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The most important thing is music

I was waiting at a gate to board a plane yesterday. There were older people, people with infants, people with toddlers, people with high-status airline loyalty cards.

The first boarding announcement invited everyone with a musical instrument to come forward to be boarded first.

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bohemiancoast
Mar. 17th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
Which airline? Of course it might have been that they had a symphony orchestra travelling on that flight and knew it.

I am very lucky in this respect in that I play an instrument that will fit in a normal-sized carry on bag. But I still fret like mad when I fly with it.
kerrypolka
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
Which airline?

Yeah, this is what I want to know! When I fly with mine I usually just don't bring it up, and it has generally been treated as a kind of agreed-on invisible "extra" carry-on.
owlfish
Mar. 17th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
BA - I suspect you do not usually travel with another 15+ musicians though.
owlfish
Mar. 17th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I was flying with BA. Yes, they knew they had a group of musicians - there were at least 15 of them, not a whole symphony, at least, not visibly.

I travel with my flute - which is extremely portable - but almost never with my harp, which is effectively a suitcase-sized package in its own right. I have checked it in as well-packaged luggage a couple of times in its life.