Travelling light (contd.)

From a BBC NEWS report

Russian musicians returning from London after the Bolshoi Theatre’s season face an overland journey because of the new UK cabin baggage ban on planes.

They are under contract to keep their instruments with them and cannot check them in as hold baggage, chief conductor Alexander Vedernikov said.

They will probably have to travel by rail via Paris, he added….

And I thought I was unlucky having to put my MacBook in the hold!

I remember being awestruck as a kid when I was told that Pablo Casals always purchased a second (First Class) airline seat for his cello.