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    From AOL Travel

    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news...xo?ocid=TSHDHP

    A flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt was escorted to Denver by two fighter jets when a passenger became unruly and wanted to see her cat.
    Hitler played Golf. His bunker shot was a hole in one.

  • #2
    It was nothing to do with the cat, but the worthless b*tch who decided the rules didn't apply to her.

    This is why airlines should have the right to throw people off - preferably at 30,000 feet.
    Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by the ace View Post
      It was nothing to do with the cat,.
      Don't underestimate cats - always thought Blofeld was probably just a tool manipulated by that cat - after all the cat gets away - Blofeld doesn't
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        Don't underestimate cats - always thought Blofeld was probably just a tool manipulated by that cat - after all the cat gets away - Blofeld doesn't
        We meet again, Mr. Bond..


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        • #5
          Aren't pets stored in the cargo holds? Which can't be accessed during flight?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phil74501 View Post
            Aren't pets stored in the cargo holds? Which can't be accessed during flight?
            Yes and no. They are transported in a cargo hold, but it has to be pressurized in order for the animal to survive, so the owner could visit the animal. I've shipped dogs that way before, and believe it or not, I was offered the chance to visit the animals if I wished to see how they were doing and to reassure the dogs during the flight, which was on a Lufthansa flight to the States from Frankfurt.

            This was a very poor decision by the pilot and lousy handling by the flight attendants who are supposed to be able to handle unruly passengers without resorting to declaring in-flight emergencies. Might be a good idea to teach the flight attendants some Krav Maga.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phil74501 View Post
              Aren't pets stored in the cargo holds? Which can't be accessed during flight?
              She carried the cat on in her handbag - a monumentally stupid thing to start with - and the cabin crew put her in one of the toilets, to keep her safe.

              She should never be allowed to fly again.
              Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by the ace View Post
                She carried the cat on in her handbag - a monumentally stupid thing to start with - and the cabin crew put her in one of the toilets, to keep her safe.

                She should never be allowed to fly again.
                Again, the cabin crew handled this poorly - I would go so far as to say idiotically. When she came on with it in her bag, she should have been put off the aircraft rather than tie up a toilet for an entire flight.

                And somebody needs to do a thorough review of the ATS personnel who screened her before she boarded. If you can't find a cat in a handbag, how can you find a bomb or a weapon?
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Aren't bags supposed to be x rayed?
                  "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                    Aren't bags supposed to be x rayed?
                    Maybe the old bag was x-rayed... Who knows? But, that would have happened before she boarded...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      Yes and no. They are transported in a cargo hold, but it has to be pressurized in order for the animal to survive, so the owner could visit the animal. I've shipped dogs that way before, and believe it or not, I was offered the chance to visit the animals if I wished to see how they were doing and to reassure the dogs during the flight, which was on a Lufthansa flight to the States from Frankfurt.

                      This was a very poor decision by the pilot and lousy handling by the flight attendants who are supposed to be able to handle unruly passengers without resorting to declaring in-flight emergencies. Might be a good idea to teach the flight attendants some Krav Maga.
                      I've never transported an animal on an airliner, so I didn't know. I knew you could, so assumed the cargo hold was pressurized. I can only imagine taking my cat onto a plane, he would make a hijacker look like a girl scout.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post


                        And somebody needs to do a thorough review of the ATS personnel who screened her before she boarded. If you can't find a cat in a handbag, how can you find a bomb or a weapon?
                        I can't imagine any cat that would wear a suicide vest - far too self centred. Presumably the airport should have had a CAT scanner. Over here we had a lady trying to smuggle rare birds in her bra. Security were alerted when her boobs started moving independently.
                        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                          I can't imagine any cat that would wear a suicide vest - far too self centred. Presumably the airport should have had a CAT scanner. Over here we had a lady trying to smuggle rare birds in her bra. Security were alerted when her boobs started moving independently.
                          When I celebrated my 21st birthday in San Francisco, I saw a stripper who could do that.
                          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phil74501 View Post
                            I've never transported an animal on an airliner, so I didn't know. I knew you could, so assumed the cargo hold was pressurized. I can only imagine taking my cat onto a plane, he would make a hijacker look like a girl scout.

                            Most animals are transported in the cargo area but some airlines allow you to bring your pet in your carry-on bag, if it fits the dimensions for carry-on bags. Some airlines allow it for an extra fee. Depends on which airline you are flying with. Delta is most accommodating with pets. Continental used to be, until UAL bought them.


                            I understand completely about your cat on a plane. Mine would go psycho too!
                            "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

                            "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by the ace View Post
                              It was nothing to do with the cat, but the worthless b*tch who decided the rules didn't apply to her.

                              This is why airlines should have the right to throw people off - preferably at 30,000 feet.

                              Her claims of being mob connected is laughable. Her connection is being friends with Arnie DiGeorge of R&R Partners in Las Vegas. She likes to call herself Dasha and you're 100% spot on, she is a real b!tch!

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