Thursday, July 9, 2009

United Breaks Guitars

If you live in the Maritimes, you most likely heard this today, as it was all over the news.

Many more of you who DON'T live around here, may be aware of it as well, seeing that it hit YouTube, went viral, and had over 524,000 views - last I checked.

Local musician,
Dave Carroll of Sons Of Maxwell released a video a couple of nights ago.

It detailed his experience with United Airlines, and their (baggage handlers) mis-handling of his Taylor guitar.

This event took place last year.

After many calls & email exchanges between Dave and United, the final result was that United refused to compensate him for his loss.

At all.

Finally, Dave fought back.

With music.

Way to go Dave!

Be sure to check out the Sons Of Maxwell official site HERE!

See Dave's interview and read his story HERE (click the last video link over on right for the interview).

Oh, and since his little music video became such a sensation HERE, he's fielded calls from all the major networks, and United ... yeah, they want to play nice now ;-)

Apparently, this 'struck a chord' with them. (Their words, not mine lol)



Employee No. 3699 said...

Ha! Great video.

It would be nice to hear about a happy ending with United finally replacing his Taylor guitar.

Kim's Korner said...

3699 - LOL I was adding the 'United update' at the end of the post, while you were leaving your comment :-)