777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12644 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4570 times:
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An strange passenger was found on an NZ flight from BNE to AKL last night, with a snake joining passengers in economy class. The flight was about an hour out of BNE when a passenger found the stowaway up the back of the cabin.
NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
Lucky it wasn't venomous, I wonder how it got there? Perhaps when loading the 744? Although it's not hard for a passenger to smuggle it on. Just put it in your jacket that you're wearing when walking through the metal detector.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4274 times:
Seen a rat run down the stairs right after the door opened on PIA once and Air India had a same incident at BKK with rats. Maybe it was Indian Air, but my friend was working the flight and they found the rat. I can keep going on my experiences of even finding roach infestations behind food carts on another carrier etc.
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Adh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3932 times:
I imagine this is of some concern to New Zealand's agricultural authorities. They are very sensitive about bringing non native animals into NZ. I don't believe there are any snakes native to NZ and one getting estabilished could be very dangerous to their eco system.