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Iberia Plane Returns To Save Life Of A Dog  
User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7162 times:


Unbelievable story, but very well done Iberia!

Link: ( Spanish only, sorry... )

http://www.elcomerciodigital.com/pg040806/actualidad/asturias/200408/06/vuelo.html

In short : 25 July, 20 minutes after leaving Malaga, an Iberia plane had to return to the airport to save the life of a dog in the cargohold since the teperature regulation didn't work. The captain was afraid that the dog would freeze to death. On board nobody complained and after landing they put the dog in the cabin and took off again.


KL911


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
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User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6957 times:

Isn't there usually a connection between the cabin and the cargo hold? I would have thought it to be possible to access the lower level area from the cabin and get the dog out. I guess it depends on what plane we're talking about...

Anyway, I wonder who gets the bill for the extra fuel burned. But nice of the captain to turn around.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy PA



Pan Am - The World's Most Experienced Airline.
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2992 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

I have heard of this happening a few times in the U.S. as well. The temperature in the cargo hold is regulated separately from the cabin, and it's generally not possible to access a dog in a kennel surrounded by other suitcases, cargo, etc. without landing and opening the door.

I think the fuel costs to the airline probably pale in comparison to the bad publicity that would be generated by knowingly killing someone's beloved pet!



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineAirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6847 times:

My brother-in-law did such a rescue operation too when he, as a captain, flew the Transavia Airlines' Boeing from Greece to Amsterdam. He rescued two dogs by decending steeply and landing on the nearest airport.
There was no error in the heating system. The people of the Greek airport put the dogs in the wrong cargo room.

Sorry, I have the Iberia story of the Dachshund only in Dutch:


Vliegtuig keert terug om hondenleven te redden


Uitgegeven: 6 augustus 2004 15:37
Laatst gewijzigd: 6 augustus 2004 16:42
OVIEDO - Een passagiersvliegtuig van de Spaanse maatschappij Iberia is twintig minuten na het opstijgen naar het vliegveld van Málaga teruggevlogen om het leven van de teckel Emilio te redden. De temperatuurregulatie in de bagageruimte werkte niet, waardoor het gevaar bestond dat Emilio zou doodvriezen.


De tekkel is eigendom van Ana Fernández die in het Zuid-Spaanse Málaga woont. Haar vader José Antonio Fernández en moeder Azucena Villameitide hadden Ana in Málaga bezocht. Toen Fernández en Villameitide naar Asturië in het noordwesten van Spanje terugvlogen, namen ze Emilio mee, omdat hun dochter op vakantie zou gaan.


In de vrijdageditie van de krant El Comercio zei Fernández dat de passagiers eerst niet wilden geloven dat de piloot na twintig minuten terugvloog om bevriezing van Emilio te voorkomen. "Niemand protesteerde'', aldus Fernández. "Veel mensen maakten zich zorgen over Emilio.''


Na terugkeer in Málaga bleek de teckel niets te mankeren. Emilio werd in de ruimte van de stewards en stewardessen gezet, waarna het vliegtuig opnieuw opsteeg.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

That was a very decent thing for the pilot to do. Kudos to him.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAirplanePeanut From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

Heres English!

A flight of Iberia that went to Asturias from Malaga returned to the airport of which it had taken off twenty minutes due to the danger that ran the life of a race dog teckel call "Emilio" due to a failure in the pressurization of the cabin of luggage in which it traveled. ImprimirEnviar agencies the facts happened 25 of July the past when the jeweler Jose Antonio Fernandez and their wife Villameitide Lily returned to the Principality after spending days in Malaga, where resides their daughter Ana, proprietor of the animal. The owner of "Emilio" was spending days in France which forced ' abuelos' of the mascot to become position of the dog that, according to Fernandez, is "customary" to fly since it travels in airplane several times to the year in the displacements from his proprietor to Asturias or Madrid. According to Fernandez, the dog traveled "with all the papers in order" in a cage located in the compartment of luggage of the airplane and, to the twenty minutes of flight, the commander announced that they returned to Malaga due to the freezing risk that supposed for the animal the detected problems of pressurization. "the rest of passengers in principle was not believed that the this one outside reason to give the return and thought that it was another type of failure, but when returning to the airport and verifying that it was thus nobody it protested and many worried about the state of the dog", added. Fernandez as much indicated that during the passage from return to Malaga he as their wife badly spent "a short while" when thinking that they would have to say to his daughter who its mascot had passed away since the temperature in the outside of the airplane went up to around the thirty degrees below cero. After the landing, the dog, that did not suffer any damage, was transferred in its cage to the space that habitually occupies the stewardesses in the airplane that resumed then the trip towards the Airport of Asturias, at which it arrived with a delay from hour and means with respect to the predicted schedule.


