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Topic: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: SANFinn
Posted 2008-12-15 00:48:35 and read 11058 times.

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Maybe the professional photographers here can help me? We are having an argument if the above picture is real or not. I did a bunch of Googling but could not confirm really if it actually is true or fake. Supposibly its an ANA plane flying a panda from China to Japan. I'm sorry for the low quality, Having not flown ANA ever I can't really even tell if that part is true or not.

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: TravelRalf
Posted 2008-12-15 02:28:14 and read 11030 times.

well, this is definitly no living panda....

A good friend of mine brought his daughter a toy panda with a size like in the picture back home from a business trip to japan. The plane had enough empty seats so that he could take it on board. Maybe it's the same here  Wink

Ralf

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Viv
Posted 2008-12-15 02:59:10 and read 11022 times.

The photo is not a fake.

The panda is a fake.

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Stil
Posted 2008-12-15 03:40:31 and read 10994 times.

Hi.

A panda in an emergency row? I doubt it. A panda is dangerous in case of an emergency because he can't put the lifejacket by himself and can block the exit.

Stil

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: WILCO737
Posted 2008-12-15 04:44:33 and read 10972 times.



Quoting Stil (Reply 3):

A panda in an emergency row? I doubt it. A panda is dangerous in case of an emergency because he can't put the lifejacket by himself and can block the exit.

 rotfl  Exactly my thought. I'd put him in some other row  Wink

WILCO737 (MD11F)
 airplane 

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: AJO
Posted 2008-12-15 11:00:25 and read 10878 times.

Contrary to popular belief, pandas aren't really friendly towards humans. So I doubt they would let one "sit" in a passenger cabin.

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Gliderpilot08
Posted 2008-12-15 19:53:49 and read 10770 times.

I really don't think there are going to let a wild panda on board a passenger aircraft; Even if it was a trained Panda.
Also, If I was flying this airline and saw live panda boarding the plane, I would probably change flights. I guess that's a personal preference for safety reasons.  Yeah sure

Quoting AJO (Reply 5):
pandas aren't really friendly towards humans. So I doubt they would let one "sit" in a passenger cabin.

agreed

Cheers
Luke  Wink

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: UnattendedBag
Posted 2008-12-16 04:40:54 and read 10694 times.



Quoting Stil (Reply 3):
A panda in an emergency row? I doubt it.

looks like an emergency row to me. however, I cannot read that language above the door that preceedes "EXIT". Maybe it says "NOT AN".  Wink

to the thread starter:
this is NOT how priceless and dangerous pandas travel. Im now wondering if that traveler purchased a seat for that stuffed animal.

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Gliderpilot08
Posted 2008-12-16 06:28:19 and read 10665 times.



Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 7):
Im now wondering if that traveler purchased a seat for that stuffed animal.

Ha Ha, I think I would ship it back as a package and save myself all that money.

Cheers

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: JakTrax
Posted 2008-12-16 07:06:34 and read 10659 times.

I don't care if it looks fake, is fake or whatever - simple fact is that NO airline would flout quarantine rules like this, especially ANA.

No matter how real this looks, logic should tell you that it's an impossibility.

Karl

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: AJO
Posted 2008-12-16 10:41:16 and read 10604 times.



Quoting Gliderpilot08 (Reply 8):
Ha Ha, I think I would ship it back as a package and save myself all that money.

Not to mention, to save yourself from all the looks you get from fellow pax  Smile

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Daleaholic
Posted 2008-12-16 16:00:48 and read 10542 times.

As fake as the panda is, still looks pretty funny Big grin

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Thierryd
Posted 2008-12-16 16:45:48 and read 10533 times.



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 11):
As fake as the panda is, still looks pretty funny 

Absolutely!!! Big grin

Thierry

Topic: RE: Is This Picture Of Panda Flying A Fake?
Username: Soon7x7
Posted 2008-12-17 20:00:07 and read 10406 times.

The Panda is real, the mannequin next to it with the computer was placed there to comfort the Panda...  crazy 


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