Violinist Ray Chen, 29, wrote on social media that though playing the violin was "the last thing" on his mind, he knew how stressful delays while travelling could get. So, he whipped out his Stradivarius violin and began "a good old airplane performance."
A short video posted on his official Facebook profile shows Mr Chen walking down the aisle as he plays a delightful tune by JS Bach. The classical music was clearly a hit as passengers can be seen smiling widely and filming Mr Chen's impromptu performance.
Watch the video below:
On Facebook, the video racked up over 41,000 views since Friday.
"Careful with your bow in those tight quarters," joked a third.
Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Mr Chen won prestigious Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elizabeth competitions. He has released five critically acclaimed albums and has thousands of followers on social media.
Oh, and in case you're wondering, Mr Chen wrote on Facebook that the flight eventually made it to Lisbon, three hours after it was supposed to. Click for more trending news