PS: The glue that Protec uses in these smells really bad. If you buy one, you will want to air it out. And the smell pretty well goes away with time after it's air out. That's the only down side I found.
And if I was going to be flying regularly with a bari, I would go for one of the higher-end flight cases. The Protec probably will not protect your bari enough during baggage handling unless it is well packed in another box.
If you use the search function, there are several really good threads where professionals talk about flying with bari saxes. Most go for the high-end cases.
I always carried my bari in the back of an SUV. And the Protec was ideal for that.
OK, thanks for sharing. My dilemma is that I will be bringing back my 12M with me from NYC to Singapore but do not envisage traveling with it by plane again after that. So this alone my not justify BAM prices. Alternatively, I was thinking of packing it well in its original case but may be afraid that that would exceed the airlines max 80 inch all round limit.
I keep my vintage Conn bari in a DEG case. It's the basic wooden box style, and it's heavy. I'm not sure how I'd feel putting it in the cargo hold of a plane, but I'd trust it more than a Protec, so long as I added padding inside to give it some extra protection.
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