Posted at 9:54 PM on November 15, 2011
by John Birge
Norwegian Air Shuttle carries a portrait of Edvard Grieg on the tail fins of their planes, but that didn't stop them from a plan to ban cellos from inside their planes.
For years, traveling cellists have purchased an extra seat on airplanes to prevent their fragile, priceless instruments from being damaged as checked baggage.
But Norwegian Air announced that starting November 1 cellos would no longer be allowed into its cabins. Security risk, they said.
Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk made a stink. He told Norwegian press that the new rule would force him to consider abandoning Norway. That got attention from officials, who have suspended the ban, but only temporarily while they are reviewing the situation.
Now, another Norwegian cellist has expressed his gratitude for the reprieve, and posted his song of thanks on YouTube:
See, that's how you get things done. No tents, no anger, no nonsense — just a simple declaration that was far too dire to ignore.