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Postby beppi » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 8:30 pm

I once took my Singapore cat on a Thai flight to Germany. It had to be in an airline-approved carrier (had to buy it for S$100) that fit under the seat in front of us (it was approx 20cm x 20cm x 50cm in size). I also had to pay extra luggage rate for its weight, even though the free luggage entitlement wasn't maxed out yet. The poor beast miaoed all flight long and shit and peed the carrier full. I decided to pay for a proper pet forwarding company next time.

Etihad allows first class passengers to carry two hawks each in the cabin.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 8:39 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Who's the nervous flyer on here (I can't remember) - I hope they don't ready this thread.


:paging for nutnut:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 8:43 pm

Oh right, yeah.

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 30 Oct 2012 9:27 pm

I am very allergic to cats!! and its A&E allergic so this is not good news for me. :( :( :( :( :( :(

I dont care if your cat is stressed, what about people like me??? Cats to me is like nuts to some people. So now I have to check with ALL airlines if they allow stupid people with stupid cats onboard now.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:25 am

You need to plug an Ambien or two into your cat if you are going to do this (Or vet recommended sedative... strong!). Otherwise, Beppi is correct and I shall hate you for the entire. flight.

And since almost all flights are two legs, be prepared to shoot up your cat for the second leg.

They don't like flying in cages. Ask me how I know.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:46 am

A bawling baby or tantrum-throwing toddler can be unpleasant enough---and those are humans. What more for felines?

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 8:13 am

I guess it is much seldom people have physiological allergy to the babies than cats. Frankly, knowing how many people are allergic to cats I am also a bit surprised they allow them on board. Apparently profits from selling the tickets to the cat lovers are still much higher than what results from complains and loses from the legal suits.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 8:46 am

beppi wrote:I once took my Singapore cat on a Thai flight to Germany. It had to be in an airline-approved carrier (had to buy it for S$100) that fit under the seat in front of us (it was approx 20cm x 20cm x 50cm in size). I also had to pay extra luggage rate for its weight, even though the free luggage entitlement wasn't maxed out yet. The poor beast miaoed all flight long and shit and peed the carrier full. I decided to pay for a proper pet forwarding company next time.


I don't even like forum posts about cats being mixed with the others. I can't imagine what I'd do if I got stuck next to your cat
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beppi wrote:Etihad allows first class passengers to carry two hawks each in the cabin.


That's awesome :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 8:56 am

zzm9980 wrote:
beppi wrote:Etihad allows first class passengers to carry two hawks each in the cabin.


That's awesome :lol:


That would be really awesome but citation needed!

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 9:05 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
beppi wrote:Etihad allows first class passengers to carry two hawks each in the cabin.


That's awesome :lol:


That would be really awesome but citation needed!

+1, I checked the googles too and nothing surface out in a 5 min search.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 9:05 am

I honestly love cats and I don't mind cats in cabin but considering the risk of allergy trigger on susceptible passengers and its feline equivalent to bawling toddlers, I also think that it is not a good idea.

Plus it is not that I get to hold other passengers' cats in cabin because they must be confined to the carriers, so meh... :-|

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 9:59 am

JR8 wrote:I've seen some pretty funky stuff going on in plane cabins*, but I can't recall EVER seeing a person taking a pet as accompanied baggage.

* An example that jumps to mind is Syrian Airways, and passengers kneeling in the aisles pumping little brass kerosene ('camping type') stoves in order to make tea! :shock:


I did travel in a regional airline, where the fellow pax was holding on to a cat - I mean holding on to it .. no cage - nada .. it was a 10 seater and I was was wondering what will happen if the cat decides to play with the man and woman driver at the front side .. :D

Well, in reality, it is cheaper and safer to ship your pet by pet-movers, because, when you land on the other side, if you have quarantine rules in place, it will be a no-no

Yes, in US, people bring dogs and cats on board, and some airlines stipulate that you need to buy a full-fare ticket for the caged pet .. but these are domestic routes - not international routes

And some US carriers also have a habit of killing the pet and then trying to replace with another similar looking one .. (really happened more than once .. )

And another one - this is real too - though the dead cat was killed by the airline and proceeded to delay the collection and purchased a live one and guess how the owner would have felt when their dead cat came alive after spending time in the chill-room ..

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:19 am

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
beppi wrote:Etihad allows first class passengers to carry two hawks each in the cabin.


That's awesome :lol:


That would be really awesome but citation needed!

+1, I checked the googles too and nothing surface out in a 5 min search.


I guess zzm9890 forgot to mention that the exemption is when the Abhu Dhabi Royal Family has the whole plane to themselves .. like the times they go shopping ;)

or did zzm9980 mix it up with the Royal Falcon Airlines - a private jet operator in UAE ?? :D

PS: in related note .. Sheik Al Maktoum of Dubai has one 747 kitted out just to ferry his race horses ..

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:21 am

JR8 wrote:Funny you ask. I'm in a med induced torpor these days, so that could have been my father who reported that one, though we both flew the airline and route.

He has more stories of taking sheep on board and stuff (he maxed out on Middle East routes). I've more stories of public sex and projectile vomiting over several rows of people (Asia/Americas).

What's your forte of weird in-flight experience?


I have a few (although a little off-topic):

My colleague falling down the stairs, p*ssed, on a 744 after trying to drink as much champagne possible on a day flight from Aus to SG.

The same colleague missing a BKK-LHR flight after booking the wrong date - he booked a Wednesday flight leaving BKK at 12.30am, but turned up at the airport on Wednesday evening - thinking it was a midnight flight - to be told his flight had left almost 24 hours earlier. He had to buy a another ticket....

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:44 am

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:Funny you ask. I'm in a med induced torpor these days, so that could have been my father who reported that one, though we both flew the airline and route.

He has more stories of taking sheep on board and stuff (he maxed out on Middle East routes). I've more stories of public sex and projectile vomiting over several rows of people (Asia/Americas).

What's your forte of weird in-flight experience?


I have a few (although a little off-topic):

My colleague falling down the stairs, p*ssed, on a 744 after trying to drink as much champagne possible on a day flight from Aus to SG.

The same colleague missing a BKK-LHR flight after booking the wrong date - he booked a Wednesday flight leaving BKK at 12.30am, but turned up at the airport on Wednesday evening - thinking it was a midnight flight - to be told his flight had left almost 24 hours earlier. He had to buy a another ticket....


And a bit off topic : Try beating this ..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... thers.html

(the smaller plane lost it's CoG when all the panicked pax ran helter skelter, says the final crash report .. )


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