Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

Keyboard as checked luggage

Status
Not open for further replies.

GalaxyNexus

Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
255
Hello folks,

I'm thinking of bringing my keyboard (digital piano) with me overseas, however couldn't figure out whether I'll be able to check it in when flying Qantas. The item is 140x20x40cm (=200cm) and is beyond the stated 158cm limit. In terms of weight it's fine (10kg) and I've got plenty of allowance being WP. Anyone knows if they'll carry it (with or without extra charge)?

It seems that Jetstar (according to their website) will happily take it (as bulky item shorter than 2 metres), while Qantas (no mention of bulky item in their website except for sports equipment) won't?

Other airlines e.g. Emirates happily take up to 300cm total dimension and Singapore airlines take any item shorter than 200cm. I also have carried skis with Qantas (180cm long) without problem, so I know it's not a technical limitation.

Thanks!
 
Last edited:

tomo69

Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
257
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
I took a bicycle last year as checked luggage and people often take surfboards, so I can see no reason why you can't take your keyboards. In BNE there is an oversize baggage check-in area so I'm sure there is the same wherever you are.
 
Credit cards which earn frequent flyer points is a popular way to earn frequent flyer points. You can receive thousands of points on everyday spend. And, many of these cards offer generous signup bonuses! Compare to find the credit card that best suits your needs.

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

james4321

Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2009
Messages
352
Hello folks,

I'm thinking of bringing my keyboard (digital piano) with me overseas, however couldn't figure out whether I'll be able to check it in when flying Qantas. The item is 140x20x40cm (=200cm) and is beyond the stated 158cm limit. In terms of weight it's fine (10kg) and I've got plenty of allowance being WP. Anyone knows if they'll carry it (with or without extra charge)?

It seems that Jetstar (according to their website) will happily take it (as bulky item shorter than 2 metres), while Qantas (no mention of bulky item in their website except for sports equipment) won't?

Other airlines e.g. Emirates happily take up to 300cm total dimension and Singapore airlines take any item shorter than 200cm. I also have carried skis with Qantas (180cm long) without problem, so I know it's not a technical limitation.

Thanks!
You should be fine to take it - it will go through as oversize, probably no extra cost. In terms of protection though you might want to consider getting the luggage wrapping service at BNE (Protectabag) to bubble wrap and then stretch wrap it. Will give it good protection against what is often pretty rough treatment.
 

FromTheRail

Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2013
Messages
195
Sorry for bringing up this subject again but just looking for a little confirmation,

I am thinking about taking a tough plastic storage box in the hold on a domestic flight, dimensions are 76x53x30=159cm (domestic dimensions are 140cm, will they allow this but need to go through oversize baggage or will they reject it?

Reason is I would rather take 1 box versus splitting it into 2 bags.

Reason I am asking is it is not a thing like musical instrument/sports equipment so may come under different rules?
 
Last edited:

drsmithy

Established Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2011
Messages
1,414
Probably not possible today, but ~7 years ago we moved to Switzerland and put my wife's electric piano in my snowboard case (with my snowboard) and got away with it being "sports equipment". :)

That was flying BA though - and back when you could buy extra baggage "per bag" rather than by weight (awesome when you're taking half a dozen bags ;) ).
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Threads
86,423
Messages
2,088,873
Members
53,781
Latest member
khoobh16
Top