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(Yahoo)   Musician: "I'd like to buy an extra ticket for my $10,000 vintage Gibson guitar." Delta: "No; but at no additional cost to you we'll smash it in an elevator"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 356
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2013-01-07 02:53:34 AM  

Bob Falfa: Kuroshin: Bob Falfa: Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.

Good jorb. You've outed yourself as an idiot. Congrats.

He didn't want to abide by the rules and I'm the idiot? If his guitar fits under the seat in front of him or in the overhead bin, fine carry it on. Otherwise CHECK IT.


Yes, you are the idiot. Also, he wanted to (and DID) obey the rules, and Delta f*cked up, in a rather spectacular fashion.

So the only question is, are you a Delta employee, a baggage handler, or just a run of the mill idiot?
 
2013-01-07 02:53:40 AM  

Bob Falfa: According to the story, he claims to have a $10,000 guitar, and he's asking for $1980?
FTFA:

Schneider, though, says he isn't looking for that kind of fame.

"I'm not a greedy dude," he said. "I'm just looking for $1,980."

Did he misplace a decimal in the value of his instrument?

Also FTFA: The Federal Aviation Administration will permit any instrument that can be safely stored in the overhead compartment or underneath a seat to be treated as carry-on luggage.

Would his guitar fit? If so, he should have carried it on.


He's seeking only enough money to repair the guitar, not the full value.
 
2013-01-07 02:53:58 AM  

RidersOfLohan: dumb guy puts $10,000 guitar in $100 case


THANK YOU!!!!
 
2013-01-07 02:54:16 AM  
I toured for many years, and I always stressed to NOT bring anything with you that you can't afford to have damaged or stolen.
Yes, your '57 Les Paul is very nice, but if we're flying, leave it home and buy a beater that does the job.
I've picked up my share of empty guitar cases from from luggage carousels, and that sinking feeling when you pick up that case, is not good.

I've started building, buying and selling the occasional expensive instrument, and If I sell something over $1200, I charge an extra $150 to cover the cost of a used flight case to ship it in.
Airlines aren't the only bunglers out there.

This, is how that guitar should have been traveling.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Fact is, even just the original Gibson CASE that was destroyed, cost more than any of the proper cases pictured above.
 
2013-01-07 02:54:23 AM  
Of course, having commented a couple times already, I have to mention there are a lot of guitars out there that have been put in more dangerous situations and survived. For example:

www.takamine.com

He still plays with it on tour, and if you think putting it in a low budget movie, particularly in a scene where he chases a guy down the street with it in hand, isn't risking the life of it, you don't know the chaos of making movies!
 
2013-01-07 02:56:01 AM  

SnakeLee: Musical instruments may be gate claimed at the discretion of the passenger and as a result of limited overhead space.


BAM. Delta has that in writing. Hell, they can probably have it checked just if they don't like you, that's how those "may be x if y" statements work in the real world.
 
2013-01-07 02:56:04 AM  

Bob Falfa: Kuroshin: Bob Falfa: Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.

Good jorb. You've outed yourself as an idiot. Congrats.

He didn't want to abide by the rules and I'm the idiot? If his guitar fits under the seat in front of him or in the overhead bin, fine carry it on. Otherwise CHECK IT.


Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.
 
2013-01-07 02:57:04 AM  

OptimusHime: Pray 4 Mojo: Flight case dude... look into them.

Cyno01: And fta he tried to buy a seat for it even but was denied.

No he didn't. Apparently you and subby both failed to RTFA...

"While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar-which he estimates is worth about $10,000-and allow him to carry it on the plane and place it in an available space, as he did on the flight from Portland."

Insofar as the link he showed the employees was a rule allowing musicians to buy a separate seat for their instrument, I'm going to assume that his implied offer was buying the ticket. It seems more believable than the employees go through the hassle of offering him the chance to buy the ticket right then and there. Of course it could have been the lack of foresight on his part not to buy the ticket ahead of time, and the crunch of travel that made carrying it and just putting it in an available space impossible. Really, to me, both perspectives are conceivable.


