British Airways has been embroiled in a row with musicians

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  1. rwoman
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    The Telegraph: British Airways has been embroiled in a row with musicians

    I know I would worry if an expensive instrument was put in the hold...

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    If these traveling musicians are unhappy, they should consider a different carrier.
     
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    While I agree that who we fly with can be a choice...not sure it's always the case.. ;)
     
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    Quite rightly they'll just have to stop feeling somewhat special and fall in line with other fare paying passengers.

    I believe they can still buy a neighbouring seat if they want to keep their instrument close...which seems about right to me.
     
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    I have to say that I do feel sorry for violinists, if they're being caught out by this rule change: a violin in a normal case is a great deal less obtrusive and obstructive than many of the "standard" wheelies that passengers bring on board, yet it seems like they might now fall foul of the new rule. The same goes for similar instruments like flutes, if they're affected too. However, although I don't have a case to measure, I'd be surprised if a standard violin case was longer than the standard 22-inch limit.

    What I agree with is the idea that guitars and the like should not have a special exemption.

    By the time you reach cello-size instruments, they've long/always required an extra seat if you want to bring them on board. Having said that, a proper travelling cello or bass case (for carriage in the hold) is almost indestructible.
     
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