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Transportation of Musical Instruments

Legal provision

The CTA is mandated to make regulations "requiring the carrier to establish terms and conditions of carriage with regard to the transportation of musical instruments".

Question:

  1. What specific elements should an airline be required to address in its tariff provisions regarding the transportation of musical instruments?

  2. For example:

    • carry-on and checked baggage requirements for small and large instruments
    • cabin storage options
    • additional fees
    • requirements in circumstances of aircraft substitution that has space constraints for the instrument

Legal provision

The CTA is mandated to make regulations "requiring the carrier to establish terms and conditions of carriage with regard to the transportation of musical instruments".

Question:

  1. What specific elements should an airline be required to address in its tariff provisions regarding the transportation of musical instruments?

  2. For example:

    • carry-on and checked baggage requirements for small and large instruments
    • cabin storage options
    • additional fees
    • requirements in circumstances of aircraft substitution that has space constraints for the instrument

Feedback on transport of musical instruments

Note: Your feedback will be submitted to the Canadian Transportation Agency for consideration. If you would like to provide feedback on multiple topics, you can submit a response to our discussion paper.