There was outrage last week when SAS Scandinavian Airlines began charging an extra 50 Euros to book a cello, in addition to the extra seat.
Now SAS have told Jacob Shaw, who led the outcry, that it was all an administrative error: ‘A mistake has happened here. If you book a seat for your instrument, you shouldn’t have to pay an extra fee. If it’s not possible to book online we will not charge you an extra fee.’
Jacob says: ‘I am happy that SAS have finally seen sense, after a month of me trying to get in contact with them. This is entirely due to the pressure from cellists and musicians around the world, sharing and posting on social media. This is a small yet vital victory in the constant mistreatment of musicians by big airlines!’