Does anyone have any experience flying with Alitalia, taking an instrument as hand luggage?
Im flying from the UK to Sicily in June, for a work event, and me and some colleagues are playing in a show whilst there, we are hireing the larger pieces of kit, but myself and the guitarist were hoping to take our instruments as hand luggage. (if taking a guitar poses an issue we may end up hireing that as well)
I will be taking my old dart shaped case (it isnt a flight case but is a hard case and is pretty small)
My main concern is i dont want it to end up in the baggage hold, id like to keep it as hand luggage, according to their website they like you to check in an hour beforehand if you have an instrument? Anyone had issues with checking instruments in / bag searches etc?
Ive never flown with an instrument before!
Also can anyone recommend travel insurance for instruments? does it cover over a certain value? I only have a Gliga gems 2 and a £150 CF bow but its still important to me!