United Airlines Facing New Complaints Regarding Refusal To Fly With Instrument

United Airlines says it wants to contact a musician who claims she was prohibited from boarding a United flight with her violin. The girl says the refusal led to a "scuffle" that caused her to miss her flight and allegedly injure her hand.

Yennifer Correia and her attorney say the scuffle happened Sunday in Houston as the Memphis musician was preparing to fly to Missouri for a symphony rehearsal. Correia had a discount fare that United's website says doesn't let passengers stow luggage overhead, except for "small" musical instruments.

In January, a Florida graduate student sought public help in replacing a cello she claimed was smashed on a United flight. 

Another violinist last year reported being kicked off a United flight for trying to stow her instrument below seats.

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