During a two-hour delay to take off on an Alaska Airlines flight to Palm Springs, four members of the Seattle Symphony – violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston, violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and cellist Walter Gray – whipped out their instruments to perform a string quartet. The performance was filmed by passenger Addie Bogart.

Surely a good reason for all airlines to allow unimpeded transportation of stringed instruments in the cabin!

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