Skip to comments.Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]
Posted on 01/28/2012 10:57:43 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring. (Jan. 27) [Associated Press]
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It was the owners fault the cat escaped from its carrier. She should have to pay the airlines for the entire cost of the delay.
Guilty (the owner, not the cat).
Sad, but true.
Just get it out of your system.
You knew this was coming:
a pussy and a cockpit - redundant!
After NASA scientists determined that cats indeed had nine lives, the Kitty Corps began to be integrated into all branches of our armed forces. Here Air Kitty Corps pilot Tuna McMeow looks on with grim determination as ground crew arm his fighter for another mission.
Awww,what a cute kitty!
Now, if you have never owned a cat there are two common things to keep in mind. First a cat won't go into a carrier willingly and second once in the carrier the cat doesn't just stroll out on command. Cat carriers are designed to have the top half as removable for this very reason.
It is apparent that she had to disassemble the carrier at the security checkpoint.
At least they found this one the same day & ALIVE!
Could’ve been worse, certainly.
That cat looks like he’s going to ramp strike!
Great.....cats flying airliners.
“This is your pilot Mittens, if you look out the left side of the aircraft you will see.....BIRDS!!!!!!! HERE WE GO!!!!! OPEN THE WINDOW, BOB, AND I’LL SEE IF I CAN SNAG ONE!!!!!”
I guess things have changed in the last few years. I had to transport my daughter's cats when she & her husband were going to Iraq. We left Ft. Riley and drove the cats in their pet carriers to Kansas International Airport. They were taken to baggage claim where the airport crew took over. We didn't see them again until we arrived at our destination, picking them up at baggage claim.
Hey, maybe there's a little kitty TSA somewhere under the terminal!
Pets in the cabin
Our cabins are pet friendly! You can bring your cat or small dog in the cabin with you provided it is small enough to fit and stay comfortably in its carrier under the seat in front of you, and you are travelling on:
A flight operated by Air Canada
An Air Canada Express flight operated by Jazz or Air Georgian
An Air Canada Express flight operated by Sky Regional between Montreal and Toronto City Airport (YTZ).
Wow, didn’t know that about Air Canada. But how do they reconcile that with the new flight security requirements? I assume TSA would always require that the carrier be opened as described in the story. I imagine kitty doesn’t take kindly to some lazy, disgruntled TSA drone poking around in the carrier with his used latex gloves. Doesn’t sound practical.
I’ve flown with cats, one had frequent flyer miles.
When I flew with my cat you had to take the cat out of the carrier and bring her through the people x-ray while the carrier went with the take on luggage. Cat goes back into the carrier well before you get to the cabin. My cat was so freaked out about the airport she was more than happy to get back into the carrier.
Same routine when we took out cats between islands. I was so relieved my big Siamese did no freak out on me. Could have been bloody........
Miss PG didn’t do the claws out full freak-out thing. Her eyes were just big and she was ultra-clingy. To her the carrier was the lesser of two evils (weevils...whatever. :) )
LOL! We used to always call our cats “tunas”, that is soooo funny. What a cute picture, that kitty looks ready for action!
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