Apparently, some peeps at United Airlines got the hot squirts after seeing that Dave Carroll’s video “United Breaks Guitars” 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 don’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, “No thanks,” 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, “Good for him. The airline deserves having its nose rubbed in the dirt on this one.” 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 travelin’ guitars in the future, and that’s a good thing.
Thanks to my buddy Mike for the heads up.