SANFinn From Finland, joined Dec 2008, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 13498 times:
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.
TravelRalf From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13470 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
Gliderpilot08 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13210 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.
Quoting AJO (Reply 5): pandas aren't really friendly towards humans. So I doubt they would let one "sit" in a passenger cabin.
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