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Dave Carroll: 1, United Airlines 0

July 10, 2009 @ 14:03 By: gordon Category: In the news, Music

By now you’ve probably heard about United Airlines throwing the Sons of Maxwell’s guitars around as they were loading them on the plane. Predictably, one of the guitars was damaged, so Dave Carroll asked United to fix it. United basically said “no”, to which Dave Carroll said “well then I’m going to write three songs about my experience and post them to YouTube”. I’m betting that Ms. Irlweg thought “yeah yeah… posting rant to YouTube… heard it before”. According to his website, he was hoping to get 1 million hits in the first year.

Well, over 1.3 million hits later  in 3 days and United has blinked. They’ve apparently seen the error of their ways. Of course, this probably isn’t going to stop the release of United: Songs 2 and 3. 🙂

One Response to “Dave Carroll: 1, United Airlines 0”


  1. United destroyed my luggage back in 1995, and all I got from them was a hearty “go fuck yourself”. Based on how it was packed and the damage done, my bag must have been run over by a large, heavy vehicle. They’re an Air Canada partner, so if you fly AC anywhere outside of Canada, you’re probably going to be on a UA flight.

    It’s one of the many reasons I loathe flying Air Canada. Unfortunately, competition being what it is (not) in this country, I’m often stuck…



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