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Guitar soft case on Air Asia

Posted by Mzique on 25/10/2015 at 09:06

Hi there
I' ll be flying to Krabi from Manilla on Tiger Air with my parlor guitar in a gig bag in jan 2016, it seems Ok because my soft case fits the dimension requirements, on returning in march 2016 i' m gonna be flying on Air Asia where there politics is to buy an extra seat for your guitar ! WTF ? Anybody out there who flew recently on Air Asia with a guitar in a soft case ?

#1 Mzique has been a member since 16/10/2015. Posts: 10

Posted by goonistik on 26/10/2015 at 20:51

Here are the requirements for musical instruments

http://www.airasia.com/ask/template.do?id=333

#2 goonistik has been a member since 7/1/2010. Location: Philippines. Posts: 563

Posted by Mzique on 26/10/2015 at 21:29

Thanks Goonistik i read that already it says no longer that 56cm otherwise you have to buy another seat ...Insane ....

#3 Mzique has been a member since 16/10/2015. Posts: 10

Posted by arebillout on 29/7/2016 at 03:00

Hello there,

for those traveling around South-East Asia, there is the Singaporean company Tiger Air which offers cheap prices and has a sane policy for musical instruments. Have a look here: http://www.tigerair.com/sg/en/baggage.php

However, it seems that cabin baggages regulations vary depending on the country you fly from. At the moment of this writing, the link above states that cabin baggage weight goes up to 10kg. However, I fly from Australia, and the Australian website states 7kg weight limit, and 12kg if you purchase the option Cabin+. So please double-check the conditions of your flight.

Furthermore, TigerAir doesn't show up in the flight search engines. Don't know why, but you won't find these flights on Kayak and such. To make matter worse, in Australia, you're always redirected to the Australian website, which only offers national flights within Australia.

So, in the end, finding Tiger Air flights is a bit tricky. You have to find the right URL, and it is this one at the moment: https://booking.tigerair.com/Search.aspx

It's worth the trouble though. For me, Tiger Air always proved cheaper than Air Asia.

Hope this helps :)

#4 arebillout has been a member since 29/7/2016. Posts: 1

Posted by Mzique on 29/7/2016 at 04:49

Hi Arebillout
I travel with a hardcase now and keep my soft case in my suitcase ....
Mzique

#5 Mzique has been a member since 16/10/2015. Posts: 10


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