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Curtis on Tour is Stalled by Airline Refusal To Take Cello

Reprinted from Slipped Disc May 21, 2016 Students from the Curtis Institute were boarding a plane at Philadelphia this weekend at the start of a tour of Spain when a Lufthansa official refused to take a cello on board. The cellist, Zach, had to take another plane – American Airlines, no problem with cello – but he could only get a flight to London and spent many hours trying to connect up with the others in Valencia. The first Curtis on Tour performance is May 18 in Alicante. Curtis have confirmed that ‘there were indeed difficulties with a cello’ and are looking into the incident. Lufthansa have offered no excuses, yet.           UPDATE: Apparently, at Philadelphia airport, Lufthansa staff gave a variety of reasons why the cello [...]

By |2017-10-30T04:41:21+00:00May 21st, 2016|Categories: Cello Travel|Tags: , , |

Best Public Response Letters to WestJet Bumping the Cello

I want to thank the 200 or so people who have emailed me in support of my dispute with WestJet Airlines and I apologize if your comments were not used below. Don’t want this blog to be too, too long! Only 1 email was critical of me and I include it below. The responses are worth reading…illuminating, useful…and a couple are  hilarious! -Paul Katz […]

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