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Why Is It Nearly Impossible for Musicians to Fly With Their Gear?


He was a total stranger. Yet four years ago, I agreed to courier an oversize instrument halfway across the world for an Israeli musician named Ignat Karmalito. I did it because of nightmare stories I’d heard so frequently about musicians struggling to get instruments on commercial airline flights safely. The instruments would end up being damaged, even destroyed. I wasn’t about to let that happen to Ignat. Besides, I was going to Israel anyway — how much trouble could it be?
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