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Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:45 am

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:50 am

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:56 am

Had a feeling someone outside the UK would need enlightnment,

http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th6g.htm
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:03 am

Yes definitely not the same thing we call "Daddy Longlegs" in the US.
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:05 am




Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
but it's not an arachnid

Interesting. What is it, then?



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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:05 am

Did this happen to escape from a crew lunch box?  Big grin
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:05 am

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:13 am

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!
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:13 am

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]
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:32 am

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:45 am

You people are driving me crazy.  spin  I don't care what it is but how did it get between the windows?  crowded 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:49 am

This is absolutely hilarious.  laughing 
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:36 am

ive seen flys in the window during mantinence i guess?
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:40 am

Must be a sequel to "Snakes on a Plane" called "Arachnids in the Air!"
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:15 pm

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:18 pm

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:51 pm

Did he pay his fare??
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:54 pm

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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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:02 pm

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)
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:46 pm

I prefer the US version
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:07 pm

Is it Stelios in disguise?
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:36 pm

Ryanair would have charged him.
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:52 pm

He's trying to get Platinum before the end of the year.
Or is he dead-heading, quite literally  Wink
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:57 pm

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.

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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:27 pm

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 it has the two piece body. I'm pretty sure its the same one as they tested on an episode of Mythbusters where they tested to see if the myth that 'it is the most venomous spider in the world but its fangs arent big enough to bite' is true (common myth here in Australia, which was found to be untrue).

Interesting post, must admit I have never seen any sort of creature behind the window of a plane.
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:47 pm

Quoting Qantas737 (Reply 25):
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 it has the two piece body. I'm pretty sure its the same one as they tested on an episode of Mythbusters where they tested to see if the myth that 'it is the most venomous spider in the world but its fangs arent big enough to bite' is true (common myth here in Australia, which was found to be untrue).

That is the "daddy long legs" spider I am familiar with.
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 19):
(The Insect and Arachnid world doesn't have online shopping yet...just a little outdated)

They do, but noone uses the internet, as its still full of bugs.... Big grin
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:19 pm

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 in the windows.
We get a few bugs in our windows and I saw the biggest moth in one the other day.
So ive been told the Air conditioning gets them through by one of our captains. Any other pilots on here wish to shed some light??
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:57 pm

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 prefers a window seat.  

So now we know insects prefer United airlines.

[Edited 2006-10-25 12:58:31]
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting Justplanecrazy (Reply 29):
So now we know insects prefer United airlines.

Insects clearly prefer EasyJet as the OP has reported....
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:47 pm

That's the inflight catering
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:51 pm

Six quid it costs too !
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:10 pm

Quite a funny post to read,something a bit different.
Made me laugh anyway.  Big grin
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:32 pm

Quoting BCAL (Reply 24):
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.

Bloody funny BCAL. Thanks for making my day
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:39 pm

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? Big grin
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 pm

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 stellios in another one.

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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:52 pm

Quoting BA767s (Reply 36):
Theres a big moth called stellios in another one.

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 up whether to pop out or stay hidden and then when he finally decides to pop out, he goes back in straightaway - such are his business management plans!!!

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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:03 pm

Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 14):
Must be a sequel to "Snakes on a Plane" called "Arachnids in the Air!"

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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:31 pm

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 ?
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting Bongo (Reply 39):
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 ?

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 and started growing to what it is...
 hypnotized 
Oh who am I kidding, I had to stop this train of thought because of its high silliness value. I can't think of a proper way that sucker got in there.
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting Bongo (Reply 39):

you mean we should be discussing how it got past security.I would say it was sneaky somehow.
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:25 am

I'm guessing a call to Orkin Pest Control was out of the question..... wink 

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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:26 am

Speaking of daddy long legs:

This is a funny one here:
http://cracker.com.au/viewthread.aspx?threadid=97119&categoryid=11081
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting SimProgrammer (Thread starter):
My window-seat pax alerted me to this Cranefly

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 compartment."
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:20 am

Was this alive during the flight or was it just sitting there dead?
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:33 am

It is not an arachnid - it has six legs which therefore makes it an INSECT!

Plenty of ANORAK-NIDS on A-Net though!
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:18 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 24):
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.

lmfao! That made my day, thanks  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 46):
It is not an arachnid - it has six legs which therefore makes it an INSECT!

Read:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 8):
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.
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RE: Daddy Longlegs In The Window At FL370 (Photo)

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 44):
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 compartment."

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