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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:47 PM

Falcons on a plane!




(I thought this might be a joke....after all, April 1 is right around the corner....so I googled and found the following)
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnn.com/travel/amp/falcons-planes-middle-east/index.html

..."Passengers flying on Qatar, Emirates, Etihad or Royal Jordanian Airlines, however, have a unique type of neighbor to worry about -- the pet falcon.

On these Middle Eastern airlines, the birds -- which have their own passports -- are permitted to fly, most often perching on their owners' arms.

In the Middle East, falcons are the ultimate status symbol.

And it's become routine for some falcon owners to have their birds join them, un-caged, aboard flights -- no matter if they're traveling in first class or economy.
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In the United Arab Emirates, the birds are required to have their own passports, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water, to combat smuggling of the birds. The document is valid for three years and costs about $130.

Between 2002 and 2013, the government issued more than 28,000 falcon passports."....(more)



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Reply Falcons on a plane! (Original post)
Tanuki Mar 31 OP
muntrv Mar 31 #1
liberaltrucker Mar 31 #2
Ilsa Mar 31 #4
brooklynite Mar 31 #3
Ilsa Mar 31 #5

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:50 PM

1. Or it could be their bracket buddies.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:21 PM

2. Que Samuel L Jackson

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Response to liberaltrucker (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 05:15 PM

4. But my support dog Charles Bark-ley

has to ride with the luggage!


On edit:
Oh wait, you aren't talking about Larry Bird parrot are you, but the movie. I guess you haven't seen that commercial with Spike Lee, Charles Barkley, Jackson, and Bird.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 03:40 PM

3. Qatar Airways Falcon policy

Falcons
We allow you to carry one falcon in the Economy Class cabin of an aircraft, and a maximum of six falcons are permitted within the Economy Class cabin of any one aircraft (country regulations may apply).

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. I'm bringing my emotional-support python next

time I fly. Meet Yellow Dog:

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