"While boarding" is the key. Dude asked to keep his guitar in an 'available space'... then brought out his Iphone and showed the gate agent an article about how this is allowed sometimes by new regs and that a passenger can buy a ticket for an instrument. Doesn't say he asked to buy a ticket... and honestly... the door to the friggin jetway is not the place to handle that.

buying a top quality flight case would be cheaper than ONE ticket. Dude is a f-ing moron. Simple as that.
 
2013-01-07 02:57:38 AM  
Hear that 'metal on metal' sound? That's the sound of schadenfreude, buddy. And it sounds goooood!


/buy a metal case, Hannukah-themed muso
 
2013-01-07 02:58:15 AM  
SnakeLee:

Guitars and other smaller musical instruments, such as violins, will be accepted as your free carry-on baggage item on Delta and Delta Connection® carriers flights¹. These items must easily fit in the overhead bin or other approved storage location in the cabin, based on available space at the time of boarding. Musical instruments may be gate claimed at the discretion of the passenger and as a result of limited overhead space.

/Google is your friend


So if if doesn't fit in the overhead and there's no room in an approved storage location he should CHECK IT. Not the airline's fault if he didn't prepare for that eventuality. If he didn't think to check if the flight was full (and therefore all storage would be full) then he's an idiot.
 
2013-01-07 03:00:54 AM  

divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.


Really? Where does it say that?
 
2013-01-07 03:01:15 AM  

divx88: Bob Falfa: Kuroshin: Bob Falfa: Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.

Good jorb. You've outed yourself as an idiot. Congrats.

He didn't want to abide by the rules and I'm the idiot? If his guitar fits under the seat in front of him or in the overhead bin, fine carry it on. Otherwise CHECK IT.

Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.


Gosh, maybe there was a PERSON who wanted that seat and the airline thought that that was more important than his farking guitar.
 
2013-01-07 03:02:44 AM  

Bob Falfa: [derp]


Look, I know that it's normal Fark behaviour to not read TFA before spouting off, but really, you're just making a fool of yourself.
 
2013-01-07 03:02:53 AM  

Bob Falfa: Kuroshin: Bob Falfa: Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.

Good jorb. You've outed yourself as an idiot. Congrats.

How?


because you either didn't RTFA or are functionally illiterate. Musicians can, and do, buy extra tickets for their instruments on flights to avoid this kind of incident. They even helpfully point that out in the article, and what law allows it. Even for people who have a good insurance policy on the equipment, it doesn't replace that instrument. When this happens to classic pieces, you can't always just go out and buy another one (where, for example, would you go to replace a strad violin?).

As is, this guy needs to let the guitar go. It will never sound the same once repaired.

not so CSB: I had a cello that had been in my family for generations destroyed by an airline when traveling to europe, and while it was fully insured the company chose to repair it instead of replace it because of the rarity/cost. Even then, they would not let me send it to a luthier of my choosing (one recommended by the conductor). I was fortunate enough to be able to use a loaner cello for the rest of my time in europe, a lovely Rocca piece that was part of a collection belonging to one of my host families.

When I got mine back, everyone in the orchestra group gave me condolences. It sounded completely different, and frankly quite horrible. The insurance company and airline combined to completely ruin the sound of centuries old piece of art.

cello case was similar to this style: Link but was a hard shell with better quality padding and restraints inside. When I saw what the case looked like afterward, I was surprised the cello was in as good a shape as it had been.
 
2013-01-07 03:03:50 AM  

UsikFark: SnakeLee: Musical instruments may be gate claimed at the discretion of the passenger and as a result of limited overhead space.

BAM. Delta has that in writing. Hell, they can probably have it checked just if they don't like you, that's how those "may be x if y" statements work in the real world.


I figured out what was really confusing me, though.  They usually hand carry the gate checked luggage and this one said elevator.  So I thought they made him put it as baggage before he even checked to see if there was space.  They clear it up in the Facebook page that the Yahoo article links to:

Mustafa, Dave here. We did gate check. Sadly, in this instance in Detroit, instead of walking up the 2 fragile guitars, they unload the luggage onto a medal shelved carrier and send it up a elevator shaft where we were waiting for our stuff with the rest of the folks. Look at youtube, the clip is up there.
 
2013-01-07 03:05:13 AM  

optikeye: Not to say the airline wasn't at fault for some of this....but fark, putting something like that in a case that has same protection level of burlap sack is dumb.


Not to say the police weren't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting someone with skin color like that in a nice car in a rich neighborhood is dumb.

Not to say the rapist wasn't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting a body like that in a short skirt and tube-top and going to a bar is dumb.
 
2013-01-07 03:06:13 AM  
FTFA:
While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar-which he estimates is worth about $10,000-and allow him to carry it on the plane and place it in an available space, as he did on the flight from Portland.

Also, I'm going to board a flight with my vintage chopsticks that I say are worth $5,000. I mean, I don't have any proof of that or any insurance whatsoever, but I said so. That's good, right?
 
2013-01-07 03:06:41 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Bob Falfa: [derp]

Look, I know that it's normal Fark behaviour to not read TFA before spouting off, but really, you're just making a fool of yourself.


divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.



Wow... lots of smart farkers in here biatching about dumb farkers that didn't read the article... that didn't read the article.

Hint: It doesn't say what you're saying it says.
 
2013-01-07 03:08:15 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?


THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.
 
2013-01-07 03:08:29 AM  

Precision Boobery: optikeye: Not to say the airline wasn't at fault for some of this....but fark, putting something like that in a case that has same protection level of burlap sack is dumb.

Not to say the police weren't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting someone with skin color like that in a nice car in a rich neighborhood is dumb.

Not to say the rapist wasn't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting a body like that in a short skirt and tube-top and going to a bar is dumb.


Really? That's where you want to take this?
 
2013-01-07 03:08:31 AM  
When I have things that are worth $10,000, this is how I ship them:
l.yimg.com

Anything $100,000 and up goes in cardboard.
 
2013-01-07 03:08:55 AM  

Precision Boobery: optikeye: Not to say the airline wasn't at fault for some of this....but fark, putting something like that in a case that has same protection level of burlap sack is dumb.

Not to say the police weren't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting someone with skin color like that in a nice car in a rich neighborhood is dumb.

Not to say the rapist wasn't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting a body like that in a short skirt and tube-top and going to a bar is dumb.


Man, what a great opportunity that was to Godwin this thread.
 
2013-01-07 03:11:39 AM  

Soupysales: When I have things that are worth $10,000, this is how I ship them:
[l.yimg.com image 630x420]

Anything $100,000 and up goes in cardboard.


Yeah, the corrugated cardboard case with the velour lining is the only way to go. Also, make sure it doesn't lock or anything.
 
2013-01-07 03:13:13 AM  
My old man left me an es-125 archtop. It is one of my first memories. I know it's not worth a bundle, but I would be very pissed if something happened to it.

los-angeles-guitar-shop.com

I just wish I could play better. ~sigh~
 
2013-01-07 03:14:50 AM  

msupf: Bob Falfa: Kuroshin: Bob Falfa: Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.

Good jorb. You've outed yourself as an idiot. Congrats.

How?

because you either didn't RTFA or are functionally illiterate. Musicians can, and do, buy extra tickets for their instruments on flights to avoid this kind of incident. They even helpfully point that out in the article, and what law allows it.


What happened to you sucks.
At no point does the article say that he offered to buy a ticket.
 
2013-01-07 03:16:38 AM  

Bob Falfa: FTFA:
While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar-which he estimates is worth about $10,000-and allow him to carry it on the plane and place it in an available space, as he did on the flight from Portland.

Also, I'm going to board a flight with my vintage chopsticks that I say are worth $5,000. I mean, I don't have any proof of that or any insurance whatsoever, but I said so. That's good, right?


Link
 
2013-01-07 03:16:52 AM  
I'm curious to know if anybody thinks there is any guitar case in existence that would withstand this particular punishment. I have looked at a lot of "indestructible" travel cases over the years and I don't think any of them would cut it in this instance.
img203.imageshack.us
What you are looking at is a hydraulic cargo elevator. Even the strongest travel case would be crushed by this thing.
According to the article The case even bent a steel beam.
 
