Do guitars qualify as carry-on luggage? According to Congress, they should. But as is often the case in Washington, the law hasn’t quite caught up with the rules. Though a law was passed two years ago mandating that musical instruments can be safely stowed on commercial flights, the Transportation Department hasn’t yet completed the rules to implement the law. This disconnect might have gone unnoticed, if not for an incident involving the folk-rock band Deer Tick. U.S. Airways ...

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