Tag Archives: flying with a cello

Avoiding Cello Flightmares

 By Natasha Farny I just completed a four-city recital and masterclass tour of Brazil, which included one car trip, three domestic flights, and one round-trip international flight.  Usually when I travel for concerts, I face the frustration and complexity we … Continue reading

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Lynn Harrell takes on the Colbert Report

Monday, July 15th, the Colbert Report aired a special spoof segment called “People Who Are Destroying America.” And what name readily comes to mind as a major threat to our country? None other than cellist Lynn Harrell! Check out Stephen … Continue reading

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Reprint: Delta Kicks Lynn Harrell Out Of Frequent Flyer Program For Buying Cello Its Own Seat

(Reprinted from TheConsumerist.com) Not wanting to become the Dave Carroll of the classical music world, solo cellist Lynn Harrell purchases a second seat for his cello when they travel together. This should keep everyone happy. The airline sells an extra … Continue reading

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Bumping the Cello: An Exchange Between WestJet’s Robert Barron and Paul Katz

Shortly after my “Airline Nightmare” story appeared in the Boston Globe, WestJet representative Robert Barron wrote a letter of explanation to the Globe.  It is reprinted here, with my personal reactions injected. – PK Robert Barron – West Jet Customer Service Agent: … Continue reading

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Flying with Your Cello? Print the FAA Passenger’s Bill of Rights to Carry With You

WHEN TRAVELING WITH AN INSTRUMENT, BE SURE TO PRINT THE FOLLOWING  PASSENGER’S BILL OF RIGHTS  AND CARRY IT WITH YOU! DOWNLOAD PDF The United States’ FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – SEC. 403 § 41724, adopted by the US … Continue reading

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WQXR Podcast of Paul Katz Interview: The Pitfalls of Taking Musical Instruments on Planes

Listen:  (Reprinted from WQXR.org) U.S. airlines are more punctual and less likely to lose your bag than at any time in more than two decades, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of Bureau of Transportation data. Fewer than three … Continue reading

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Cello Is My Co-Pilot

Several years back I was flying out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. My cello was strapped into the seat next to me and I was ready to go. Lost in my own thoughts, a flight attendant leaned over and asked … Continue reading

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