2013-01-07 03:16:58 AM  

Bob Falfa: Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?

THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.


you really are not bright, i dont care what score you got on some intelligence test


Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
 
2013-01-07 03:18:06 AM  
It's worth $10,000 now that you have crushed it.
 
2013-01-07 03:18:28 AM  
If you can't drop an even bigger and heavier piece of luggage on it from a fair distance up, then it's not strong enough for what they are going to do to it. That's what they are going to do to it.

I'd trust FedEx more than I trust those baggage monkeys, at least FedEx doesn't make a policy of throwing your package in a big bag with all the other packages every time.
 
2013-01-07 03:18:35 AM  

Bob Falfa: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

I've seen airlines turn those nearly indestructible cases into Swiss cheese before. A good friend of mine's cello was mangled and destroyed that way. As far as I can tell airlines go out of their way to smash instruments. I managed to get lucky the one time I flew with my viola and there was a policy at the time that they could store it in a closet as carry on and not checked.

My friend was not so lucky and lost a horn on that same flight.

/after looking at the case for that horn they had to have purposefully gone out of their way to smash it
//flattened and chunks taken out

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
Guess you have to obey the rules and check bags that don't fit into overhead bins like the rest of us mortals. Boo farking hoo.
Seems like somebody could make a fortune make really, really good instrument cases.


If you could use your stupidity to power things you could make a fortune.

Bob Falfa: Cyno01: Bob Falfa: Mokmo: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

The case bent a steel beam, yet the guitar is still repairable. I'm not sure there's something more solid he could carry around...

Risks of air travel. He has a $10,000 guitar and he's flying coach?
Next time take Greyhound.

If youre trolling, its not working, youre just coming off like you have absolutely zero reading comprehension, why dont you take the rest of the evening to reflect and come back and try again fresh tomorrow.

Not trolling, Just sick and tired of people who take up the entire overhead bin with their crap. I'm quite tall and therefore cannot put my bag under the seat in front of me. This is also why I don't fly coach.
As I said, my BIL makes his living playing his trombone all over the world. Number of horns he's had wrecked by airlines? Zero.


He tried to buy a ticket for it you farking intellectual rape victim.
 
2013-01-07 03:18:50 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: My old man left me an es-125 archtop. It is one of my first memories. I know it's not worth a bundle, but I would be very pissed if something happened to it.

[los-angeles-guitar-shop.com image 800x602]

I just wish I could play better. ~sigh~


Beautiful, and a hell of a lot more attainable for most of us hacks, treasure it.
 
2013-01-07 03:19:30 AM  

Precision Boobery: optikeye: Not to say the airline wasn't at fault for some of this....but fark, putting something like that in a case that has same protection level of burlap sack is dumb.

Not to say the police weren't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting someone with skin color like that in a nice car in a rich neighborhood is dumb.

Not to say the rapist wasn't at fault for some of this...but fark, putting a body like that in a short skirt and tube-top and going to a bar is dumb.


Sorry, but can you not?
 
2013-01-07 03:21:18 AM  

Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"


Actually, he thought the rules should apply. Specifically, the one that lets musicians buy a seat for their instrument.
 
2013-01-07 03:21:33 AM  

alienated: Bob Falfa: Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?

THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.

you really are not bright, i dont care what score you got on some intelligence test


Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.


At no point does it state that he offered to buy a seat. He merely points out that he is allowed to buy a seat.
 
2013-01-07 03:22:00 AM  

alienated: Bob Falfa: Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?

THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.

you really are not bright, i dont care what score you got on some intelligence test


Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.


Do we know why he was denied? Perhaps the flight was full? Perhaps he was trying to buy a ticket at the farking gate? Were they supposed to hold the flight for him because he didn't plan ahead?

It's hard to have sympathy for someone who is too cheap to buy a travel case, and too cheap to buy a ticket for his expensive guitar in the first place. Seriously, if the guitar is that valuable why didn't he buy a ticket for it?
 
2013-01-07 03:22:56 AM  

optikeye: Why in the fark did he use a soft case for a valuable instrument for air travel?

