Carryon Regulations Finally in Place
After a wait of nearly three years since a provision was signed into law that would protect musical instruments transported in-cabin, the FAA and DOT have issued final regulations that took effect on March 6. PAA joined more than 25 other national organizations in calling on the FAA to complete the rule-making process, and met with aviation industry leaders to discuss implementation of the new rules.
As the rule-making process is now complete, arts groups plan to continue coordination with the airlines, FAA, and DOT to ensure that individual airline policies and training of personnel are consistent with the new regulations. Both The League of American Orchestras and Chamber Music America published magazine articles outlining the policy changes, and national music groups will continue to update resources to help musicians prepare for travel.