a piece of slit "pool noodle" around the chanter There was room in the rest of the case for my uniform, my shave and shower kit and a change of clothes for the ride home. The spinner easily fit into the size-allowed box at the gate. Sporran, spare reeds, my Inverness Cape and some other items went in a small backpack I could stash under the seat, and which I carried the pipes to the event.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:03 PM   #13
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I use a hard-sided spinner case

Klondike... and All,

Your pardon, please... but what is... a spinner case?

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Old 11-28-2018, 07:17 PM   #14
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Klondike... and All,

Your pardon, please... but what is... a spinner case?

Many thanks.

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I just queried on line, and found that 'spinner cases' have crazy wheels under each of four corners, and can spin (if you so desire). Otherwise, they're just pull-behind cases.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:19 PM   #15
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Klondike... and All,

Your pardon, please... but what is... a spinner case?

Many thanks.

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Carry-on luggage with rotating casters on the bottom such as:https://www.homedepot.com/p/Elite-Luggage-Elite-Dori-Expandable-Carry-On-Spinner-Luggage-Navy-EL06051N
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:37 AM   #16
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I picked up a rolling back pack at a flea market that i use for travelling with my pipes. It only cost 5.00 USD and was worth every penny. I do have to break down the pipes bass drone all the way down and the tenor tops off. But even with the full Ross system still fits nicely in the case. If fits overhead if there is room or under the seat if really need to do that. An extending handle to roll through the airport. But it has been everywhere with me. Even lent it to one of my students when he went to Oz to visit his parents down there.
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:23 PM   #17
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Thanks all. I'll see what the airline says regarding my pipe case. In worst case I'll take them apart and put them in my backpack.


For those that said they've had no problems, I'm wondering if you've traveled this year as 2018 was when the new carry-on restrictions took effect for most if not all airlines.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:44 PM   #18
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August 2018 for me, no.issues with my carry on from Canada to Scotland....
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:41 PM   #19
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Greetings to All,

And my thanks to RJB... Klondike Waldo and
ro classicbagpipes.

My first thought was that a spinner case... housed
a "spinner"... what ever that might have been. :)

The ever and on-going adaptability of English... is
just marvelous!! (Ain't it just!! :)

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:51 PM   #20
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Update : boarded at both LAX and a small regional airport and had no issue whatsoever with TSA or being able to bring the pipes in their case onto the plane.
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