Musical instruments

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Customer can take their musical instruments with them on our flights. Depending on their size, musical instruments are carried either in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft. Most musical instruments fit in normal baggage allowance. Each item counts as one piece of baggage. You’ll find more information below.

Musical instruments in the cabin

  • A musical instrument can be brought in the cabin when it is packed in a hard case with dimensions no bigger than 125cm/49in (width + length + height; the typical size of a violin case) and the weight is the allowed carry-on baggage weight at maximum. Please place your instrument in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. 
  • The musical instrument is counted as one piece of carry-on baggage, and in addition to that you can take with you one small bag such as a small handbag, a small laptop bag or a small backpack. If you’re travelling with a Superlight ticket, you need to purchase a carry-on bag separately while booking your flights or later in Manage Booking.
  • If an instrument is too large to fit in the carry-on baggage space, an additional seat may be purchased and SR CBBG request is needed.

Musical instruments as checked baggage

  • You can carry your musical instrument as checked baggage in the hold of the aircraft when the instrument fits into the size limits: maximum 23kg (50lb) and external dimensions no more than 90cm x 75cm x 45cm (35in x 30in x 18in). Some exceptions to external dimensions apply. For example, guitars and medium-sized keyboards are considered a standard bag.
  • Larger musical instruments up to 32kg and/or 190cm x 75cm x 65cm can be carried for an additional heavy bag charge. 
  • As check-in baggage musical instrument must be packed in a hard case. If in excess to the baggage allowance or to the standard bag size, a charge applies.

This information applies to all flights operated by Finnair – if the trip includes flights operated by other airlines, please check their baggage regulations.