The Indie Collaborative

Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians

Useful Info

On this page we will aggregate links and documents that tend to serve our indie music professionals - starting with some important documents and info related to traveling with musical instruments.

Traveling with Musical Instruments

A vitally important issue with many indie music professionals is traveling by air with their precious musical instruments. We suggest that you print these documents and carry them with you when traveling by air - especially the final ruling. Not all airlines gate people are aware of these new rules! (PDF files will open in a new window or tab)
  • FINAL RULING on air travel with musical instruments - simple version PDF file
  • FINAL RULING on air travel with musical instruments - detailed version PDF file
  • FAQ about the final ruling - PDF file
  • DOT tip sheet for musicians - PDF file
  • And here’s a link to the official US Government website where you can access whatever you like:
https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-issues-final-rule-regarding-air-travel-musical
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