[LMB] Cellos

baur baur baur at chello.at
Wed Dec 14 05:25:07 GMT 2016

I once got on a flight form Vienna to Helsinki, that had a large portion of the
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on it (the others  would take the flight before us
or after us us, i gathered from some comments) - with lots of instrument cases
on second seats (plus a curiously lumpy cargo pallet being loaded into the

both the musicians and the air crew gave the impression that they had practiced
the stowing of the instruments a lot .. boarding was only a little slower then



>     Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> hat am 13. Dezember 2016 um 21:18 geschrieben:
>     On 12/13/2016 11:59 AM, Marc Wilson wrote:
>     > When we went to India with the BestBeloved's orchestra, we delayed the
>     > plane by about half an hour because the muppets in the flight crew could
>     > not work out how to secure a cello into an airline seat (despite this
>     > being clearly explained in their crew manual - which seemingly took six
>     > of them to read properly).
>     My cousin has a lot of stories about adventures with her cello. Such as
>     crew who apparently want to take $50,000 cellos and put them in cargo
>     even when it has a ticket for its own seat. And being stuffed into
>     crowded trains in China while on a badly managed tour, carrying a huge
>     cello case and being fed tiny amounts of soup and crackers.
>     I'm glad my profession only requires a small laptop bag.
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