A Flatbush pol is demanding airlines take better care of Brooklyn musicians’ precious cargo.
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D–Flatbush) is pushing new rules that will ensure airlines treat Brooklyn melody-makers’ gear with some tender-lovin’ care.
“Our musicians will remain on location, touring ’round the nation,” Clarke said, quoting the Beastie Boys classic “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” when touting the new rules, which would force airlines to better protect musical instruments on flights.
Clarke asked the Federal Aviation Administration to see if it would be possible to allow musicians to carry on their guitars and horn instruments.
But the congresswoman’s office was light on details about how to make the proposal workable, saying that it would be up to the regulators to implement the plan.
“It really relies on the agencies to fill in the interstices,” said Clarke spokesman Patrick Rheaume.
The idea came out of a Tennessee legislator’s complaint about country strummers’ achy-breaky instruments, Rheaume said.