If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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 33
    More: Fail, baggage handlers  
•       •       •

29833 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jan 2013 at 2:22 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-01-07 01:13:24 AM
8 votes:

fusillade762: Can sympathize.


a.abcnews.go.com
2013-01-07 12:41:00 AM
5 votes:
This is exactly the type of thing a Hanukkah-themed rock band should expect.
2013-01-07 02:32:26 AM
4 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: I have a German violin (I won't name the maker here), that I would not trust to anybody. Mostly because I can't afford the insurance policy on it. I checked with Allstate, and they said they wouldn't insure it, then I checked Lloyds of London for shiats and giggles. HOLY CRAP! It would cost more than my car. That fiddle sits next to me everywhere I travel. I don't trust people, and I don't let other people touch it. That fiddle was a gift from a master Luthier. If you try to pull that fiddle out of my hands, I'll sock you in the mouth, while holding on to the case. That fiddle is my baby. I have a crappy Brazilian bow, but that violin is worth a lot of money.


Was his name Lex, by any chance?
2013-01-07 02:43:42 AM
3 votes:

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.


Let us repeat, since you are obviously suffering from serious brain damage.  Federal law allows musicians to buy an extra seat for a musical instrument.  He attempted to do so, the airline refused.

Let's repeat for the slow (that would be you).  The airline ignored a federal law that is meant to protect valuable instruments, then caused serious damage to the instrument.  The exact thing the law is supposed to prevent.

So who's the idiot, you farking idiot?
2013-01-07 01:41:39 AM
3 votes:
Bought a Harmonium when I was in India. Wrapped it with bubble wrap 40 centimetres deep on all sides. Put it in heavy duty cardboard 3 centimetres thick. Wrapped it another 15 centimetres deep in bubble wrap.

Airline still managed to smash it. I think when airlines see "musician" as occupation on your visa they smash the shiat out of your stuff just to make sure.
2013-01-07 03:36:57 AM
2 votes:

Bob Falfa: Diarrhea Anne Frank: Man, what a surprise. Some loser with a neck wattle full of stupid has taken over a thread on Fark.

From the jackass with no photo in their profile...........................................


Awww, how did you know I was talking about you?
2013-01-07 03:08:31 AM
2 votes:
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 02:38:22 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-07 12:11:38 AM
2 votes:
content8.flixster.com

Can sympathize.
2013-01-07 06:19:19 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

"Sorry."
2013-01-07 11:54:57 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Here's your sign.
2013-01-07 11:31:36 AM
1 votes:

Ghastly: Bought a Harmonium when I was in India. Wrapped it with bubble wrap 40 centimetres deep on all sides. Put it in heavy duty cardboard 3 centimetres thick. Wrapped it another 15 centimetres deep in bubble wrap.

Airline still managed to smash it. I think when airlines see "musician" as occupation on your visa they smash the shiat out of your stuff just to make sure.


This is because there is a relationship between what you said and what LordOfThePings said.
2013-01-07 07:16:13 AM
1 votes:

Naked Singularity: (I'm an electrical engineer).


That explains a lot actually.
2013-01-07 05:33:04 AM
1 votes:

Serious Black: I'm not even sure that getting an ATA case is a perfect solution


It's not. Not flying is the perfect solution.

Here's a good test before ya'll check something.

Get whatever it is you want to check... go to the top of a 6' ladder... and drop your check item on the ground.

If you don't want to do that... don't check it.
2013-01-07 04:28:05 AM
1 votes:
Some of you guys are spending way too much time bickering in this thread. Just make your amusing or interesting post, and move on to the next story. I really think there should be a 1 or 2 post limit per thread.
2013-01-07 03:59:48 AM
1 votes:

OptimusHime: 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...


By "DENIED", it is likely that's because THE FLIGHT WAS FULL.

