The other day the Michael W Travels Family flew on Iberia Airlines to Madrid on the way to our final destination, Dublin, Ireland.
I have to say that Iberia did not impress me at all. I felt claustrophobic in the seat and customer service wasn’t great either. The movie options during the flight were crappy too, but at least the meal was tasty although a bit salty!
Soon after taking our seats, I turned around and noticed what might just be the oddest airline passenger that I’ve ever seen on a flight.
A passenger doesn’t have to be a human being, does it? Well in this case it wasn’t, it was a cello. Yes, a cello as in the musical instrument!
I found the cello to be an odd passenger considering a $20,000,000 violin wasn’t allowed on a plane last year as a carry-on. (Although it is allowed on as long as it fits in the overhead bin or under a seat.)
However, there is no chance a cello would be allowed on as a carry-on.
My guess is that the owner (bald head with headphones) bought his cello a seat on the flight. I was just curious about a few things.
- How do you purchase a seat for a non- human passenger?
- Does the cello get offered a meal?
- Does the cello earn frequent flyer miles?
While a cello might be an odd airline passenger, it probably makes for a decent neighbor. The cello won’t start awkward conversations or take up the armrest!
We passed them though on the moving sidewalk.
The cello appears to be a EU passport holder as the owner got on that line at passport control.
What’s the oddest airline passenger that you’ve ever come across during a flight?