Emirates smashed my instrument. No apology.

Emirates smashed my instrument. No apology.


norman lebrecht

February 08, 2015

Rohan Kalé writes from New Delhi:

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Emirates recently broke my Gibson ES – 335. They took their time to tell me that they will not be claiming any responsibility whatsoever and will not be reimbursing me at all. Further, they have told me this “In conclusion, I do hope that you will not allow this unfortunate incident to mar your impression of our airline and that we can look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you on board our flights again soon.” Shame on you Emirates. My MUSICIAN friends and Non-Musician friends.. I seriously urge you to share this and help get the word out. Thank you! ‪#‎shameonyouEmirates‬

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  • CDH says:

    Might be helpful to know what exactly happened.

    • Mikey says:

      I’m going to guess that one of the stewardesses tried to do an Ozzie Ozbourne impression while helping him stow his carry-on.