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nitepilot79
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Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:33 pm

An AS Portland-bound flight turned back to L.A., after a passenger got stung by a scorpion. Ughhh.

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/15/us/lax-scorpion-plane/
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:17 pm

The little sucker could have come onboard in a carry on, camera bag or even a woman's purse. They crawl into everything. And once something like a house is infested with them, they can be difficult to control.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:21 pm

Wow.. Thanks for making me check my surrounds on a plane even more important .)
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:37 pm

The Transportation Scorpion Administration misses another  
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:46 pm

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 2):
surrounds

*Immediate seating area. Make sure you don't have a scorpion in any personal belongings you might have brought on board.
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:10 pm

A good idea for the sequel of Snakes on a Plane.  
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:38 pm

Where was its mate? You know that they travel in pairs.  Wow!
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:47 pm

Scorpions freak me out more than any other creature, and I've heard that they inhabit the whole world. I'd imagine not in the poles, though.

I know that some people have "pets" like scorpions, snakes, and spiders. I wonder what the airlines would consider unfit for caged-transport below, and within the passenger cabin. Imagine somebody walking onto the plane with a caged tarantula that has its own boarding pass, then plops the damn thing down onto the seat next to you   
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:03 pm

I wonder when the last time that aircraft was in Arizona.....
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:36 pm

The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change
Was Erlauben Erdogan!!!
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:53 pm

No one stepped on it?
 
nitepilot79
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:26 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):

The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change

Now that song is stuck in my head  

[Edited 2015-02-15 11:09:19]
 
nitepilot79
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:30 pm

Speaking of Scorpions, they were pretty big back in the day, so who did they contract out to fly themselves, as well as their gear, around?

[Edited 2015-02-15 10:40:35]
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:57 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):
The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change

After it escaped "The Zoo"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chlyvXcPuRI





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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:03 pm

There is only one thing which scares me more than Scorpions, it is Hasselhoff when he is Looking for Freedom.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:14 pm

All due respect, lhrnue, I have no idea what you are talking about.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:28 pm

Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 15):

Ha ha, now that gives away your age!!  
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:44 pm

Could make for a sequel for Samuel L Jackson
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:33 pm

[quote=peterjohns,reply=16]
Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 15):

Ha ha, now that gives away your age!!

35 and counting  

Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker sure did some incredible guitar work. Must have been a pain to fly all that stuff around the world, on time, to support the tours. Especially when there is no such thing as "on-time" when musicians are involved  
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:56 pm

Quoting Rugger (Reply 1):
And once something like a house is infested with them, they can be difficult to control.

My friends down in Mexico say that if you have a gecko/basacon (not sure on spelling) you are in the company of a good friend. If you have them in your hotel room or house, LEAVE THEM. You have scorpions. Once they clean the place out, they'll move on to another place all by themselves.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:27 am

Quoting afterburner (Reply 5):
A good idea for the sequel of Snakes on a Plane.

Haha - exactly what came to my mind when I saw the thread title!

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):

The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change

lol   
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:21 am

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):
The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change

 
Nice .

Quoting GRRECPGRR (Reply 19):
My friends down in Mexico say that if you have a gecko/basacon (not sure on spelling) you are in the company of a good friend. If you have them in your hotel room or house, LEAVE THEM. You have scorpions. Once they clean the place out, they'll move on to another place all by themselves.

Maybe they should leave the airplaine on the tarmac for a while with one or two of these gecko on board...

So , hopefully, it was not on it's way up to the cockpit...
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:44 am

Well I have seen a lot of transitions and older WN A/C with rat/mice infestations so something that small doesn't surprise me. I'm more surprised something like this hasn't made the news earlier since the press loves to dog the airline industry every chance they get.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:13 am

Sounds like she got a bad case of Animal Magnetism...

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):
The creature was blown into the aircraft by a wind of change

 

  
Best line in this thread.


Quoting nitepilot79 (Reply 18):
Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker sure did some incredible guitar work. Must have been a pain to fly all that stuff around the world, on time, to support the tours. Especially when there is no such thing as "on-time" when musicians are involved

True but since they're German, they were certainly on time.

Quoting nitepilot79 (Thread starter):
An AS Portland-bound flight turned back to L.A., after a passenger got stung by a scorpion. Ughhh.

Do the passengers log extra miles when a flight is turned back? After all, that is more time spent in the air.
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:15 pm

Damn...
Now I have to start believing every silly movie that hypothesizes that an improbable entity could get in a plane mid-flight.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:08 pm

That's happened several times before. Related news item from 2007. Two scorpion stings the same week, one on a UA Express flight ORD-BTV and another on an AA flight MIA-YYZ.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16559171/n...y-scorpions-instead/#.VOIjvel0zIU.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:56 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 25):
Two scorpion stings the same week, one on a UA Express flight ORD-BTV and another on an AA flight MIA-YYZ.

Was it love at first sting?
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:48 am

Most scorpions stings won´t kill you. They´ll give you a fever and flu like malaise for maybe 36 hrs.

But they hurt LIKE HELL. You´ll really wish they´ll cut the limb off where you got the sting.

One of those things sting you? Your business trip is ruined, or your 7 day package holiday just lost 3 days.

They may kill a young kid, that makes them dangerous.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:15 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 27):

What is the max. elevation a scorpion can survive? Aircraft are pressurized to 10,000 feet.
Would a scorpion an other nasty creatures be able to live through flight on a 787 & A350?
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:42 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
What is the max. elevation a scorpion can survive? Aircraft are pressurized to 10,000 feet.
Would a scorpion an other nasty creatures be able to live through flight on a 787 & A350?

Well, I really couldn´t tell you. Except that you should not be surprised to find them in Mexico City, which is at 2,250 mts. AMSL, so I bet they can go higher than that. Now, it would be a very, very rare thing to find a scorpion in Mexico City, but not due to altitude, rather than to urban development and habitat destruction.

You can find them in Zacatecas, much more abundantly, and they are at 2,500 mts. AMSL

I´m sure they are nothing rare in Bangkok.

And again, MOST are not dangerous (in the sense that they´ll kill you) except if you are a very young kid or a an elder. The sting just hurts like there´s no tomorrow. I´ve been stung twice and boy is it painful. REALLY painful. They produce hyperalgesia.

Taught me to wear work gloves for sure.
 
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:38 pm

Quoting GRRECPGRR (Reply 19):
My friends down in Mexico say that if you have a gecko/basacon (not sure on spelling) you are in the company of a good friend. If you have them in your hotel room or house, LEAVE THEM. You have scorpions. Once they clean the place out, they'll move on to another place all by themselves.

Not to mention the hundreds of dollars they'll save you on your car insurance     
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RE: Scorpions On A Plane!

Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:00 am

Quoting warden145 (Reply 30):
Not to mention the hundreds of dollars they'll save you on your car insurance

LOL!   

Quoting AR385 (Reply 29):
I´m sure they are nothing rare in Bangkok.

I've been told we do. I'm amazed at the amount of wildlife I see here in the city of Bangkok. Cobras, vipers, pythons, tarantulas, Ladyboys, ostriches, drunken British soccer hooligans, monitor lizards, rats the size of cats. Truly an amazing place. Luckily no scorpions to report of.



Many years ago, my oldest sister was roommates with an American Airlines flight attendant. She had met bassist Francis Buchholz on a flight and they became friends. Finding a Scorpion on an airplane is more common than we think.
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