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Air Canada Makes Public Declaration of No Violas in the Cabin
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KindaScratchy
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October 2, 2014 - 9:21 pm
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From the Violin Channel:

Air Canada has today published a detailed explanation of its musical instrument transportation policy – declaring violins and cellos are permitted to be taken within the cabin, but violas must be transported within the hold.

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I thought this might be a joke, but apparently not. 

It really doesn't make sense, as a rule.

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Wow, I love our Canadian neighbors, but almost don't know what to say to this.

A Cello is ok (if you purchase a seat for it), but not a Viola which is obviously smaller.

Guitar and Banjo are both alright as carry on also.

And @KindaScratchy -  Diane, I noticed they don't have Mandos on the list at all. So you might have to leave Amanda Lynn at home.tongue

I did get a little bit of a chuckle when I looked at the instrument list, because they have both Fiddle and Violin on there as separate items.

Well, I guess they have their reasons. But for now, I will remain a little confused with the overall logic.dunno

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well you know what I'd have to tell them

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I was convinced that this was a viola joke right up until the end where it said:

The policy announcement comes just months after virtuoso Itzhak Perlman filed a formal complaint against the airline

Had they ended it there it might have been fairly funny, but then it goes on to say:

after he was abandoned by an Air Canada disability assistant at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

So, it turns out not to be a joke and is also horrible reporting since, I doubt the last sentence has anything whatsoever to do with the rest of the article.  That is, unless the dolt who wrote the article or the morons at the airline think that Perlman is a violist.

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It seems all wonky and it is frustrating.   Grrrh

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The policy announcement comes just months after virtuoso Itzhak Perlman filed a formal complaint against the airline – after he was abandoned by an Air Canada disability assistant at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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What on earth does this have to do with viola's,, I.P. plays violin, for crying out loud. Surprised they didn't ban wheel chairs too.

Got to be a Queen thing.   b-slap

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Fiddlerman
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October 3, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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Why did the violinist put his instrument in a viola case???
He didn't want it stolen.

Why did the violist put his viola in a violin case.... Hmmmmmmm!!!
I guess we should start selling violin cases that fit violas. LOL
That would be something wouldn't it? Canadian violin cases for your viola and your flight.
I guess size really does matter.

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And as many of the comments under the article pointed out, it's unlikely that your average airline employee would be able to tell the difference between a violin and a viola, anyway.

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KindaScratchy said
And as many of the comments under the article pointed out, it's unlikely that your average airline employee would be able to tell the difference between a violin and a viola, anyway.

exactlyfacepalm

@kindascratchy, you're absolutely right.  They know hockey sticks and donuts, but I'll bet there aren't 5 airline employees in all of Canada that can tell a violin from a viola. 

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ha ha.. Pierre that is pretty funny...

And yes... how would they know.. very very interesting.  But actually in all the joking.. if you have an expensive viola, and need to somewhere.. who can risk it?  

I hope it gets squared away on way or another.... 

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My guess is that they are not that strict about it. Any of our Canadian viola members have experience with this?

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