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US Air makes the adynaton "pigs will fly" come true....

Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:25
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US Air makes the adynaton "pigs will fly" come true....

It seems pigs will indeed fly, in first class no less !

Unruly Pig Flies First Class - ABC News
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:28
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No wonder the pig went wild. They were serving Sarnies on the flight for breakfast.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:30
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It reportedly ran loose through the aircraft, squealing loudly, and even tried to enter the cockpit.
Good thing nobody scrambled fighter jet escort...
 
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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.
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:35
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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...
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:40
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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....

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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:42
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You forgot one, Matari:

5. Guns. (Of the murderous American variety.)
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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.
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Guiding a pig somewhere is easy, just push it in the direction you don't want it to go.
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First-hand experience John?
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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.......
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Of course! Duly edited! (and thanks, I got the message to edit on my secret decoder ring before I saw your post).
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:57
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Love it!
Particularly the bit about the First Class passengers being especially upset.


p.s. rgb's post #4 cracked me up!
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 17:59
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You forgot one, Matari:
5. Guns. (Of the murderous American variety.)
was it shot?
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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.)
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 18:08
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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...
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Is this a variation on air marshals?
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Old 28th Nov 2014, 18:32
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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.
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