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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3452 times:
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A kitten was seized by airport staff in Newcastle after a British woman carried it as hand luggage from Iran.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/5286722.stm


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Kittens of mass destruction


MEEEEEOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!


User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Saw a guy traveling from Moscow to Amsterdam with a small dog in his briefcase...never barked..
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2986 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Over the years I have personally seen hedgehogs, snakes, birds, frogs, spiders, cats, dogs, (heard about a pig) and more than I can recall off hand, all brough on board in people bags, coat pockets, etc...

It's illegal and i think people who do so should be prosecuted. I don't think any of these poeple were.



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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

maybe it was CAT 3 conditions at NCL

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1553 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

I'm surprised the kitten wasn't affected by the x-ray machine............


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 5):
I'm surprised the kitten wasn't affected by the x-ray machine............

and turned into Supercat?!

I'm sure this woman was fully aware of what was going on and tried to smuggle the kitten into the UK and so not go tru the hassle of import regulations.



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineFlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7379 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 5):
I'm surprised the kitten wasn't affected by the x-ray machine............

Cats or dogs can go through the X-ray machine without any problems.

Some airlines, like Air france, allows passengers to travel with their pets, limited to dogs and cats, weighing less than 5 kg.
Restrictions : your pet must be carried in a vented bag that remains on the floor near your seat.
To ensure the comfort and safety of the other passengers, your pet must remain in its bag during the flight.

Service animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, regardless of weight, are accepted in the cabin.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12884 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 1):
Kittens of mass destruction

Don't give the terrorists any ideas!!
On a more serious note, the UK has very strict rules as to bringing in animals, especially dogs and cats to keep out rabies, which is practically non-existant there. The woman was a real idiot and her having a pet on her should have been caught by security at her originating airport.


User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Travelled for some years between Cairo and France with two cats in the cabin- (mainly on LH and AF ) thanks to very pet-friendly rules those trips went OK .There are many,many pet-owners who don't dare to travel with their pets due to uncertain rules ans fear of damage to animals in the luggage dpt.
it is not the first time animals die due to freezing temperatures in the cargo-hold...



Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineJonno From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Is the food onboard aircraft THAT bad that she was eat the darn thing w/her measly salad?  Silly

User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5344 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 3):
Over the years I have personally seen hedgehogs, snakes, birds, frogs, spiders, cats, dogs, (heard about a pig) and more than I can recall off hand, all brough on board in people bags, coat pockets, etc...

It's illegal and i think people who do so should be prosecuted. I don't think any of these poeple were.

Well it might be illegal for international flights but it certainly isn't for domestic. It happens all the time...mainly small cats and dogs in carriers that can fit under seat.

from Delta: "Your pet can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee of $50 (to be collected at check-in) when traveling within the United States (except Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Pets permitted in the cabin include dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. "

Jimbo

[Edited 2006-08-27 16:07:50]


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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2986 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 11):
Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 3):
Over the years I have personally seen hedgehogs, snakes, birds, frogs, spiders, cats, dogs, (heard about a pig) and more than I can recall off hand, all brough on board in people bags, coat pockets, etc...

It's illegal and i think people who do so should be prosecuted. I don't think any of these poeple were.

Well it might be illegal for international flights but it certainly isn't for domestic. It happens all the time...mainly small cats and dogs in carriers that can fit under seat.

from Delta: "Your pet can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee of $50 (to be collected at check-in) when traveling within the United States (except Hawaii), Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. Pets permitted in the cabin include dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. "

Jimbo....

none of the critters I mentioned were paid for. and the list you yourself referenced does not mention hedgehogs, snakes, pet insects, etc.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineTu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1109 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I have seen people bring aboard small dogs and cats all the time. There should be no problem with this!


I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
User currently offlineGregtx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Actually, it's not that hard to get your pet licensed as an Assistance Animal. You don't need to be blind or handicapped. The procedure is fairly straight forward in most states---and applies to both dogs and cats.

At that point you can likely take it onboard with you. Airlines can deny boarding...but likely won't..because of liability. All airline restrictions in terms of size/wieght/ect. apply.

Personally, I'd rather be seated next to a dog or cat than a child.....!


User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Sounds like the title for the next movie: Cats on a plane.

User currently offlineArgonaut From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Not strictly about the aviation aspects of this thread, but allow me two points of information:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 8):
UK has very strict rules as to bringing in animals, especially dogs and cats to keep out rabies, which is practically non-existant there

Rabies is not "pactically" non-existant in the U.K. It is completely non-existent, period. Hence the ultra-strict regulations.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 7):
Cats or dogs can go through the X-ray machine without any problems

This is not only wrong, but an appalling thing to say. Try looking up 'effects of x-rays on living tissue'. Then you might understand why your dentist leaves the room even when using low-doses of x-rays on your teeth (and puts a lead shield over your vital organs).



'the rank is but the guinea stamp'
User currently offlineKalvado From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting Argonaut (Reply 16):

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 7):
Cats or dogs can go through the X-ray machine without any problems

This is not only wrong, but an appalling thing to say. Try looking up 'effects of x-rays on living tissue'.

It all depends on parameters and intensity of x-ray.
I would imagine, dose is quite low - most airport x-rays are film-safe these days. Taking x-ray once a year is not an issue - doctors would get expodsed 1000 times a year if not taking precautions. And, increasing risk of cancer in 10-20 years isn't that a big deal for a cat.

Talking about exotic animals, once a guy next row had a cooler with a 2" fish.. FAs thought it was funny.. (it was US MD-80, if I remember correctly)


User currently offlineArgonaut From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Quoting Kalvado (Reply 17):
once a guy next row had a cooler with a 2" fish..

Maybe he planned a little sushi instead of risking the ham & cheese sandwich the airline wanted to sell him?  cheerful 



'the rank is but the guinea stamp'
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2370 times:
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While working gate in LAS a long while back we had a celebrity who always tried to get a chihuahua on board hidden in various places including her otherwise well occupied bra. A search was always conducted and usually expected by her. It was a game to us and her and a pain for the flight attendants.

As for my own small poodle, she goes on with me all the time after paying the surcharged (even for non-revs) in her airlines accepted "Shepa" bag. TSA is always amused at how without being told she hops in a out while the bag goes through Xray. Film and the pup come out.



Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineSFO212 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Someone brought a small cat/kitten on a flight from DTW-SFO on Northwest about a month ago. I guess the cat got out during the flight and wreaked havoc. Very frightened and angry cat. Couple of people got scratched/bitten. Animal control needed to be brought on board at SFO to catch it.

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