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…A musician was booted off an American Airlines flight after the crew said his cello posed a safety risk.
John Kaboff says he was removed from his flight on Tuesday from Reagan National Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport after the crew said his cello touched the floor and couldn’t be strapped into the extra seat he brought for it. He says he asked for a seatbelt extension to better cradle the $100,000 cello, but was denied.
The 46-year-old Kaboff of Vienna, Virginia says ground personnel acknowledged the error and booked him on the next American Airlines flight to Chicago.
Only then –
…American Airlines apologized to Kaboff for “the inconvenience” that he experienced.
Since the advent of the crazy quilt of absurd procedures fear-stricken bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Insecurity have introduced – I no longer fly. I’m not going anywhere I can’t drive to in my 23-year-old pickup truck. Tales like this one point out the amplification of stupidity that has become an ordinary part of any American’s attempt at air travel.