Flying with a cello in Canada

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Barb said: Oct 5, 2012
Barb Ennis
Suzuki Association Member
Cello
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Anyone traveling with a cello in Canada would probably be interested in reading about Paul Katz’s experience with WestJet.
“Paul Katz bought two tickets — one for himself and one for his cello — in the cabin of a flight from Calgary to Los Angeles. But the captain told him his centuries-old cello had to fly as checked baggage. After an agonizing flight, Katz cried when the captain returned his cello, unharmed.”

I was interested to read one of the responses which included this:
“One of my pupils booked a flight from KC back east on US Airways and she borrowed a BAM flight case to check the cello for the flight. US Air told her that they would not check a cello under any circumstances and she was forced to leave the case there and buy a $600 seat for her cello, money that she did not really have!”

Barb
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