EasyJet blocks world-famous musician from flight as £3.5m violin is held
Anton Sorokow, who performs with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, missed his flight after staff insisted the fiddle had to go in the hold as the cabin was full.
But the freezing, high-altitude temperatures in the hold could damage the violin beyond repair.
As a result, he had to cancel a lucrative job in Italy.
His 276-year-old Guarneri “del Gesu” violin is on loan from the Austrian National Bank and is insured for €4million.
EasyJet has apologised, but the Austro-Russian musician says he will avoid using the airline again.
Mr Sorokow, 40, a professor at the University of Music and... read more
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