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Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)  
User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22165 times:

My window-seat pax alerted me to this Cranefly - in the UK a Daddy Longlegs - on a U2 A319 while at FL370.

How can a Cranefly get between the window panes?




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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22158 times:

Doesn't look like a Daddy Long Legs to me, since it has wings and a long body.

In the USA, Daddy Long Legs's are spider like bugs with tiny round bodies and six very long legs. Walks like a spider, looks like a spider, but it's not an arachnid.



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User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22108 times:

Had a feeling someone outside the UK would need enlightnment,

http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th6g.htm



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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 22017 times:

Yes definitely not the same thing we call "Daddy Longlegs" in the US.

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 22025 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
but it's not an arachnid

Interesting. What is it, then?



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 22026 times:

Did this happen to escape from a crew lunch box?  Big grin


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 22006 times:

UK Daddy Longlegs:


http://www.highroad.org/ranch%20images/Insects/cranefly-hand.jpg



US Daddy Longlegs

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/photos/daddylonglegcloseup01.jpg



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21925 times:

There are three insects known as "Daddy Long Legs" around the world. In the UK it is the Crane Fly, with wings. In the US it is like a spider, as Alitalia744 stated.

There is another type but I can't remember what it's called!


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21935 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
Walks like a spider, looks like a spider, but it's not an arachnid.

It is an arachnid, just not a spider.

Spiders have two body sections whereas the Harvestman's sections are joined. And they don't have silk glands.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 7):
There is another type but I can't remember what it's called!

That'll be the daddy long legs spider. Which is a spider and is similar in apperance to the other two daddy long legs.

[Edited 2006-10-24 22:18:54]

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21815 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):
Interesting. What is it, then?

See below.

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 8):
It is an arachnid, just not a spider.

I got it backwards. Not a spider, but is an arachnid. Doesn't spin webs or make silk, AFAIK.

Then of course, there's the one that IS a spider...  Wink

But most USA citizens know the one that looks like a spider but isn't a spider...



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21743 times:

You people are driving me crazy.  spin  I don't care what it is but how did it get between the windows?  crowded 

User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 21725 times:

This is absolutely hilarious.  laughing 

User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 21551 times:

ive seen flys in the window during mantinence i guess?

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 21490 times:

Quoting SimProgrammer (Thread starter):
How can a Cranefly get between the window panes?

He is not between the window panes. He is between the inner pane and the scratch shield that is part of the side wall panel. He could just crawl up the inside of the side wall.


User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 21372 times:

Must be a sequel to "Snakes on a Plane" called "Arachnids in the Air!"


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 20388 times:

Maybe this beast was going on vacation or visiting a long lost relative. Did it get off when you landed? Even though it has wings, it must hvae wanted to go someplace quickly.


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User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 20349 times:

LOL. Best I've seen was a 2" cocroach between shield and window on a TACV ATR 42. But I have to say that one takes the cake! Now imagine if there was a huntsman spider or something. I wouldn't be able to sit next to that...


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User currently offlineSevenforeseven From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18967 times:

Did he pay his fare??

User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4838 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18970 times:
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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 9):
But most USA citizens know the one that looks like a spider but isn't a spider...

Interesting. Out here in California, the only "Daddy Long Legs" I have ever known about is the one that IS a spider. Learn something new everyday...

I HATE spiders!   scared   

[Edited 2006-10-25 08:55:13]


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 18870 times:

Quoting Sevenforeseven (Reply 17):
Did he pay his fare??

Of course he used his Cricket Card at Bug Busy International Travel Enterprise Service.  Smile (The Insect and Arachnid world doesn't have online shopping yet...just a little outdated)



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineUKCO From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 18491 times:

I prefer the US version

User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 18322 times:

Is it Stelios in disguise?


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User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 18044 times:

Ryanair would have charged him.

