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Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:44 pm

Cue the outrage! Geesh, if she'd just put the fish into a Starbucks cup and left the lid in place, no problemo.

USA TODAY: Student: Airline made me leave my pet fish behind

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/n ... 336025002/
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:53 pm

A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:54 pm

I didn't read the article, but I bet it wasn't Icelandair, right?
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 pm

If she had it in 3.9 or less of liquid she would have been fine. :stirthepot:
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:03 pm

Its all about the fish. ;)
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:22 pm

She'd have been fine if she just put a vest on it that said "service fish"
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:25 pm

2175301 wrote:
A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,


The pun winner of the day!
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:26 pm

But what about the fish's feelings?

Also, will the fish double or triple in size now that it's in the sewer?
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:27 pm

You take all the precautions to make sure your fish is going to be safe on your flight, but you don't bother to read the condition of carriage of animals?

"Yeah, I took her fish for her, and I gave it a good home, along with some tartar sauce".
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:28 pm

She should have registered it as a therapy fish.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:32 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
I didn't read the article, but I bet it wasn't Icelandair, right?

Yep, and definitely not a 757!

2175301 wrote:
A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,

Those are some smelly puns.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 pm

"Our Team offered to re-book the Customer for a later flight to allow them to make arrangements for their pet but the Customer refused that option. The Customer eventually traveled on their originally scheduled flight." I see nothing wrong with what Southwest did here.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:45 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
I didn't read the article, but I bet it wasn't Icelandair, right?

It was Southwest Airlines. ;)
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:46 pm

smokeybandit wrote:
She'd have been fine if she just put a vest on it that said "service fish"

Not necessarily with all of the changes to service animal policies these days... :smile:
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:52 pm

Certainly couldn't have mattered all that much to her if she was willing to abandon it into the hands of stranger whose name she didn't even get...
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Revelation wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
I didn't read the article, but I bet it wasn't Icelandair, right?

Yep, and definitely not a 757!

2175301 wrote:
A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,

Those are some smelly puns.


Pretty poor planning by WN, they could have paid for a temporary lease of the FI 752 to fly from DEN to SAN and back to transport the fish the one way, and get in on the fish express flights from KEF. in this day and age of maxmizing revenue, you know Fish is king...there's enough ground time at DEN to do that.. :)

As a complete aside and in all seriousness, if I am reading a dummy FI booking correctly. FI's flight on 12/23 is going to sit at the ramp for 3 days until it leaves on 12/26 unless they fly it out and utilize it elsewhere.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:04 pm

This is another example of how Boeing needs to re-engine the 757. The amount of fish it can carry (even off short runways) is amazing and nether airbus or Boeing have a replacement on the market. Sad times.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:09 pm

winginit wrote:
Certainly couldn't have mattered all that much to her if she was willing to abandon it into the hands of stranger whose name she didn't even get...


Yeah, reminded me of the recent incident at MIA, wonan flushed her pet hamster down the crapper. Something tells me that the fish met the same fate...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... t-airline/
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:19 pm

Someday she can thank WN for nudging her to find a real companion, like a human boyfriend.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 pm

jetmatt777 wrote:
This is another example of how Boeing needs to re-engine the 757. The amount of fish it can carry (even off short runways) is amazing and nether airbus or Boeing have a replacement on the market. Sad times.

Yep, without such an aircraft the aviation market will continue to flounder.

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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:34 pm

Revelation wrote:
jetmatt777 wrote:
This is another example of how Boeing needs to re-engine the 757. The amount of fish it can carry (even off short runways) is amazing and nether airbus or Boeing have a replacement on the market. Sad times.

Yep, without such an aircraft the aviation market will continue to flounder.

[ I'll get me coat... ]

Utter rubbish!! The future of aviation is armadas of ARJ21s and IL-96-400s operating in and out of the 6 parallel runways at Exeter Multiuniversal Spaceport, set to be built next year by a berliner airport engineering company...
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:44 pm

The sharks are already circling on this one...
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:06 pm

It's apparent this was not a flying fish.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:18 pm

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
You take all the precautions to make sure your fish is going to be safe on your flight, but you don't bother to read the condition of carriage of animals?

"Yeah, I took her fish for her, and I gave it a good home, along with some tartar sauce".


