Aer Lingus!! F*%@!!!
Recently I posted a discussion regarding my moving to Ireland for 7 months. Yesterday I bought the tickets. I leave September 28. Obviously when I decided to live abroad Ireland was the only choice due to the fact that I want to go play tunes. Well, before buying my tickets I had talked to many people that told me they took their instruments as carry-ons, or if you call the plane company, you could arrange the flight attendant to take it and put it in a closet at the back of the plane. Aer Lingus and their oh-so-helpful staff tell me otherwise. Coming with me on the trip, is a fiddle and a button accordion. The accordion fits the dimensions for a carry-on but the fiddle…well, it doesn’t. I have called Aer Lingus a dozen times making them fully aware of delicacy of a fiddle and the clumsiness of there mildly retarded baggage handlers and I have gotten nowhere… AHHHHH!!