Musicians, cyclists - you can now bring your instruments and bikes onto plane

Musicians, cyclists - you can now bring your instruments and bikes onto plane

SINGAPORE - Low-cost carrier Jetstar's recently-enhanced baggage policy now allows passengers to carry musical instruments and bicycles on board the plane.

Now, instead of stowing musical instruments in the cargo hold as checked baggage, travelling musicians can now put items such as trumpets, violins and clarinets in the overhead lockers.

Under the new policy, which has been in effect since Oct 9, instruments smaller than 85cm (height) x 36cm (width) x 23cm (depth), and weigh less than 10kg, may be included as a customer's carry-on item.

For musical instruments larger than the prescribed dimensions, customers will need to buy an extra seat to carry their instrument in the cabin or book it in as 'checked baggage limited'.

This means that each passenger is limited to two large or one extra-large instruments per flight.

Jetstar also announced a new fold-up bicycle policy, which came into effect on Nov 8.

Under the previous policy, customers were required to purchase a bike pack for fold up bikes before checking-in.

Under the new policy, Jetstar accepts fold-up bicycles in commercially-available travel cases at check-in.

dithwoo@sph.com.sg

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