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Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay [video]
AP via Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/27/12

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]

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: aircanada; airplane; canada; cat; causes; cockpit; delay; flight; halifax; kittyping

1 posted on 01/28/2012 10:57:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 01/28/2012 10:59:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Is that what you call a “ Cattastroiphy:”??
3 posted on 01/28/2012 11:03:37 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Only through helping others: can we hope to save ourselves")
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To: BooBoo1000
They wouldn't take off until conditions were purrfect...

...sigh...

4 posted on 01/28/2012 11:07:52 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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5 posted on 01/28/2012 11:13:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 11:16:32 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Guilty (the owner, not the cat).


7 posted on 01/28/2012 11:26:27 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: LucyT

Sad, but true.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 11:31:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man; BooBoo1000

Just get it out of your system.


9 posted on 01/28/2012 11:32:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BooBoo1000

You knew this was coming:

a pussy and a cockpit - redundant!


10 posted on 01/28/2012 11:36:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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11 posted on 01/28/2012 11:41:35 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.

12 posted on 01/29/2012 12:02:55 AM PST by AnTiw1
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13 posted on 01/29/2012 12:11:03 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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14 posted on 01/29/2012 12:12:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AnTiw1

Awww,what a cute kitty!


15 posted on 01/29/2012 12:26:44 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: LucyT

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 01/29/2012 12:43:50 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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17 posted on 01/29/2012 1:23:05 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: LucyT
Actually, if you listen to the video she had to take the cat out of the carrier at the security checkpoint.

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.

18 posted on 01/29/2012 3:05:55 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Slings and Arrows

At least they found this one the same day & ALIVE!


19 posted on 01/29/2012 4:18:05 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Could’ve been worse, certainly.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 5:15:48 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LucyT

That cat looks like he’s going to ramp strike!


21 posted on 01/29/2012 6:43:03 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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!!!!!”


22 posted on 01/29/2012 8:15:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EBH
Actually, if you listen to the video she had to take the cat out of the carrier at the security checkpoint.

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!

23 posted on 01/29/2012 8:30:12 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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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).

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets-in-cabin.html


24 posted on 01/29/2012 8:53:11 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

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.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 9:11:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: EBH

Her cat.

Her responsibility.

I’ve flown with cats, one had frequent flyer miles.

.


26 posted on 01/29/2012 10:30:25 AM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: LucyT

Agreed.


27 posted on 01/29/2012 11:28:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: COBOL2Java

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.


28 posted on 01/29/2012 11:40:05 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed

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........


29 posted on 01/29/2012 11:55:12 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

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. :) )


30 posted on 01/29/2012 11:59:41 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: AnTiw1

LOL! We used to always call our cats “tunas”, that is soooo funny. What a cute picture, that kitty looks ready for action!


31 posted on 01/29/2012 4:20:29 PM PST by jocon307
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