Airline to soloist: A cello will cost you six faresmain
In case anyone thought it was getting easier to fly the friendly skies, here’s a horror tale that came our way today from the cellist Raphael Wallfisch.
Raphael had a concert in Rome and rang British Airways to ask what it would cost to book his 1760 Gennaro Gagliano cello in the cabin.
He’d have to buy six seats, he was told, to carry the cello in safety. Oh, and the seat configuration was only three across. tricky, that.
He flew Easyjet.
When will they ever learn?