We have advised readers, time and again, not to try taking an instrument on Ryanair.
Laurie Niles at violinist.com reports that Danwen Jiang, Professor of Violin at Arizona State University, flew with three of her students from Milano-Bergamo to a festival in Nuremberg.
They were forced to buy an extra seat for each of their violins – or pay 50 Euros to stow them in the hold.
OK, one more time: do not fly Ryanair with a violin. Got it?