This past May the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) ended its boycott of Delta Airlines when the carrier agreed to accept guitars and “other smaller instruments” as carry-on baggage. We hope this new policy becomes a template for other airlines.
Delta has published this policy on its website at:
Do you fly with instruments? We recommend that you print out this page from Delta’s site, and carry it with you, just in case you need it on Delta, and also to show as an example to other airlines.
Local 1000 President John McCutcheon says, “We encourage our members, if they fly Delta, to thank every Delta employee they see (while the employees don’t make these policies, they’re our gateway to management, who does); and we encourage members to ask other airlines why they are not following Delta’s example.
Congratulations to both the AFM and to Delta for this victory!