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Old 30th Jun 2021, 16:10
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It's raining cats and dogs on board.

Pets to be allowed in the cabin on commercial flights?

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Old 30th Jun 2021, 17:27
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Pets to be allowed in the cabin on commercial flights?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqNEtvU-WVY
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 20:49
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I was on an internal flight to Florida a few years back. Someone had a small parrot in a travel cage with them. It escaped when we were at cruising altitude and it flew the full length of the cabin then perched on the back of a seat near me. It was harmless but the terrified reaction of some passengers was surprisingly hilarious. One chap wanted it put off the plane! Another claimed he would now get bird 'flu and would be suing the airline. Another one almost dived to the floor. All grown men...at first glance, anyway.
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 22:19
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Cats & dogs (up to a certain size) are allowed in cabin on plenty of airlines. Off the top of my head: American, Air Canada, Thai, Turkish, Lufthansa …….
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 22:37
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I'll be bringing my companion horse.


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Old 30th Jun 2021, 22:54
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
I was on an internal flight to Florida a few years back. Someone had a small parrot in a travel cage with them. It escaped when we were at cruising altitude and it flew the full length of the cabin then perched on the back of a seat near me. It was harmless but the terrified reaction of some passengers was surprisingly hilarious. One chap wanted it put off the plane! Another claimed he would now get bird 'flu and would be suing the airline. Another one almost dived to the floor. All grown men...at first glance, anyway.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 00:15
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What are CASA smoking with such daft regulation? A quick google search of what has happened overseas with this should be reason enough to ban all animals except guide dogs in the cabin. Then when the inevitable happens and someone gets bitten or urinated on by an animal how are the regulator and the airlines going to defend it? Where is the duty of care? How will they defend a small child getting mauled?

I don't understand how CASA can be so ridiculously pedantic in the way they regulate aviation in this country yet they will allow such stupidity as this. It's an offence for the captain to take a toilet break during flight but bring on your emotion support donkey and pitbull no problems.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 01:08
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Originally Posted by Veruka Salt View Post
Cats & dogs (up to a certain size) are allowed in cabin on plenty of airlines. Off the top of my head: American, Air Canada, Thai, Turkish, Lufthansa ÖÖ.
Falcons are popular on Middle-East carriers.......
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 01:40
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Remove cat before flight

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Old 1st Jul 2021, 01:50
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<snip> I don't understand how CASA can be so ridiculously pedantic in the way they regulate some aspects of aviation in this country yet they will allow such stupidity as this. It's an offence for the captain to take a toilet break during flight but bring on your emotion support donkey and pitbull no problems.
CASA probably did a survey of punters and asked them:

(1) Would you feel more comfortable on a flight if you could bring a companion animal?

(2) Would you feel comfortable on a flight if the pilot in command left the cockpit?
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 03:14
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Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
It's Alan Jones. No point in responding to anything Alan Jones says.
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
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 03:22
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That would be awesome, I can smell when my German Shepherd takes a dump in the yard 10 metres away, that would go down well in a sealed cabin. Closely followed by 50 people vomiting.
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That would be awesome, I can smell when my German Shepherd takes a dump in the yard 10 metres away, that would go down well in a sealed cabin. Closely followed by 50 people vomiting.
I was going to say half the passengers on many of my fights act just as bad as that.

We are a nation of snowflakes. I canít be bothered dealing with all the Karenís down back wanting to speak to my team about other peopleís dogs and cats on every bloody flight.

Perhaps Rex being a country battler airline they could let its pax bring the whole farm yard onboard. Plenty of empty seats to strap in the whole gang.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 05:28
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
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CASA probably did a survey of punters and asked them:

(1) Would you feel more comfortable on a flight if you could bring a companion animal?

(2) Would you feel comfortable on a flight if the pilot in command left the cockpit?
brilliant!👍
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 06:36
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Used to rain cats and dogs on me during descent on the DC10...had it in business class on a BA747 flying to ANC which turned out one of the crew had plugged the overflow in the first class galley sink and forgotten it.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 06:56
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I was going to say half the passengers on many of my fights act just as bad as that.

We are a nation of snowflakes. I canít be bothered dealing with all the Karenís down back wanting to speak to my team about other peopleís dogs and cats on every bloody flight.

Perhaps Rex being a country battler airline they could let its pax bring the whole farm yard onboard. Plenty of empty seats to strap in the whole gang.
A mate of mine was SLF in Siberia; on board were chickens, ducks and piglets, not in cages but on the laps of passengers. He was on the 'European' seats (the ones with a belt with a buckle). The locals had trouser belts or rope as their seat belts.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 07:07
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
What are CASA smoking with such daft regulation? A quick google search of what has happened overseas with this should be reason enough to ban all animals except guide dogs in the cabin. Then when the inevitable happens and someone gets bitten or urinated on by an animal how are the regulator and the airlines going to defend it? Where is the duty of care? How will they defend a small child getting mauled?

I don't understand how CASA can be so ridiculously pedantic in the way they regulate aviation in this country yet they will allow such stupidity as this. It's an offence for the captain to take a toilet break during flight but bring on your emotion support donkey and pitbull no problems.
Iíve been pissed on by human PAX before while they were drunk. Iíd prefer the dog.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 07:23
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Actually, some of the people I see flying these days.. Iíd prefer the dog.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 09:38
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Hang on...look at the bright side....we could have 'Bring your dog to work day'.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
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CASA probably did a survey of punters and asked them:

(1) Would you feel more comfortable on a flight if you could bring a companion animal?

(2) Would you feel comfortable on a flight if the pilot in command left the cockpit?
1) Wouldnít bother me either way.

2) Depends if he was wearing a parachute.
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