Someone may have asked this question before, but I can’t find a thread about it, so here goes…
I am moving overseas (to Thailand) soon, and I really want to bring my harp with me. I am actually looking at purchasing a previously owned Triplett Christina harp because it’s a lot smaller than the Blevins harp I own right now.
However, I am running into a lot of problems trying to figure out how to get my harp to Thailand with me. I would like it to fly with me on the plane somehow (I am flying primarily on China Airlines). I’m pretty sure it won’t work as a carry-on, because it’s just a bit too big. It could work as checked baggage, but I’m a little nervous about that. Has anyone ever done that with a harp? If it was very carefully packaged in a good case with a lot of padding, do you think it would be okay?
One other option might be to bring it as a gate-checked baggage item (what people do with baby strollers and items like that…carry it to the gate with you, and then the airport personnel load it into baggage from there. At every airport I would have to pick it up again and take it to the next gate). Has anyone ever done that?
Any advice would be very much appreciated…this is all new to me, but I really want to figure out a way to bring a harp with me. Thanks!