Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific
Reload this Page >

It's raining cats and dogs on board.

Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Airline and RPT Rumours & News in Australia, enZed and the Pacific

It's raining cats and dogs on board.

Old 1st Jul 2021, 10:20
  #21 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 892
During an emerg Evac do the animals get left behind? Be interesting to see how some animals behave when the humans panic! We humans fart as pressure drops, some dogs will stink the cabin out!
Dumb idea!
machtuk is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2021, 11:53
  #22 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 1998
Location: Mesopotamos
Posts: 1,558
Would that be a seat next to a window, isle, dog, cat, pony, parakeet...

What would you like, chicken, beef, whiskers, chum, hay, sunflower seeds...
cattletruck is offline  
Old 1st Jul 2021, 15:25
  #23 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London
Posts: 51
It may be news in the Infidel West, but some Middle East internal airlines have been doing this for years . . . I'm told.

N
NAROBS is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2021, 10:24
  #24 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Aust
Posts: 233
Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
OK, now we have a mainstream media report rather than Alan Jones trying to provoke outrage:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...s-are-hesitant
The Guardian is "mainstream media", thats the funniest thing I've heard for donkeys years, what was that quote about sin attached to Alan Jones comments?
deja vu is offline  
Old 2nd Jul 2021, 11:20
  #25 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Geostationary Orbit
Posts: 280
Raining cats and dogs?
There was a cargo plane carrying Nissan gearbox parts that exploded midair.
They say it was raining Datsun cogs.
thunderbird five is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2021, 01:45
  #26 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: aurora borealis
Posts: 11
Simple: as PIC only seeing eye dogs allowed on my aircraft!
HillpigSmytheIII is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2021, 04:47
  #27 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 4 seasons hotel
Posts: 247
Understood! Only PIC’s seeing eye dog allowed.
flightleader is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2021, 08:40
  #28 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Up The 116E, Stbd Turn at 32S...:-)
Age: 79
Posts: 2,960
# 25 is the WINNER !!
Ex FSO GRIFFO is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2021, 10:47
  #29 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Aust
Posts: 170
Originally Posted by deja vu View Post
The Guardian is "mainstream media", thats the funniest thing I've heard for donkeys years, what was that quote about sin attached to Alan Jones comments?
Thanks. Saved me from writing that.
rcoight is offline  
Old 3rd Jul 2021, 11:56
  #30 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: All over the Planet
Posts: 810
I don’t have a dog in this race but it’s a pretty crazy idea, especially as the airlines have weightier things
to consider at the moment. But then, maybe it’s not a novel idea: I’ve seen plenty of passengers in First Class cabins behaving like pigs! Perhaps this proposal would legitimise their behaviour?
Ken Borough is offline  
Old 4th Jul 2021, 02:32
  #31 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Bendigo, Australia
Age: 73
Posts: 96
For some of the old(er) PNG crew - I remember Bob Walton at Hoskins checking under laplaps for breast feeding piglets in the 1970's on AirNuiGini F27s and DC3s.
DeRated is offline  
Old 4th Jul 2021, 05:11
  #32 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Great South East, tired and retired
Posts: 3,422
I'd prefer a well-tended pig on the seat to having a PNG highlander wearing assgrass plonk his rear end on it.
Ascend Charlie is online now  
Old 4th Jul 2021, 10:48
  #33 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wiltshire U.K.
Posts: 33
Sh*teHawks

Originally Posted by AerialPerspective View Post
Falcons are popular on Middle-East carriers.......
Yep, I operated a gold plated luxury 707 for a Sheikh back in the day. After landing the carpets were often covered in bird poo.
Shackeng is offline  
Old 4th Jul 2021, 14:25
  #34 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Balikpapan, INDONESIA
Age: 69
Posts: 754
Originally Posted by Shackeng View Post
Yep, I operated a gold plated luxury 707 for a Sheikh back in the day. After landing the carpets were often covered in bird poo.
So, did someone have to spook the birds at departure to lower the take-off weight?
WingNut60 is offline  
Old 4th Jul 2021, 14:43
  #35 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wiltshire U.K.
Posts: 33
Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
So, did someone have to spook the birds at departure to lower the take-off weight?
Yes we tried that, we wondered if the pax might shoot them though as they invariably climbed on with loaded weapons. Fortunately the plane was fitted with STAN (I think it was called) which gave the A/C actual weight while on the ground.
Shackeng is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2021, 00:07
  #36 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N/A
Posts: 3,942
did someone have to spook the birds at departure to lower the take-off weight?
I'm afraid that won't change a thing.
megan is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2021, 00:15
  #37 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia the Awesome
Posts: 321
Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
So, did someone have to spook the birds at departure to lower the take-off weight?
Didnít Charles Lindbergh disprove this?
Roj approved is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2021, 04:00
  #38 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vermont Hwy
Posts: 542
Originally Posted by megan View Post
I'm afraid that won't change a thing.
Maybe if they were on a conveyor belt too?
Car RAMROD is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2021, 04:12
  #39 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 35
Not just for the big boys - it means I won't have to keep renewing my permit ($$) to have my suitably restrained and well behaved dog in the back seat of my 172!
cirrus32 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2021, 09:55
  #40 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Aust
Posts: 233
Anyone cruel enough to subject their pets to the horrors of domestic air travel in Australia should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
deja vu is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.