United (and Delta) breaks guitars

Great job of making lemonade out of lemons

Same thing happened to my Scheerhorn flying in one of those high priced Calton flight cases on DELTA.  Same exact everything, ‘cept I didn’t write this great song!!!  The chorus is going to be running through my head all day now. I Love it!

3 thoughts on “United (and Delta) breaks guitars

  1. Check out the CNN report on this – – United actually did something positive with this video from these creative guys – – instead of getting mad, they use the video in their training sessions. Ah, gotta love the power of music!

  2. Thank you Republic Airlines
    by Tom Paxton

    Flying through the Michigan skies
    with a song in my innocent heart
    I placed myself in professional hands
    Masters of the traveler’s art
    When I opened my guitar case
    at the end of a beautiful flight
    I’m sure you can imagine my feelings
    as I beheld this beautiful sight

    Thank you Republic Airlines
    for breaking the neck on my guitar
    I arrived to do a concert with the Kingston Trio
    opened my guitar case with a smile “con grio”
    Thank you Republic Airlines
    What a joy to a musician you are
    What a zest you’ve added to pedestrian skies
    It was boring to be flying where the wild goose flies
    But the tedium was broken by your wonderful surprise
    when you broke the neck on my guitar

    Thank you Republic Airlines
    for treating my instrument with care
    There can be no greater happiness for a musician
    than to find his instrument in this condition
    Uh-oh, Republic Airlines
    in the firmament of travel, you’re a star
    for you treat each piece of baggage like a child of your own
    When you come across an instrument, it’s dropped like a stone
    May you waken every morning with a new broken bone
    like you broke the neck on my guitar

    Now I’ve been traveling most of my life
    and the thrill is a long time gone
    and the sight of another DC 10
    just fails to turn me on
    But I feel my heart start pounding
    when I get to the baggage claim
    and when I see how you handled my instrument
    the thrill is still the same

    Thank you Republic Airlines
    for splintering the neck on my guitar
    My guitar case was so strong that nothing could go through it
    Way to go Republic, only you could do it
    Crash bang Republic Airlines
    in the field of demolition, you’ll go far
    for you took it as a challenge when I turned in my case
    and you saw the fragile stickers glued all over the place
    May a team of mad flamingo dancers do to your face
    what you did to the neck on my guitar

    There could no satisfaction greater than if
    you should be the next to go the way of Braniff

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