Apparently, some peeps at United Airlines got the hot squirts after seeing that Dave Carrollâ€™s video â€œUnited Breaks Guitarsâ€ was watched by about a gazillion people. United, which repeatedly blew Carroll off after the guitar-breaking incident, apparently has had a change of heart and contacted him about paying compensation for his broken Taylor Guitar. I donâ€™t know, but the lawyer in me suspects that United may well have wanted a quid for the quo, namely that Carroll pull the video.
Carroll graciously said, â€œNo thanks,â€ and suggested that United give the money to charity. He also promised a new video.
The righteous part of me and the guitar owner part of me thinks, â€œGood for him. The airline deserves having its nose rubbed in the dirt on this one.â€ The cynical part thinks that Dave will benefit quite well by keeping the story alive.
At very least, maybe airlines will be a bit more careful with travelinâ€™ guitars in the future, and thatâ€™s a good thing.
Thanks to my buddy Mike for the heads up.