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mixture
28th Nov 2014, 18:25
It seems pigs will indeed fly, in first class no less !

Unruly Pig Flies First Class - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95217)

11Fan
28th Nov 2014, 18:28
No wonder the pig went wild. They were serving Sarnies on the flight for breakfast.

Dushan
28th Nov 2014, 18:30
It reportedly ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit.


Good thing nobody scrambled fighter jet escort...

rgbrock1
28th Nov 2014, 18:35
It reportedly ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit.

I knew a woman who used to do that. :E:E

probes
28th Nov 2014, 18:35
:) so, humans have their Black Friday, and the poor piggy can't even squeal a little :)

The pig, which spent the flight in the first row of first class, went ape when the aircraft taxied into Seattle, according to the report.

It reportedly ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit.

“Many people on board the aircraft were quite upset that there was a large uncontrollable pig on board, especially those in the first-class cabin,” the incident report stated.

The pig made it off the plane but continued to squeal in the Seattle airport.

“Once the pig was off aircraft, another passenger had to push while the two women pulled to get it in the elevator. The whole time, the pig was squealing so loudly everyone in the terminal heard it,” according to the report.

btw, it's really hard to 'guide' a pig anywhere. They're just built like whales and when you've almost got the nose where you intended to, they make a swift jerk and you have to start again. I know, I helped my Country-Granny when I was a kid. Her pig (not for as noble purposes as the companion animal on the plane) was quite cute generally, but getting it (her, probably) back to the sty... :hmm:

Matari
28th Nov 2014, 18:40
Three posts in is a good time to make a wager on which direction this thread will go:


1. Comparing the US Air FAs to pigs.
2. Shock and horror at how this could have happened (the "only in America" variety thread of course).
3. Erudite discussion on the word "adynaton."
4. "Same thing happened in New Zealand with a sheep, but luckily there was a preacher on board to perform the wedding ceremony."


Off we go then....

rgbrock1
28th Nov 2014, 18:42
You forgot one, Matari:

5. Guns. (Of the murderous American variety.)

wings folded
28th Nov 2014, 18:42
Good thing nobody scrambled fighter jet escort...

No need.

Two taps to the mass center or center of mass or whatever the jargon is, but then do not forget to drain the blood straightaway to make black pudding. After clearing the luggage reclaim would be a good time to start preparing bacon cuts, pork chops, roasts, hams and so forth. So much easier to fit in the taxi when rendered down to parts.

John Hill
28th Nov 2014, 18:44
Guiding a pig somewhere is easy, just push it in the direction you don't want it to go.

rgbrock1
28th Nov 2014, 18:45
First-hand experience John? :E

Krystal n chips
28th Nov 2014, 18:45
You might have thunk the 13 -300lbs, ahem, discrepancy, would have been noticed at check in / by your "fabled" TSA / at the gate and, erm, by the CC....

The pig had clearly travelled before however.....and was thus emulating the usual behaviour of humans ( both genders ) it would have witnessed in business class.......

Dushan
28th Nov 2014, 18:46
Guiding a pig somewhere is easy, just push it in the direction you don't want it to go.

John,
that may work with sheep.

Dushan
28th Nov 2014, 18:47
4. "Same thing happened in New Zealand, but luckily there was a preacher on board to perform the wedding ceremony."


Off we go then....

Must substitute sheep for pig, Mr. Matari.

Matari
28th Nov 2014, 18:52
Of course! Duly edited! (and thanks, I got the message to edit on my secret decoder ring before I saw your post).

Stanwell
28th Nov 2014, 18:57
Love it!
Particularly the bit about the First Class passengers being especially upset.


p.s. rgb's post #4 cracked me up!

probes
28th Nov 2014, 18:59
You forgot one, Matari:
5. Guns. (Of the murderous American variety.)

was it shot? :ooh:

rgbrock1
28th Nov 2014, 19:01
probes asked

was it shot?

Dunno, probes. But it's not necessary to shoot a pig first. Bludgeoning it to death tends to work much better. (Bludgeoning the pig that is. Not my former girlfriend who used to squeal like a pig whilst....... whilst running amok through the aircraft's cabin.)

airship
28th Nov 2014, 19:08
The pig, which spent the flight in the first row of first class, went ape when the aircraft taxied into Seattle, according to the report.

The pig didn't 'go ape' until the aircraft arrived in Seattle and was taxiing to the terminal. I surmise therefore, that the pig was entirely satisfied with US Air's 1st class service and in-flight menu. I further submit that the problem arose simply because the pig imagined that 'as a 1st class passenger' he/she had the priviledge 'not to remain seated until the aircraft had reached the terminal and stopped' and to disembark in priority...

bugged on the right
28th Nov 2014, 19:17
Is this a variation on air marshals?

con-pilot
28th Nov 2014, 19:32
Is this a variation on air marshals?

Well I don't know, but, I worked with a Deputy US Marshal that met all of the qualifications of a pig.

