A new proposal before the European Parliament might finally solve the problems that musicians face when traveling on planes with their instruments.
The proposal would revise Air Passenger Rights and would mean that ‘the air carriers must accept smaller instruments into the passenger cabin and must clearly indicate the terms and conditions for the transport of larger instruments in the cargo hold.’
This comes as a result of intense MU (Musicians’ Union) and FIM (International Federation of Musicians) lobbying on the issue which saw more than 40,000 people sign a petition to persuade Europe to bring in legislation to clarify rules on the carrying of instruments.
Supporters can email their Member of European Parliament (find them on writetothem.com) attaching the FIM document and ask them to support the FIM recommendations.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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