Since every airline’s policy on the matter is different, we recommend all arrangements be made directly with the carrier so you can provide them all the details needed to best accommodate your needs.
It is not uncommon for travelers to bring along sports equipment or musical instruments, even if they are bulky or heavy. Airline policies might have different restrictions for different flights or types of aircraft. In the case of certain sports equipment, restrictions may also vary by season. Given all these intricacies we recommend contacting the carrier directly to inquire about transporting your musical instrument or sports gear.