User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 17920 times:

He's trying to get Platinum before the end of the year.
Or is he dead-heading, quite literally  Wink


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day ago) and read 17866 times:

Quoting RayPettit (Reply 22):
Ryanair would have charged him

I think FR would have charged the passenger sitting in the window seat an excess baggage charge, €3 for priority boarding of the daddy long legs, €3 for non-disclosure of an accompanying pet, €3 for not checking-in the pet on line or at the airport and, no, the daddy long legs (or whatever) is not getting a free cup of coffee. He did not pay for his fare.

Just imagine if someone scared of spiders was sitting in the seat, suddenly saw the daddy long legs when the plane was airborne and let out a piercing scream. Other passengers would probably think the plane might be under threat and scream too. The armed sky marshall would jump into action, the captain might make an emergency landing, and the Bush and Blair Governments would be referring to "Weapons of Mass Destruction" found on the aircraft after the daddy long legs is removed.

 biggrin 



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25 Qantas737 : The Daddy Long Legs that is a spider is the one that we find in Australia. Correct me if Im wrong, but it sure isnt either of those two from above and
26 Silver1SWA : That is the "daddy long legs" spider I am familiar with.
27 Post contains images Nighthawk : They do, but noone uses the internet, as its still full of bugs....
28 Speedbirdie : Erm ok, let me be sensible here!! Ive always been told bugs get through the air conditioning system and get sucked through, die on the way and end up
29 Post contains images Justplanecrazy : He's just migrating for the winter he will be on the return flight in a few months.Lots of insects do this to save time and effort.He's like me he pre
30 Nighthawk : Insects clearly prefer EasyJet as the OP has reported....
31 SkidMarque : That's the inflight catering
32 SkidMarque : Six quid it costs too !
33 Post contains images EMA747 : Quite a funny post to read,something a bit different. Made me laugh anyway.
34 Post contains images 53Sqdn : Bloody funny BCAL. Thanks for making my day
35 Post contains images 53Sqdn : Just as an aside, I thought I saw it holding some sort of weapon. Maybe, it's not an Arachnid but, it could possibly be an Iraqnid?
36 BA767s : I've flown on that a/c a number of times. A few of our a/c have them in the windows its not just U2 as speedbirdie said! Theres a big moth called stel
37 BCAL : And there is a really old turtle that can be found in one of BD's aircraft nicknamed 'Bishop' by BD crews and passengers. He can never make his mind
38 Monteycarlos : Don't tell Village Roadshow that... They'll do it. Trust me.
39 Bongo : Whatever it is, I´ve seen many insects inside an airplane window...I think the question here is how did this whatever animal entered there ?
40 Post contains images Lostmoon744 : Just conjecture now: perhaps it started in there as a larvae or egg, or started near the window. Being tiny as it was, it may have crawled in there a
41 Justplanecrazy : you mean we should be discussing how it got past security.I would say it was sneaky somehow.
42 Post contains images Tom in NO : I'm guessing a call to Orkin Pest Control was out of the question..... Tom at MSY
43 Post contains links Concentriq : Speaking of daddy long legs: This is a funny one here: http://cracker.com.au/viewthread.aspx?threadid=97119&categoryid=11081
44 474218 : You should have told your seat mate; "if you wanted to take your pet with you on holiday, it should have been caged and in transported in the cargo c
45 Sovietjet : Was this alive during the flight or was it just sitting there dead?
46 Gh123 : It is not an arachnid - it has six legs which therefore makes it an INSECT! Plenty of ANORAK-NIDS on A-Net though!
47 Post contains images ZRHnerd : lmfao! That made my day, thanks
48 Cadet57 : Read:
49 Post contains images Gortsilo :
50 Silver1SWA : Cadet57, There are three different "daddy long legs" being discussed in this thread. One is an insect, one is an arachnid but not a spider, and final
51 Cadet57 : This is too confusing... When did there become a third? My mistake... I thought the non spider daddy long legs and the harvestman were both arachnid.
52 Post contains images Silver1SWA : Replies 7 and 8.
53 Pygmalion : Bugs and other things get between the inner scratch pane and the outer 2 structural panes during maintenance. The inner pane and the window trim gaske
54 Cumulus : No, he wasn't dead - he was just high!
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