Ryanair passenger movies baggage handler ‘slamming’ his musical instruments on to…

17 July 2023, 12:57 | Up to date: 18 July 2023, 12:24

Ryanair passenger movies baggage handler ‘slamming’ his musical instruments on to airport luggage belt.


Musicians have rallied in fury about a clip of an airport baggage handler throwing musical instrument cases on to a conveyor belt.

Footage of an airport baggage handler “slamming” two guitars on to the baggage carousel of a Ryanair plane went viral about the weekend.

Musician James Elson, who was travelling to execute at a marriage ceremony, filmed the incident from the window of the stationary airplane.

“Our fragile musical devices remaining looked right after – not,” the guitarist tweeted alongside a video clip clip.

As the next scenario is introduced onto the belt, a further passenger on the plane can be overheard scoffing, and exclaiming, “Oh their equipment!”

Elson did not identify the airport, but tagged Ryanair in his tweet. “To feel the total we paid for you to just take them…” Elson additional.

“Absolutely appalling purchaser service.”

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Ryanair’s musical instrument policy cites an “excess baggage fee” of €65/£65 for managing musical devices.

For greater musical devices, the airline necessitates travellers to pay back a complete supplemental fare to maintain it on board. “Musical goods these as a cello, guitar, violin or viola which exceed our cabin baggage proportions may perhaps be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the acceptable fare paid,” its policy states.

The movie posted by Elson has experienced 5.8 million sights on Twitter, and has ignited a mass dialogue all-around the dealing with of musical devices by airlines.

Political campaigner and singer, Feargal Sharkey, received involved in the conversation, sharing the video clip and introducing: “Oops!”

One user observed: “It essentially took more effort and hard work to raise it better and slam it down.”

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Scottish singer Iona Fyfe shared the clip on her Twitter, adding: “This is an appalling way to address anyone’s luggage, allow alone a fragile musical instrument, someone’s livelihood and means of making profits.”

Audio professor Robert Komaniecki also quotation-tweeted the online video. “It essentially takes a lot more power to toss them like that than just carry and put carefully,” he claimed.

Singer-songwriter Grace Petrie included: “I can not stand viewing this. I’ve had so lots of guitars harmed by baggage handlers. Why cannot any one do just about anything about it? Why really don’t airlines care? All anyone at any time tells you in response is to guide a seat for it, but that’s the price of an solely new airfare?”

Another person pointed out Ryanair’s coverage, that allows musicians to invest in an extra airplane ticket for their instrument. “Playing devils advocate you positioned them into cargo,” the user wrote. “I know other folks with worthwhile instruments will pay for an more seat. I never see the baggage handler executing everything completely wrong.”

Traditional FM has contacted Ryanair for comment.

Elson followed up to his unique tweet with a video of him and his band participating in ABBA wedding ceremony favourite, ‘Mamma Mia’.

“Guitars ended up fortunately fantastic and the marriage was ace, inspite of @Ryanair’s finest initiatives,” he added.

The reaction to the movie delivers up a broader discussion all around how airways and airports handle musical instruments.

Earlier this yr, Warner-signed Polish violinist Janusz Wawrowski was forced to get an eight-hour mentor journey, as opposed to a one particular-hour flight, after his airline demanded he retail store his €5 million Stradivarius violin in the hold.

Go through Typical FM and the Incorporated Modern society of Musicians’ guidebook to travelling with a musical instrument right here.

This violinist played for passengers on his flight – in exchange for overhead area