AirplanePeanut


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User currently offlineKlmyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6697 times:

Trident2E- What a ridiculous assertion. You go freeze to death, before you go to hell.
Bravo Iberia...


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6694 times:


AirplanePeanut: Well, at least the words are in English!

Trident2e: Sounds like you're just looking to stir up the pot. If you're serious, then you sound more like a NO Class Member than a First Class Member. Personally, I commend the pilot for his actions.


User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6692 times:

Trident2e,

''Crazy pilot! All dogs should be shot in my opinion.''

Persons who say stupid things should be shot as well then... bye bye...
I can't believe someone of your age saying such childish things.



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

Seems the Dutch are dog lovers. Klmyank and KL911 - go and get yourselves a sense of humour transplant as you are both clearly deficient in this area.

User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

"Crazy pilot! All dogs should be shot in my opinion."

Oh grow up. Stop being a dick.  Insane



Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

I am glad to hear that airlines care about all of their passengers.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

"I'll hold whatever opinions I choose, though I know that will be a difficult concept for an American to grasp."

Oooh. Picking on me now, eh?! Nice comeback or not...  Wink/being sarcastic
You've already hurt your credibility by saying that you'd shoot a dog so that you'd go on your merry way just to arrive on time... So what if I'm an American?! I know that I'm mature than you, it seems. You're outnumbered so your battle is lost. Give the dog a break.



Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineKl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Trident2e,

Do you have a problem or something? I know many dogs that behave better then you do. Let's just concentrate on the airline part of this story.......


KL911



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6554 times:

I think Trident2e got his ass kick by a dog back in the day. I give credit to the pilot for his actions. Screw the costs of gas and whatnot. A pissed off passenger is not worth the bad media and costs that in the end will be cause.

Get a life and grow up Trident2e, you're at least 36 and you're arguing about a dog.... What's that say?

UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6526 times:

An applause to the IB captain!!!!!

Trident2e Thanks God more people do love animals (not only dogs) than hate them like you.


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

I don't hate the entire animal kingdom, just dogs. They are useless creatures that seem to have no other purpose than to make their owners' homes stink and infested with fleas. I certainly wouldn't want my flight to be turned back to save one of them and I would shed no tears over a dead dog. I think some Far Eastern countries have the right idea - the best place for them is on a menu.

Kalakaua - I really don't mind being criticised, but at least have the courtesy to pay attention to your grammar.


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6471 times:

Just shut it already. "They are useless creatures?!" Now there, stop being hard on yourself. And for just yo'u i Practice grammar good.  Yeah sure


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

"They are useless creatures that seem to have no other purpose than to make their owners' homes stink and infested with fleas..."

If you really think the above statement is true, then you have been around some irresponsible dog owners. In this day and age with proper training and flea control products on the market this just isn't true anymore.

Trident2E, your arrogance astounds me!

As for your claims of rationalized people being the "thought" police, grow up.
You are allowed to "think" anyway you want, but you don't have to hand out this drivel that is only inflammatory in nature. Is it your nature to agitate people?



Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Trident2e:

Be nice now, just because the we got kicked out for wanting to believe in what we choose, we ended up become a great nation and saved your ass not once but twice. So put a cork in it.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

Actually Trident- its been scientifically proven that dogs lower the stress in ones live. But I guess you don't come into contact with much life living in your parents basement and all.

I am more than willing to show you a source or two. GOOD NITE ARROGANT ONE.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6271 times:

Very nice story to hear. Well done IB.

They are useless creatures that seem to have no other purpose than to make their owners' homes stink and infested with fleas.

Well, there's a simple solution to your problem: don't get a dog.

I think some Far Eastern countries have the right idea - the best place for them is on a menu.

Well you're certainly free to move to the Far East.



670


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

It's just SO easy to wind up you people! Best fun I've had all day.

User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

I commend the dog that kicked Trident's ass!

