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When classical guitarist André Simão got off his flight in Charles De Gaulle airport, he was totally fine - more than can be said for his prized concert guitar.
Simão posted pictures of the damage on Facebook, encouraging a stream of furious and sympathetic comments.
The pictures show that the instrument was so mishandled that even the guitar’s hard case was damaged.
It’s just the latest in a long series of musical instruments being damaged during international flights.
Air France’s policies do allow for guitars to be transported as hand luggage , but Simão says in the Facebook comments below his post that he was not informed when checking in.