Bird Flew in Singapore Airlines Business Class to London

A bird was discovered in business class twelve hours into flight SQ322 from Singapore to London on January 7th. The bird continued to fly around and when the plane touched down it was “handed over to animal quarantine authorities.”

Here’s video from inside the cabin. The bird was a mynah.

A flight attendant even goes for it – and misses. Eventually, though, Singapore Airlines says that it was “caught by cabin crew with the assistance of some of the passengers on board.” Team work!

It’s actually not that uncommon for birds to fly with people in an aircraft. Qatar Airways even has a bird policy. Each is permitted to bring one dead animal on the plane because they’re allowed one carrion.

In fact birds can be more dangerous when they’re outside of a plane than when they’re inside.

When the Mynah arrived at London Heathrow it declared, “boy are my arms tired.”

(HT: Tommy L.)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Is it a talking myna? They are notorious for picking up ‘vocabulary’. We had one growing up and it has extensive mimicking ability.

  2. > Each is permitted to bring one dead animal on the plane because they’re allowed one carrion.

    SNICKER!

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