KLM airline refuses to allow viola in the cabin, despite misleading hand baggage policy


Violist Rachel Bolt was unable to book an extra seat for her instrument on the fully booked flight from London to St Barts via Amsterdam, but eventually convinced staff to allow her to board following a two-hour stand off

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