Violin Damaged on Australian Flight

by | 13 Apr, 2010

News from The Daily Telegraph this week

On a flight from Brisbane to Canberra this week an Australian musician’s prized violin was damaged after Qantas staff refused to let her carry her instrument on board as hand luggage. Emma Dean instead had to put the violin, which she has used for 14 years, in the baggage hold, where it was badly damaged.

Emma was boarding a plane to Canberra this week when staff ordered her to hand over her delicate instrument.

Never have I been banned from taking my violin on a plane. They didn’t give me bubblewrap or another case to put it in but just said I had to put it down below with the other luggage or I wasn’t getting aboard Emma Dean.

Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph