We all know what happened when musician Dave Carroll checked his guitar on a United flight.
You’d expect that to serve as a cautionary tale for musicians everywhere. Perhaps it did and is the reason why Michael Bont of Greensky Bluegrass flew American.
That didn’t work out well for him. But as they say you should see the other guy. Here’s what happened to his banjo:
It’s plausible I suppose that American’s baggage handlers just don’t like that Greensky Bluegrass isn’t exactly ‘traditional’ bluegrass.
For anyone considering traveling with a banjo in the future, some guy put together the Definitive Guide to Flying With a Banjo.
Greenksy Bluegrass at the 8×10 Club in Baltimore, By Mr.schultz, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons