Virgin Airlines smashes instruments

Virgin Airlines smashes instruments


norman lebrecht

January 11, 2016

The latest incidents:

smashed guitar

The guitar belongs to a British-born musician, Jon English, the keyboard to a member of his band.

smashed keyboard

This is how they came off a Virgin Airlines flight from Coffs Harbour to Sydney this weekend.

Mr English, who publicised the incident on his facebook page, accused Virgin Airlines baggage handlers of ‘running over our musical instruments with their baggage trailers’. He said it was the second incident in three months.

Virgin say they’re very sorry.


  • Max Grimm says:

    The name of the airline in this case is Virgin Australia. There are also Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Virgin Samoa.
    There is not an actual airline named “Virgin Airlines”, as you wrote.

  • R says:

    Should have worn protection…