A rare change for the better. Richard Harwood tells us:
Last night, I was told by a member of cabin crew that the previously unique and crazy BA method of securing cellos is now a thing permanently left in the past. No ropes and none of the recent multiple belt methods. Even more importantly, nobody ever coming on board to tie it in for you! The cabin attendant showed me the document that was released in December 2015 to all cabin staff detailing the new policy which came in to effect on January 1st, 2016.
“With effect from 1st January 2016 a new procedure will be introduced to be used when securing a cello in a seat. This procedure has been developed in conjunction with our ground teams and is based on customer feedback.”
“Cellos (and similar instruments) will be secured by the owning passenger. The passenger will receive securing information as part of the booking process. The procedure requires the use of a single extension seatbelt. The images show correct positioning. The seat utilised must always be a window seat (excluding emergency exit rows) with the passenger occupying the adjacent seat. The seat must be in an upright position with armrests down, ensure seat cushion is stood upright, behind the main body of the cello. The cello head must NOT be resting on the floor. Assistance should be offered if required.”
Here are BA’s instructions for all classes of travel.
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