On Air Now
Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
19 January 2016, 12:06 | Updated: 5 January 2017, 11:32
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.