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.’