I'm afraid film may become more and more endangered on flights and I'll have to go digital. Or FedEx is going to be making a lot of money from me.
(That's it - it's really a terror plot to get everyone to ship everything instead of taking it on passenger flights!!!)
I don't know how photographers who need to fly will have to manage right now in the UK. Or professional musicians who normally carry guitars. I know ice skaters can't take skates on board and often ship them. Frankly, I'd ship that violin! There are a lot of times when you need to be absolutely sure the tools of your non-violent trade will arrive with you, and those who can't afford FedEx or private planes are going to have lots of problems... I heard someone on the morning news say they flew to Paris and took the Chunnel to London, which was very crowded... There are boats over the Channel too - but to get from North America to Europe or Asia in less than a week definitely involves flying. Not to mention across America or Canada in less than 4 days... Somehow the airlines are going to HAVE to make provisions for people who need the tools of their trade with them... I'd be fine if they were locked up on board and not around my feet as long as I could visually assure myself they were on the same plane I was... But no airline is going to give up seat space to do that...