Canadian musician calls out Air Canada for losing guitar

Stephen Fearing from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings performs on the Main Stage at the Winnipeg Folk...

Stephen Fearing from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings performs on the Main Stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Sunday July 10, 2011. BROOK JONES/QMI AGENCY

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, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

Canadian musician Stephen Fearing is hoping to be reunited with his guitar Friday after crews failed to load it onto his Air Canada flight from the U.K. earlier this week.

On his Facebook page, the member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings said tweets and Facebook messages sent to the airline by his fans really seemed to help.

Fearing said he flew home from London's Heathrow airport to Halifax, but his guitar didn't arrive.

"The (Air Canada) rep in Halifax told me that Heathrow terminal 2 is notorious for losing luggage (they call it delayed luggage now - hah!)," Fearing wrote Wednesday.

He asked fans to share his tweets and Facebook status in the hopes it might get the airline to listen. It worked.

Later in the day, Fearing let fans know the guitar had been found.

"I'm told the guitar will arrive here in Halifax tomorrow (Friday) afternoon," he said. "Thanks again and again, you made them pay attention."

In July, the airline was criticized for losing two guitars belonging to Ottawa singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson for four days when the equipment wasn't loaded onto a flight between Toronto and Ottawa.

In January, two Australian athletes blamed Air Canada for losing their snowboards ahead of Winter Olympic qualifiers held in Quebec City. The snowboards were delivered in time for the competition, but the athletes lost two days of training.


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