ExXB
28th Nov 2014, 19:35
7 January 2006 ... !

Low Flier
28th Nov 2014, 19:40
Good thing nobody scrambled fighter jet escort...

Profiling showed that the pig wasn't a Muslim, so no need to call for the shooters.

Dushan
28th Nov 2014, 19:41
I once travelled with a 120 lb dog in a dog crate (the dog was in a crete, I had a regular seat in economy, before any smartass comments).

The trip consisted of two sectors, transatlantic in a DC-10 and a local in a DC-9 (this was a long time ago). When the time came to put the dog crate in the cargo hold of DC-9 it would not fit. What to do? What to do? They summoned the captain who said "take the dog inside the cabin" and collapse the crate so it will fit. I had the three seats in the last row with the dog on two.

bugged on the right
28th Nov 2014, 19:49
I was thinking more along the lines of the prevention of terrorism, Con. If every flight carried a pig we would be a lot safer.

Boudreaux Bob
28th Nov 2014, 20:08
Is this a reference to the current standard of US Air Flight Attendants?

Mechta
28th Nov 2014, 20:16
What did the chemtrails consist of?

Was this the much maligned passenger?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2818219725_85eb858b45.jpg

vulcanised
28th Nov 2014, 20:34
Was it looking for Muslims?

G-CPTN
28th Nov 2014, 20:36
LfQpYNnhyF8

probes
28th Nov 2014, 20:43
so?

http://wisequacks.org/wp2/wp-content/themes/NewsFlash/thumb.php?src=http://wisequacks.org/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/swineflu.jpg&w=555&zc=1&q=80&bid=1

Having a Pet Pig is Good for Your Health (http://wisequacks.org/wp2/?p=1618)

11Fan
28th Nov 2014, 21:21
Pig: Hmm, tastes of chicken.

rh200
28th Nov 2014, 21:37
Damm Damm Damm to slow

First-hand experience John? and et el. after wards:p

Loose rivets
29th Nov 2014, 00:56
It was the very one the Murphy brothers set about smuggling through security at Dublin airport.

Moikle. "We'll dress him up in our father's clothes and hat. Get him up on his hind legs and walk him through."

Paddy. "Good idea Moikle, let us get goin' "

They get to the gate and the Garda comes out. "What's your name?"

"Moikle Murphy...to be sure, to be sure."

The guarda looks at the other brother. "What's your name?"

"Paddy Murphy...to be, erm, to be..."

"Never mind. What's your name?" he says, looking at the pig.

"Oink" goes the pig.


"Allright, be on your way."


The garda goes back into his office and says to his mate. "Be Jeeeebers...that Oink Murphy's an ugly pig."



And now you know how they got him aboard.

West Coast
29th Nov 2014, 01:25
National Service Animal Registry (http://www.nsarco.com/emotional-support-animal.html)

Emotional support animals are crap. If you're that fuc%#d up, stay home.

Click a box, write a check and your pet pig is now an emotional support animal. It's getting out of hand, short of me using the nuclear option and refusing to fly the plane, there's precious little I can do when this is abused.

100 pound labs don't fit under the seat no matter how much you push and shove it.

John Hill
29th Nov 2014, 01:59
I get extremely anxious when separated from my gun, does that mean I qualify for an emotional support animal?

West Coast
29th Nov 2014, 02:05
Yeah, sure john.

Dushan
29th Nov 2014, 02:07
I get extremely anxious when separated from my gun, does that mean I qualify for an emotional support animal?

Sure, if a pig qualifies, so do sheep.

John Hill
29th Nov 2014, 02:14
Who get more upset when you are separated, you or your horse?:hmm:

OFSO
29th Nov 2014, 08:40
“Many people on board the aircraft were quite upset that there was a large uncontrollable pig on board"

That word "many" disturbs me since it suggests that some passengers were quite happy with the situation. Better a pėg than squealing children running up and down the aisle.

BOAC
29th Nov 2014, 08:45
adynaton - a new word for me.:ok:

Capot
29th Nov 2014, 09:38
Yeah, me too.

Just as well, otherwise this thread would have been a complete disappointment.

I only looked at it because I thought it was about police corruption, and that we could settle down to sharing anecdotes about that, starting with "Unruly pig flies 1st Class".

Mr Optimistic
29th Nov 2014, 12:05
just off to look up 'adynaton'........

Mechta
29th Nov 2014, 13:27
“Many people on board the aircraft were quite upset that there was a large uncontrollable pig on board"

That word "many" disturbs me since it suggests that some passengers were quite happy with the situation. Come on now, you don't get that quality of free entertainment every day. I would have been willing to pay a fair bit extra to be on that flight. ;)

http://www.stgregorysmansfield.org/clientimages/43810/images/generalwebsiteart/air%20hogs%20logo.jpg

OFSO
29th Nov 2014, 16:14
adynaton - a new word for me.

It means a word exaggerated to the point where you can't remember how it is spelled five minutes later.