He could have avoid all this by having a simple hard case to transport the thing.
Not to say the airline wasn't at fault for some of this....but fark, putting something like that in a case that has same protection level of burlap sack is dumb.


Actually, it IS a hard case. It's just not road worthy hard.
The case he had it in, could survive falling down a flight of stairs with no problem.
 
2013-01-07 03:23:21 AM  

doglover: Ghastly: Bought a Harmonium when I was in India.

Airline still managed to smash it

That blows.


Well, it bellows.
 
2013-01-07 03:23:33 AM  
Eh, well, the kind of idiot that would transport a $10k guitar in a gig bag is the kind of idiot that would pay $10k for a guitar. Still sucks for the guy, though.
 
2013-01-07 03:23:36 AM  

Tigger: Bob Falfa: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

I've seen airlines turn those nearly indestructible cases into Swiss cheese before. A good friend of mine's cello was mangled and destroyed that way. As far as I can tell airlines go out of their way to smash instruments. I managed to get lucky the one time I flew with my viola and there was a policy at the time that they could store it in a closet as carry on and not checked.

My friend was not so lucky and lost a horn on that same flight.

/after looking at the case for that horn they had to have purposefully gone out of their way to smash it
//flattened and chunks taken out

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
Guess you have to obey the rules and check bags that don't fit into overhead bins like the rest of us mortals. Boo farking hoo.
Seems like somebody could make a fortune make really, really good instrument cases.

If you could use your stupidity to power things you could make a fortune.Bob Falfa: Cyno01: Bob Falfa: Mokmo: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

The case bent a steel beam, yet the guitar is still repairable. I'm not sure there's something more solid he could carry around...

Risks of air travel. He has a $10,000 guitar and he's flying coach?
Next time take Greyhound.

If youre trolling, its not working, youre just coming off li ...


HE NEVER OFFERED TO BUY A TICKET, JACKHOLE. CHECK THE farkING ARTICLE.
 
2013-01-07 03:24:59 AM  

alienated: Bob Falfa: Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?

THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.

you really are not bright, i dont care what score you got on some intelligence test


Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.
But he was denied.


Nope.

"While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar-which he estimates is worth about $10,000-and allow him to carry it on the plane and place it in an available space, as he did on the flight from Portland.

"I've always carried it on," Schneider, who also tours as the lead singer of the hockey-themed rock group the Zambonis, told Yahoo News. "Never been a problem before."

Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.

But he was denied."

You've been trolled by a Yahoo writer... and I'm the "not bright" one huh?. He asked to take the guitar on as a checked bag... and showed them a story about the FAA Reform Act that musicians can buy tickets for their instruments. Doesn't say he offered to buy a ticket... not even close.
 
2013-01-07 03:25:40 AM  

Tigger: Bob Falfa: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

I've seen airlines turn those nearly indestructible cases into Swiss cheese before. A good friend of mine's cello was mangled and destroyed that way. As far as I can tell airlines go out of their way to smash instruments. I managed to get lucky the one time I flew with my viola and there was a policy at the time that they could store it in a closet as carry on and not checked.

My friend was not so lucky and lost a horn on that same flight.

/after looking at the case for that horn they had to have purposefully gone out of their way to smash it
//flattened and chunks taken out

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
Guess you have to obey the rules and check bags that don't fit into overhead bins like the rest of us mortals. Boo farking hoo.
Seems like somebody could make a fortune make really, really good instrument cases.

If you could use your stupidity to power things you could make a fortune.Bob Falfa: Cyno01: Bob Falfa: Mokmo: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

The case bent a steel beam, yet the guitar is still repairable. I'm not sure there's something more solid he could carry around...

Risks of air travel. He has a $10,000 guitar and he's flying coach?
Next time take Greyhound.

If youre trolling, its not working, youre just coming off li ...


Some people just want to sh*t on the thread repeatedly while everyone else points out the obvious -- he or she is trying to get a reaction out of you and it's working.

Ignore or put them on ignore. If the Weeners is as brain dead and obviously wrong, then just let it go.
 
