Musician wins major audition. Then airline smashes his instrument.main
Karl Fenner was exultant. He had won the doublebass audition at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Then he handed his precious instrument to TSA for transportation on SouthWest Airlines.
Karl writes: ‘Thanks Southwest Airlines and or TSA Atlanta. I’ve trusted you with my baby for 9 years and then this. The heavy duty case was heavily damaged too.’
His friend Sasha Mäkila adds: ‘Heart breaking to see musician’s livelihood hanging on a thread every time they board a plane with their instrument.’