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Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:16 pm

Mynah bird hitches ride to London:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46861136
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:56 pm

Will it be applying for asylum or will it be deported back to point of origin? :lol:
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Mynah bird told immigration it would not be staying, "it was just a flying visit" :rotfl:
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:10 pm

When UK Customs asked if it had anything to declare, it wouldn't shut up for 20 minutes.
Nothing to see here; move along please.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:11 pm

I guess the bird saw the bird symbol on the tail and thought that was my flight!
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 pm

But was it flapping its wings? Did it affect the weight calculations?
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:57 pm

Actually could also be a case of bird smuggling.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:05 pm

anshabhi wrote:
Actually could also be a case of bird smuggling.


It would make about as much sense as smuggling a sparrow from Europe. They are incredibly common.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm

LupineChemist wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
Actually could also be a case of bird smuggling.


It would make about as much sense as smuggling a sparrow from Europe. They are incredibly common.


Actually, the mynah bird is not native to the UK (I've only ever seen them in cages) or anywhere else in Europe so this stowaway's attempt to enter the country would have been quite a coup!
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:58 am

Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 am

flyingdoc787 wrote:
Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?


I was wondering that too. I hope they had enough compassion not to dispatch it.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:50 am

Could they actually just have left it on board (in a cage) for the return leg and let out back at Singapore?
If their quarantine is similar to Australia, i don't hold high hopes for him.
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:27 am

This bird has style. He chose Singapore Airlines.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:55 am

BoeingGuy wrote:
flyingdoc787 wrote:
Anyone know what the quarantine authorities did to the bird? Would it have been allowed to live in the UK?


I was wondering that too. I hope they had enough compassion not to dispatch it.


I heard they keep animals in quarantine for 4 months and then release them. Return flight seems unlikely ..
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:55 am

It was an Unaccompanied Mynah
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:58 am

ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah


Yeah, but obviously SQ is going to the birds.

That said, this will be a feather in their cap.

Passengers will be flocking to fly aboard SQ.
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 am

ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah

Perfection!
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 am

How many longhaul flying, free-cabin-roaming, jet-setting birds have there been in recorded history?
Whatever, its surely SQ's first such pax, and in premium class too.
Deserves at least a commemorating plaque/certificate.
And a mention in the Singapore Book of Records (maybe even Guinness too) for the highest altitude and longest distance reached by a (free-flying) mynah.
:smile: :smile:
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:21 am

Probably a replacement for Richard on Qwest Means Business. Hope show makes more sense and ratings will go up.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 am

dtw2hyd wrote:
Probably a replacement for Richard on Qwest Means Business. Hope show makes more sense and ratings will go up.


What's your beef with Richard Quest, he is the only good moderator on CNN.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:46 am

neutrino wrote:
How many longhaul flying, free-cabin-roaming, jet-setting birds have there been in recorded history?
Whatever, its surely SQ's first such pax, and in premium class too.
Deserves at least a commemorating plaque/certificate.
And a mention in the Singapore Book of Records (maybe even Guinness too) for the highest altitude and longest distance reached by a (free-flying) mynah.
:smile: :smile:


It's actually fairly common for birds to stow away in aircraft.

Some airlines actually have marketing campaigns that encourage birds to fly with them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOQXMkyGenY
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:18 pm

Anyone tried mynah pie?
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 pm

ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah

Ohhh why didn't I think of that :banghead:
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:29 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah

Ohhh why didn't I think of that :banghead:


Gate agent: Your flight has been delayed due to a Mynah issue.
 
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Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:31 pm

DocLightning wrote:
ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah


Yeah, but obviously SQ is going to the birds.

That said, this will be a feather in their cap.

Passengers will be flocking to fly aboard SQ.
(OK, I'm done...

...for now)


Maybe the Mynah got a really cheep fare.......
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