United Airlines is still “re-accommodating” some of its unfortunate passengers.
When a Houston gate agent at United Airlines told music student Yennifer Correia she would have to check her 17th-century violin, which costs more than her car, she asked the official what her other options were.
According to her attorney, the situation went quickly downhill from thre.
Correia, a classical musician on her way to play in the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, asked for a supervisor. But the supervisor simply told her he had to take the violin.
Correia begged him, “I can’t not take my violin on board. I’ll pay the money. I’ll take another flight. Just tell me what I can do?”
Then, the United Airlines supervisor “lunged” for the luggage and attempted to wrestle it away from Yennifer.
The young musician’s hand was injured in the altercation. She is currently undergoing medical tests to see if she can continue with the Orchestra.