Why else would Delta NOT sell him an empty seat? "Hey Delta, I need a seat for my guitar, and money is no object". Delta: "We have a seat, but won't take your money, we'd rather leave it empty"
Said no airline, ever.
So why didn't he buy a second seat when he booked, if this was the plan?

Well, perhaps that rule about allowing it as a carry-on CAUSED the problem. This is a very large carry-on, you must admit. He's allowed to do so, but if there's no space for everyone's carry-ons, people will be forced to check bags. This is surely what happened, he then asked to buy a seat. but the reason they ran out of overhead storage is because the flight was filled and there were no seats to purchase.
2013-01-07 03:46:22 AM
1 votes:

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.


Dude had a hard case. The case was rugged enough that it bent a STEEL FARKING BEAM in the elevator.

Delta didn't just drop the ball on this one. They dropped it, ran over it, and kicked it in the gutter.
2013-01-07 03:41:27 AM
1 votes:
ITT: Mr. Alfalfa thinks professional musicians don't know how to travel with their musical instruments.
2013-01-07 03:41:20 AM
1 votes:

Runs_With_Scissors_: Tigger:
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.

There are several posters here who agree with Bob Falfa. I may not agree with his style, but it doesn't make him wrong.

I'll say it again:


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?


It's not the rightness or wrongness.

It's the hilarious gibberish accompanying it.

My favorite part was "buy a case strong enough that it wouldn't be crushed by an elevator".
2013-01-07 03:38:27 AM
1 votes:

Tigger: 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.


That's okay... fun is fun wherever you find it...

Me? I'm enjoying that ya'll have been trolled by a yahoo article... and subby. And that you feel so good about being "right" that your euphoria is driving you to call people names.

Proud of yourself?
2013-01-07 03:18:35 AM
1 votes:

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 03:02:44 AM
1 votes:

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 02:53:34 AM
1 votes:

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 02:47:00 AM
1 votes:

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 was trying to buy a ticket to put the instrument in the seat next to him. Unless Delta has started selling tickets for the overhead storage bins (which really wouldn't surprise me).
2013-01-07 02:43:20 AM
1 votes:

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.


Granted, I've been drinking so I may not get the point, but I think the complaint's main point is that he had legitimate precedent to buy the instrument a seat, was refused, and then suffered what one could logically consider the consequences of not being prepared for such a refusal.

Granted, I'm a bit touchy about even my worthless possessions, and will try to prepare for every conceivable instance ahead of time, but as far as dealing with the airline and its employees, it's a legitimate complaint that he should have been allowed, by their own rules, to buy a ticket for it or stow it in an available space.

But I do recognize your point that if it was that valuable it should be protected against human incompetence better.
2013-01-07 02:42:55 AM
1 votes:

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.


Again dude, reading comprehension.

"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."
2013-01-07 02:36:58 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-07 02:36:12 AM
1 votes:

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 the case is good enough, the instrument will disappear instead of being mangled. Problem solved!
2013-01-07 02:31:44 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-07 02:25:59 AM
1 votes:
Hanukkah and hockey-themed rock bands? lol wut
2013-01-07 02:25:10 AM
1 votes:
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"
2013-01-07 02:20:18 AM
1 votes:
Does it meet the size requirements for carry-ons? No? THEN farkING CHECK IT.
2013-01-07 02:14:45 AM
1 votes:
I have a German violin (I won't name the maker here), that I would not trust to anybody. Mostly because I can't afford the insurance policy on it. I checked with Allstate, and they said they wouldn't insure it, then I checked Lloyds of London for shiats and giggles. HOLY CRAP! It would cost more than my car. That fiddle sits next to me everywhere I travel. I don't trust people, and I don't let other people touch it. That fiddle was a gift from a master Luthier. If you try to pull that fiddle out of my hands, I'll sock you in the mouth, while holding on to the case. That fiddle is my baby. I have a crappy Brazilian bow, but that violin is worth a lot of money.
 
Displayed 33 of 33 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report