2013-01-07 03:25:51 AM  

Bob Falfa: alienated: Bob Falfa: Pray 4 Mojo: divx88: Why do you dumb farkers not read the article? He wanted to pay for another seat for his instrument.

Really? Where does it say that?

THIS. Article never says that he offered to buy the seat.

you really are not bright, i dont care what score you got on some intelligence test


Schneider says he even showed them a link to a story about Congress passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that made it easier for musicians to fly with their instruments-allowing them to purchase an extra seat on the plane for their fragile instruments.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.
But he was denied.

At no point does it state that he offered to buy a seat. He merely points out that he is allowed to buy a seat.


See, on that I agree. We don't know what the seat availability was or whether or not he specifically offered to buy a seat. We just know that he showed the rules and that, by testimonial, they said "No." at the end of that conversation. So whether he actually offered to pay money for a seat right then and there, or whether he wasn't even offered the chance, is unknown.

Where everyone here treats those as known elements, one way or the other, in order to cast judgement on the situation... that's where I have more of a problem. But I'm not the opinion police...
 
2013-01-07 03:26:57 AM  
Man, what a surprise. Some loser with a neck wattle full of stupid has taken over a thread on Fark.
 
2013-01-07 03:27:31 AM  
1965 Gibson ES-335? Sure, you may feel it's worth $10,000.00, but you have to understand my position here. This thing could sell tomorrow, or it could sit in my shop for months. It's really hard to tell in this economy. Tell you what, I'll give you $50.00 -- and I'm not even sure why I'm offering you that much.

/Write him up, Chum
 
2013-01-07 03:29:51 AM  

Tigger: Next time take Greyhound.

If youre trolling, its not working, youre just coming off li ...


Show me where the article states tat, farkwad.
 
2013-01-07 03:29:54 AM  
Wow, this thread went to sh*t in a hurry. Buncha assholes in here.

Lighten up, people.
 
2013-01-07 03:30:21 AM  
It didn't LOOK Jewish.
 
2013-01-07 03:30:53 AM  

pxlboy: Tigger: Bob Falfa: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

I've seen airlines turn those nearly indestructible cases into Swiss cheese before. A good friend of mine's cello was mangled and destroyed that way. As far as I can tell airlines go out of their way to smash instruments. I managed to get lucky the one time I flew with my viola and there was a policy at the time that they could store it in a closet as carry on and not checked.

My friend was not so lucky and lost a horn on that same flight.

/after looking at the case for that horn they had to have purposefully gone out of their way to smash it
//flattened and chunks taken out

Sorry to hear of your misfortune.
Guess you have to obey the rules and check bags that don't fit into overhead bins like the rest of us mortals. Boo farking hoo.
Seems like somebody could make a fortune make really, really good instrument cases.

If you could use your stupidity to power things you could make a fortune.Bob Falfa: Cyno01: Bob Falfa: Mokmo: Bob Falfa: He's an idiot for not investing in a decent case. My BIL makes his living by playing his trombone and believe me, he has a goddamn bulletproof case for that instrument.
Sorry if this guy thought that airline rules don't apply to him. Jackass. "Bbbbbbut my guitar is special. Can't I take up three people's overhead bins if my guitar is special? Waaaaa"

The case bent a steel beam, yet the guitar is still repairable. I'm not sure there's something more solid he could carry around...

Risks of air travel. He has a $10,000 guitar and he's flying coach?
Next time take Greyhound.

If youre trolling, its not working, youre just comin ...


I find it an amusing study in human stupidity.

I like how, in his head, he is convinced that he alone is right and no one else gets it. He probably thinks of himself as a sort of persecuted genius like Galileo or Copernicus. The only one to see the One True Answer.

Of course a corollary to being this stupid is, of course, that it never occurs to them that the likelihood of them just being a totally pointless farkwit is massively higher.

Brilliantly though, they will literally almost never give up.
 
2013-01-07 03:31:38 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, well, the kind of idiot that would transport a $10k guitar in a gig bag is the kind of idiot that would pay $10k for a guitar. Still sucks for the guy, though.


It looks like an original case. The one my old man had finally bit the dust. The cases themselves are pretty tough. $10k for a guitar player than can afford it is nothing.
 
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