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Transportation Security Administration

Violins

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)

Musical instruments must undergo screening when transported as carry-on or in checked baggage. Musical instruments transported as carry-on require a physical inspection at the security checkpoint. Inform the TSA officer if your instrument requires special care and handling. Pack brass instruments in your checked baggage.

Check with your airline prior to your flight to ensure your instrument meets the aircraft size requirements.