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Title: Flying with your Handpan: Tips for a Carefree Journey
Transporting your beloved handpan during air travel can be challenging, but with the right preparation and equipment, it will be a worry-free experience. In this blog, we share helpful tips and suggestions for taking your handpan safely and successfully on your next adventure trip.
The Question on Flying with the Handpan:
“Can I safely take my handpan on a plane?” This question is often asked, and rightly so, because hand pans are sensitive musical instruments that require careful handling. There are several approaches, but not all are without risk.
The Best Way: Use a Flightcase:
Our recommendation for the most reliable and safe way to transport your handpan is to use a flight case. In our webshop we offer a special flight case for €380. Although the initial investment may seem high, it eliminates the stress and worries associated with traveling with a handpan. The flight case can be checked in, allowing you to fly with peace of mind. In addition, it allows you to use extra space by stuffing your handpan with clothing, which can reduce the need for extra luggage.
Alternative Approach: Consultation with Airline:
You can try to consult with the airline in advance, but often they will strictly adhere to the allowed dimensions, which the handpan simply will not fit into. We understand that some travelers manage to carry their handpan “sneaky” by discreetly placing it at the back, out of staff sight. However, this can feel uncomfortable.
Communication with Airline:
In case of problems, it often helps to emphasize the sensitivity and value of the instrument. Even in the extreme, it is advisable to be determined to ensure that a suitable place for your handpan is found. Highlighting the unique features and value of the handpan can build understanding among staff and increase the likelihood of finding an appropriate solution.
With growing awareness of hand pans, airlines are also becoming more alert to these unique tools. Our ultimate advice is to purchase a travel case so that you not only invest in protecting your handpan, but also in a worry-free travel experience. If you have any questions or doubts, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help make your handpan trip run smoothly!
The handpan is truly a bright spot in my life, every moment I touch the instrument the world disappears for a moment around me!
It was a fantastic experience!
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