I read this a few days ago so pardon if I get the details wrong, but I think she said she'd flown with the fish previously. If she was told once it was ok, even if by another airline, she might have assumed [rightly or wrongly] that'd it be ok on this flight too. Ultimately it's not a huge deal but it was important to her. In the end, she gave up the fish to someone else so it all worked out. Not sure how it got to be a news story, though, other than that news stories like this just encourage anyone with a slight issue to call up NBC et al.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:49 pm

The poor fish had enough problems already having been named Cassie. Another name for the betta (with 2 "t"s) is the Siamese Fighting Fish. Xena, Warrior Fish might have been more appropriate.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:59 pm

PlanesNTrains wrote:
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
You take all the precautions to make sure your fish is going to be safe on your flight, but you don't bother to read the condition of carriage of animals?

"Yeah, I took her fish for her, and I gave it a good home, along with some tartar sauce".


I read this a few days ago so pardon if I get the details wrong, but I think she said she'd flown with the fish previously. If she was told once it was ok, even if by another airline, she might have assumed [rightly or wrongly] that'd it be ok on this flight too. Ultimately it's not a huge deal but it was important to her. In the end, she gave up the fish to someone else so it all worked out. Not sure how it got to be a news story, though, other than that news stories like this just encourage anyone with a slight issue to call up NBC et al.


Excellent point, but if she had done her homework, she'd have the relevant portion of the contract of carriage ready to show the airline employee. If I was going to fly with something unusual like that, I would make sure that I had done everything in my power not to be denied boarding.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 pm

MalevTU134 wrote:
I didn't read the article, but I bet it wasn't Icelandair, right?


While I commend you, I must chastise this community for taking all the way until the third reply before Icelandair got brought up.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Was the fish called Wanda?
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 pm

Doesnt USA Today have anything a lot more important to write about ??
Come on, guys...whats the big deal.....
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 pm

Heartbroken?

Agents informed the Customer about Southwest’s pets policy which does not allow for live fish to travel in the passenger cabin. Our Team offered to re-book the Customer for a later flight to allow them to make arrangements for their pet but the Customer refused that option. The Customer eventually traveled on their originally scheduled flight."


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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:57 pm

"This plane is only allowed to have one dorsal fin"
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:01 am

This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 am

Am I the only one who doesn't find this animal abuse funny at all?
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:25 am

ilovelamp wrote:
This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.

Yep, it all went belly up.
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:25 am

sas931 wrote:
Doesnt USA Today have anything a lot more important to write about ??
Come on, guys...whats the big deal.....


No sir, we don't. I personally signed off to run this one just for A.net :)
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 am

The fact that she named her "pet fish" reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where the guy went to get a pet license for his fish "Eric"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnq96W9jtuw
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:44 am

Revelation wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.

Yep, it all went belly up.


Gills will be gills.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:01 am

Surely this was a fluke?
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:14 am

Aptivaboy wrote:
Surely this was a fluke?


You made me laugh there Aptivaboy!
We need threads like this occasionally to lighten things up rather than descending to the depths...
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:35 am

Chemist wrote:
Aptivaboy wrote:
Surely this was a fluke?


You made me laugh there Aptivaboy!
We need threads like this occasionally to lighten things up rather than descending to the depths...

This has been something catchy.



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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:12 am

Did the fish get pulled out of the plane?

First a Dr. then a fish..wonder who'll be next!
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:26 am

Hi: What I found strange: quotte”Southwest’s pet policy is stricter, (than TSA); allowing only small dogs and crates in crates stowed under the customer’s seat. No pets can travel in Southwest cargo bins. “ UNQUOTTE.
Been compared with TSA, is a no-no
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:01 am

747Whale wrote:
She should have registered it as a therapy fish.


Put it in your mouth,
leave the tail sticking out
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"OOOOHHHHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm" ??
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:16 am

I read the title and laughed for a good 3 minutes so thank you
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:47 am

Was it an emotional support fish?
People are saying. Believe me.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:49 am

Revelation wrote:

2175301 wrote:
A lot of people will get hooked on this story...

The bait is just too tasty...

Have a great day,

Those are some smelly puns.

those puns smell fishy
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 am

So, the only option is chicken on this flight?
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:22 am

Obviously WN decided an aircraft cabin wasn't a plaice for a fish....
I'll see myself out...
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:43 am

TC957 wrote:
Obviously WN decided an aircraft cabin wasn't a plaice for a fish....
I'll see myself out...


That's not true, many FA keep asking me for chicken or fish everytime I fly on longer flights.
 
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Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:52 am

ilovelamp wrote:
Revelation wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.

Yep, it all went belly up.

Gills will be gills.

Gills just wanna have fun!
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