Seems like its time for another ass kickin Fido.



"To he who only has a hammer in his toolbelt, every problem looks like a nail."
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

OK, time to stop playing now children. Anyway, the wife's moaning at me to take the dogs for a walk.

25 Aa61hvy : Man if thats the best fun you've had all day your life must suck
26 LHR27C : This did happen with BA I think some years ago now, I recall reading that a west coast US - LHR flight diverted into an east coast US airport because
27 AF777ER : The Iberia Captain made a very good decision. Trident2e- if airliners.net had a direspected user list, you'd be on mine
28 Charliecossie : LHR27C: It was IAH or DFW to LGW and a DC10. Temperature control (of the rear hold) failed and went to full hot. The crew called LGW tech control on H
29 Kl911 : Thanks guys for the great reactions! I've got a dog, his name is Boomer, he flies everywhere I go, and he wanted me to start this topic. He also would
30 Flyinround731 : "They are useless creatures that seem to have no other purpose than to make their owners' homes stink and infested with fleas..." While I do agree tha
31 Type-rated : Flyinround731: I appreciate your posting. However, you would not want to bathe a dog everyday, it would lead to very dry skin. About once a month is u
32 Post contains images OB1504 : I love all dogs, unless they injure me, and I love my own two Golden Retrievers even more! Kudos to the captain! Great job for saving a dog's life! I
33 NWADC9 : What he's trying to say is probably that a dog is just an animal and it doesn't matter if it dies or not. It's just a thing! That's what I think too,
34 Md80fanatic : The value of an animal is what the owner chooses to put upon it. Passengers who travel with pets more than likely don't consider their animals as live
35 COAMiG29 : apparently there is a mix of opinions here. Trident2e thinks the dog should die and most everyone else disagrees. as for me i dont care for dogs i hav
36 Post contains images AvObserver : The pilot did indeed make the right decision and in fact, elevated his stature and that of the airline, for that matter, with the bulk of the passenge
37 TACAA320 : The main topic is if the Pilot did it right or wrong, and if he (or the airline he represent) is or not responsible not only for the paxs but for the
38 N754pr : Trident2e, Your one can short of a six pack.
39 Philaboy : I cannot believe hell is being raised over who likes dogs..... Heres my view. Either, 1. You don't like dogs, this thread is not for you, so bye bye.
40 TACAA320 : I agree with your second point of view Philaboy... So... Good night to you!
41 Trident2e : N754pr - Thank you for your observation. Can you advise me where to obtain the missing can? Oh, and for future reference it's you're, not your.
42 Post contains images Kalakaua : Who the bloody hell are you, Trident2e?! The Grammar Police?! Give it a rest. Oh, and for future reference, please do use proper punctuation marks. An
43 Pe@rson : What he's trying to say is probably that a dog is just an animal and it doesn't matter if it dies or not. It's just a thing! That's what I think too,
44 Ts-ior : Oooh GREAT !!! IBERIA should be applauded and awarded by the WWF !!!
45 LHR27C : Thanks for clearing that up Charliecossie. I think I read it in the BAA's "Heathrow: Celebration of 50 years" - quite what it has to with LHR...
46 AvianceGirlUK : Yes how nice of Iberia, considering they chucked a group of deaf people off their flight from LHR last week for not having a speaking member of the gr
47 FoxDelta : The aircraft involved was an Air Nostrum (IberiaRegional) CRJ200. Cheers
48 Smcmac32msn : I am glad to hear that airlines care about all of their passengers. Hmmm.... glad a dog can ride in the cabin. Just don't TRY to fly deaf, this IS the
49 TACAA320 : "Yes how nice of Iberia, considering they chucked a group of deaf people off their flight from LHR last week for not having a speaking member of the g
50 Bullpitt : AvianceGirlUK I don't see the connection between both incidents, and to be honest I think IB acted very well in both cases. Some people in this forum
51 AR385 : There are many issues involved here, and people just keep skirting them and going in circles. Coldly put, the dog is a piece of valuable cargo that th
52 Alphascan : Spring 1989 I was on a NW DC-9 flight from ORD to MSP. We taxied for what seemed like an hour- people were making jokes that we were going to taxi all
53 TACAA320 : AviancegirlUK I just saw your profile. Customer Service Agent at LHR?????????????? Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speechless for the rest.
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