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Mouse Versus SAS A330-Who Wins?  
User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7427 times:

The mouse:
“Due to safety concerns SAS has decided to ground the aircraft until the mouse has been caught.”
"As the Airbus 330 is among the largest aircraft in the SAS fleet, finding a replacement has been difficult."

http://www.thelocal.se/35584/20110816/

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7394 times:

Really feel bad for those passengers. Hopefully they will find the mouse before tomorrow morning, or another long haul rotation will be cancelled. SAS doesnt have any spare long haul airplanes to cover for this.


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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6959 times:
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With all the crumbs on a cabin carpet (even after the aircraft has been cleaned) the mouse has no desire to leave that airplane until it has stocked up its belly for winter. So far, the mouse wins.


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User currently offlineacidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6885 times:
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Whatever happened to keeping a cat on hand for this problem? I thought that was the usual remedy for this problem.


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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6735 times:

I recommend baiting a trap with peanut butter. Always works for me. Do you have peanut butter in Scandinavia, or is that a US thing? Maybe Nutella would work.

User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6587 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):
Do you have peanut butter in Scandinavia, or is that a US thing? Maybe Nutella would work.

Chocolate is supposed to work well...



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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):
Do you have peanut butter in Scandinavia

We do  



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6564 times:

I wonder if they caught the mouse as both ARN-US flights departed this morning.


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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

Surely in these situations they seal off the aircraft and fumigate it, killing the mouse and any other animal that may be dwelling in the fuselage?

I remember watching "Airline" years ago when a Britannia 767 had a lizard running around so they just fumigated it and removed the dead critter afterwards.

Although, maybe they can recruit the mouse as crew? Will probably be friendly and nicer to behold than current SAS cabin crew!



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User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6195 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 8):
Surely in these situations they seal off the aircraft and fumigate it, killing the mouse and any other animal that may be dwelling in the fuselage?

Then they have to find the carcass before it starts rotting and stinking up the cabin.   


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6181 times:

Hm, an Airbus is flown by a joystick, so why not by a mouse?

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 8):
Surely in these situations they seal off the aircraft and fumigate it
Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 8):
a Britannia 767 had a lizard running around so they just fumigated it and removed the dead critter afterwards.

Hang on...what about animal welfare issues? A mouse is a valid life too and needs respect like any other living organism.

This might be a good time for SAS to look at their hygiene. Crumbs on cabin floors, the health aspects of their catering suppliers, cleanliness of airport terminals.

It's not the mouse's fault it found an ideal place to live.


User currently offlinekaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3072 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

Reminds me of a flight I took in 1982 from YMC-YUL on an AC DC-9. I had 2 boxes of live lobsters which I didn't want to check, because there'd be nothing in them by the time the YUL baggage handlers had dealt with them. They wouldn't fit in the overhead, so we stowed them in a lav. We encountered a nasty 30 seconds of CAT, lav door flew open, boxes flew out - live lobsters scuttling around the back of the plane, and pax with their feet up on the seat.


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User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

Perhaps it was looking for the afternoon flight to Amsterdam........did it have clogs on?


  


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4828 times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14556408


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User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 830 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4625 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 14):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14556408
Quote:
"This is the most expensive mouse in the history of humankind," joked Mr Roach

This reads like Alice in Wonderland. 


User currently offlinebreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 10):
Hm, an Airbus is flown by a joystick, so why not by a mouse?

   Well said Burkhard!


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2185 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

The mouse is unlike some a.netters. She did not go for the 4 engines 4 long haul thing, yet she had the choice given the nature of SAS fleet.


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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13551 posts, RR: 100
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3765 times:
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Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 2):
With all the crumbs on a cabin carpet (even after the aircraft has been cleaned) the mouse has no desire to leave that airplane until it has stocked up its belly for winter. So far, the mouse wins.

Have you ever seen the barrels of food scrapped out of aircraft at maintenance checks? Hundreds of pounds (I'm not kidding or exagerating) with some examples.   

That mouse, its kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids are set for life!

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 14):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14556408

Article had this amusing link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6183587.stm

"The small rodents - about 80 in total, according to a local newspaper - escaped from the bag of a man travelling on the domestic flight. "

I loved this bit: "No explanation was given for the man's live cargo."


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 10):
Hm, an Airbus is flown by a joystick, so why not by a mouse?

I love it!!!


  



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 18):
"The small rodents - about 80 in total, according to a local newspaper - escaped from the bag of a man travelling on the domestic flight. "

I was gonna say that this would make a pretty crappy movie, but compared to the snake version, I don't see how it could be any worse...

"I've had it with these motherf*@#!ng mice on this motherf*@#!ng plane!"

Cheers
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Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Quoting kaiarahi (Reply 12):
Reminds me of a flight I took in 1982 from YMC-YUL on an AC DC-9. I had 2 boxes of live lobsters which I didn't want to check, because there'd be nothing in them by the time the YUL baggage handlers had dealt with them. They wouldn't fit in the overhead, so we stowed them in a lav.

I can't believe they let you do this! Those were the days...


User currently offlinecschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 18):
I loved this bit: "No explanation was given for the man's live cargo."

Maybe it was food for his other live cargo, a snake. In which case....all sorts of jokes come to mind.


User currently offlinesydaircargo From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 4):
I recommend baiting a trap with peanut butter. Always works for me. Do you have peanut butter in Scandinavia, or is that a US thing? Maybe Nutella would work.

can confirm the trap with peanut butter worked here in sydney.


User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting cschleic (Reply 22):
Maybe it was food for his other live cargo, a snake. In which case....all sorts of jokes come to mind.

"I've had it with these motherf*@#!ng snakes eating these motherf*@#!ng mice on this motherf*@#!ng plane"



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User currently offlineEBGARN From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

This thread needs an update from Tristarsteve!

Please?



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