Musicians know the drill.
Traveling with a large instrument generally means paying for an extra seat so that your livelihood can fly with you.
The alternative is to risk damaging your precious cargo by checking it as luggage.
The horror stories are numerous, and have likely kept many a musician from sleeping soundly the night before a flight.
But shelling out big bucks for an additional ticket doesn't always guarantee a smooth ride.
As the CBC reports, a group of students from Mount Royal University's Conservatory in Calgary met with great inconvenience after Air Canada reportedly refused to allow four cellos to fly on the same aircraft.
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Instead, the students claim, a representative from the Canadian airline told the group they maintain a strict two-cello-per-flight policy.
That meant the band of 14 students was forced to split up over two separate flights to Toronto. They were then allowed on the same flight to Warsaw — theirRead More »from Air Canada urged to clarify instrument policies after cellos split up