Musician Kicked Off Flight For Buying Extra Seat For His Cello

A professional musician said he was kicked off of an American Airlines flight out of Washington, D.C., after purchasing an extra seat for his cello.

John Kaboff explained what happened on his Facebook page after being booted off the plane. Watch the video below.

The airline released a statement apologizing for the incident.

"We're reviewing the issue internally and apologize to Mr. Kaboff for any inconvenience he experienced today. Mr. Kaboff and his musical instrument were accommodated on the next flight to Chicago, and our customer relations team will be reaching out to him directly," the statement said.

The airline said it refunded Kaboff for the $150 ticket he purchased for his instrument.

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