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I currentl bought a jem in beijing its a Jem7vwh. and i was just wander if the case is good enough for a flight case..cause i really dont want get it damaged by plane. and if possible..tell me if i can use it as a carrying on baggage. thanks dude
 

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the only way (in my experience) that you'll get a guitar case allowed as carry on is if you're in business class and it's not a full flight.

what i do (and i only fly business internationally) is carry the guitar onto the plane and then if the hostess/stewardess person won't allow it, they get a porter to come get it and include it with the fragile/oversized luggage down below.

i haven't travelled with my UV1000 case yet, but have had no problems flying with SKB cases.
 

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All I had to do was show the lady at the ticket counter my 7vwh. She says...Oh....it's EXQUISITE. This was a international flight from US to England. I told her I didnt want it down in the cargo hold. She put a carry-on sticker on it and I carried it right on and put it up above in the luggage rack. Just fits perfectly. Then I just kept the carry-on sticker on the case for my flight back and ther were no questions asked. That was Continental. The next time I flew Delta. They wouldnt let me carry it on, but they put it up front with the Crews luggage, etc. Just ask (TELL) them you can't have it down in the cargo hold. If all else fails just open the case and show them.......mouths drop open......works everytime;)
 

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RG3120 said:
I currentl bought a jem in beijing its a Jem7vwh. and i was just wander if the case is good enough for a flight case..cause i really dont want get it damaged by plane. and if possible..tell me if i can use it as a carrying on baggage. thanks dude
Don't know about JEM, but the case that came with my JC8670BX was tragic! It was disgrace! Thick, soft, fragile and heavy.

Everything was packed in thick cardboard, but it got some rough handling at the airport and when I took the case out a piece of the "leg" fell off. Now I have a hole in the case. And why does it look so tasteless: shiny and lots of strange designs on it?

Now, JACKSON case is something different - clean, small, light, and not likely to break.

It is a mystery: JC are such fabulous guitars but the cases they are supplied in are totally second-rate. Go figure out those Japanese....

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It seems pretty solid. The case on my G&L is probably stronger, but my Jem case was made to the guitar and nothing slides around inside.

On the G&L case, there is a screw in the guitar that holds the whammy bar on and it gets jarred, comes loose and falls out of the guitar and right out of the case along with picks. If it was made like the UV case, then it wouldnt be a problem!
 

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First- your case is not good enough to withstand a pissed off luggage handler.

1. Always ask to carry it on- if it's particularily nice (JEM, J-Custom, etc), you can usually get special treatment.

2. If they say you'll have to check it, tell them you'd like to have a flight attendant check it at the gate.

3. When you arrive at the gate, ask again if you can carry it on.

4. If you can't carry it on, ask the attendant if they can store it up front with them. There is typically a tall vertical closet that can hold umbrellas, coats, guitars, etc.

5. Finally if all else fails, allow the attendant to hand check the case. If they have to check it, you know it will at least get slightly better treatment and potentially less crushed placement in the plane.

Honestly though, flying with gear is a total bitch.
 

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A guy I know flies around the world with 2 $4000 basses. He has both basses in a double (really nice) gigbag, and then puts it into a ATA type roadcase. Then he just checks the whole thing. He has never had a problem. If you are going to fly with guitars alot, you may want to consider a flightcase.
 

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Yes, I flew with the Jackson, and I stored in in the above-head compartment! The Jackson case is really slick and thin. JC case is soft and thick compared to Jackson's.

Conclusion: I wish I coud put my beautiful JC in Jackson's case!
 

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jem7vwh said:
First- your case is not good enough to withstand a pissed off luggage handler.

1. Always ask to carry it on- if it's particularily nice (JEM, J-Custom, etc), you can usually get special treatment.

2. If they say you'll have to check it, tell them you'd like to have a flight attendant check it at the gate.

3. When you arrive at the gate, ask again if you can carry it on.

4. If you can't carry it on, ask the attendant if they can store it up front with them. There is typically a tall vertical closet that can hold umbrellas, coats, guitars, etc.

5. Finally if all else fails, allow the attendant to hand check the case. If they have to check it, you know it will at least get slightly better treatment and potentially less crushed placement in the plane.

Honestly though, flying with gear is a total bitch.
Unless you have your own plane :lol:.

Regards

André
 
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