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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

TRAVEL VIDEO OF THE WEEK: United Breaks Guitars Song 2

  • United Breaks Guitars Song 2
    I'm sure you've seen (we featured it back in July) or at least heard about the United Breaks Guitars video. It took the web and United Airlines by storm in a very short time. It was a song written and performed by Dave Carrol who is in a Canadian band called Sons of Maxwell. Dave and his band were on a United Airlines flight from Halifax to Omaha via Chicago and he witnessed the baggage handlers toss his $3,500 Taylor guitar, which in turn damaged it. When United gave Dave the run-around for almost a year, he promised the last person to finally say "no" to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that he would write and produce three songs about his experience and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. Well, United snickered and it came back to bite them in the a**. What I love about the web is that it gives us little guys the power to make the big guys (major airlines) accountable. The first video received over 5 million views on YouTube! That was just the beginning because song number two was released a couple of weeks ago and it's a major production full of volunteers who were upset with United as well. Here's Dave's full story and songs one and two.

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