Since we highlighted the Part I of this video series called “United Breaks Guitars” by Dave Carroll, we felt it necessary to highlight the next part of the series.
United Breaks Guitars Part 2 by Dave Carroll
For those of you may not know of “United Breaks Guitars”, an aspiring musician named Dave Carroll wrote and produced a music video after his Taylor 714 CE (A $3000+ guitar) was broken by United Airline’s Baggage crew and United refused to replace his instrument.
This video immediately went viral, now with over 5 million views. It was a hit because many were able to identify with his travel woes.
As Dave Carroll promised this to be a three part song series, everyone has been waiting in anticipation for his second song. See it below.
Did you know you can carry guitars onto planes?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) technically allows you to carry one musical instrument in addition to one carry-on and one personal item through the screening checkpoint. This is a TSA Screening Policy. Although it is at the airlines discretion whether to allow additional carry-on items on their aircraft. The Security officers will x-ray or physically screen your instrument.
However it is recommended you call the airline ahead of time as a precaution. Also be sure to check the size of your instrument and verify with the airline whether it is within the limits to be considered a carry-on. It is also wise to print out the airline’s policies in case the baggage handlers and security officers are not familiar with the airline policy with instruments.
- Tell us about your experience with traveling with an instrument.
- Have you tried to carry it on?
- What do you think of Dave Carroll’s United Breaks Guitars Second Song?