Sick of seeing sportspeople carrying on huge amounts of heavy stuff while you frantically scratch the fluff out of your guitar case hoping to sneak it under the baggage allowance?
... I flew Virgin Australia today with about 70kg's of checked and carry on luggage (including 2 cases of PA gear & a bass cabinet!) and paid the princely sum of $15 for checked baggage... how? Virgin offers musicians a fantastic deal for checked baggage simply for being a member of a professional association (could be APRA, Folk Alliance, but it may as well be Music NSW as they don't charge you a cent to get a community membership!) - you get the first 32kgs of checked baggage free, and another 32kg for only $15!!!
Jetstar has also jumped on this bandwagon in the footsteps of Virgin so you can shop around for the best fares for your touring destinations... it's a deal so good for me it makes the difference between saying yes or no to touring shows - take advantage of it people!