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Published on Jul 11, 2009
[Short Version: Song Only - a remix of the tune can be found here http://tinyurl.com/songnw ] On June 14th, 2009 - Northwest Airlines baggage handlers damaged Bing's Folkcraft double-neck mountain dulcimer on flight 2363 from Detroit, MI to Ft. Wayne, IN. Many people requested that Bing write a song about the situation, much like Tom Paxton did in his tune "Thank You Republic Airlines."
When Dave Carroll released the video for "United Breaks Guitars", Bing saw an opportunity for even more awareness in the area of baggage handling guidelines for airlines, not to mention perhaps an opportunity to have Northwest finally hear his story out and pay for the damages inflicted by their ground crew. "Only A Northwest Song" was written and recorded on Friday, July 10th with the video following later that night.