Can a Cello Count as a Lap Child?

Working with musicians from all over the world, we’ve learned a lot about how to rescue not only lost music but stranded musical instruments. So this New York Times report caught our eyes:

As if booking a gig wasn’t hard enough, tightened baggage regulations and inconsistent policies among airlines have made it difficult for musicians to figure out how to get their instruments to the next show…But a new bill passed by Congress this month sets a uniform national policy on the matter.

The new policy allows musicians to store instruments in the overhead compartments–or purchase an extra seat for their cello.

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