Krystal n chips
29th Nov 2014, 17:21
Adynaton.......


One might thunk it was Brummie for "had an hat on" .......

GrumpyOldFart
29th Nov 2014, 18:29
Was the pig a pleb?

Mac the Knife
29th Nov 2014, 18:48
Pigs have very strong jaw muscles and real "slicing" teeth.

Don't get bitten by a pig - much much worse than a dog.

I know, I've seen 'em - takes out a solid chunk, bone and all.

Mac

:(

david1300
30th Nov 2014, 01:35
I get extremely anxious when separated from my gun, does that mean I qualify for an emotional support animal?
Shouldn't that read "... does that mean I qualify AS an emotional ..." :O:p

racedo
30th Nov 2014, 15:33
I have no problems with a PIG travelling on a plane, suitably vacumn packaged. :E

ExXB
30th Nov 2014, 16:04
This happened in 2006 !!! Regurgitated Pig

Matari
30th Nov 2014, 21:10
Well where can we start with this story? Hard to tell where the sloppy journalism ends and where the pure BS (or PS) begins.

The OP's link references an ABC News story datelined Oct. 28th (year unknown), that refers to an Oct. 17th (year unknown) U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Seattle, in which a 300-pound hog "went ape" in Seattle. A US Airways spokesman named David Castelveter was quoted (remember that name).Unruly Pig Flies First Class - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95217)

That story also references a Philadelphia Daily News story, which after Googling that news site we find an article that says the pig was ordered off the flight at Bradford Airport in Connecticut. Hang on, did the pig deplane squealing in Seattle, or was it ordered off in Connecticut? Didn't the writer of the first ABC news story recognize (and question) the inconsistency?

But hang on, it gets better. A quick Google search turns up a NY Times story from Dec. 3, 2000 (!) that says a 300 pound pig got loose on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Seattle. Our same spokesman David Castelveter makes another appearance, explaining an event that happened 14 years earlier than the recent ABC news story.
Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 - When Pigs Could Fly (Forget If) - NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/03/weekinreview/nov-26-dec-2-when-pigs-could-fly-forget-if.html)

After a little more digging (it beats arguing with burgundy-Ute fondling Kiwis), Google brings us to a Massachusetts news site that reveals the famous pig was a small pot-bellied pig that was either offloaded at Bradford Airport before takeoff, or landed there and was taken off. Passenger with pig boards flight at Bradley International Airport, only to learn it couldn't fly | masslive.com (http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/passenger_with_pig_boards_flig.html)

For clarity, let's follow their link to the UK Daily Mail (we knew it would lead us there!) and see what that unimpeachable news source has to say: Woman is told to leave US Airways flight because a PIG she carried on board became disruptive | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852624/Woman-told-leave-Airways-flight-PIG-carried-board-disruptive.html)

Ah ha! In the Daily Mail, we see it was A 70 pound pig, and the same pig-carrying woman both boarded in Connecticut, yet boarded the flight to Connecticut. Which is it? Where did she board? Connecticut or elsewhere?

You can have your own fun, since Google searches turn up ever widening circles of misinformation, from as far away as India and beyond.

The bigger story here is not about a smallish pot bellied pig that was refused entry on a flight in Connecticut (the most plausible story if there is one), but rather terrible, copycat journalism and gullible readers who soak it up.

G-CPTN
30th Nov 2014, 21:33
I heard a story about someone killed by a pig when the balcony (where the pig was being kept) collapsed.

wings folded
30th Nov 2014, 21:59
Getting more confusing.

Was it Bradley (Windsor Locks) or Bradford (Leeds Bradford: Yeadon)?

Matari
30th Nov 2014, 22:26
Seems it was Bradley, not Bradford (but who knows, could have been Timbucktoo?)

probes
1st Dec 2014, 06:15
the PPRuNe award for truly investigating JBism goes to Matari! :D


:hmm: just one thing - Hang on, did the pig deplane squealing in Seattle, or was it ordered off in Connecticut?
- was it squealing in Connecticut as well?

rgbrock1
1st Dec 2014, 18:46
probes asked:

was it squealing in Connecticut as well?

All the pigs of CT squeal. Incessantly sometimes. :E

Lonewolf_50
1st Dec 2014, 21:43
I get extremely anxious when separated from my gun, does that mean I qualify for an emotional support animal?
No, it just means that you can't wank for a while.
Of course, if yours is truly detachable, that's pretty neat and might get you some money on the late night talk shows.
But ... only if your wife lets you take it with you.
(This is a rehash of an old Sam Kennison gag ... )

BDL SLF
2nd Dec 2014, 14:40
Pooping Pig And Its Owner Booted From Bradley Flight - Hartford Courant (http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-pig-on-plane-at-bradley-1130-20141129-story.html)

Here is the story from the local paper. You'll see that the pig boarded, pooped all over the place, and was asked to leave. Don't know if the pig caught a later flight to philly.