Passengers Were Shocked When A Monkey Sidled Up To The Bar In An Airport Lounge

A kangaroo once walked into an airport pharmacy in Australia and also hopped down the aisle of an American Airlines flight so it shouldn’t come as a terrible surprise to see a monkey sidling up to the bar in one of the lounge at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Although passengers in the lounge were certainly surprised to see the monkey take a drink of fruit juice, and not tip the bartender.

The monkey was removed from the airport and there were reportedly no injuries – simian or human. Far worse outcomes were possible, such as when the Kathmandu airport had to be shut down because of a leopard loose on the runway. Airport clubs make great places for animals it seems because two birds recently lived inside an American Airlines Admirals Club for months.

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  1. American Express Centurion Club lounges exude a world explorer vibe. Therefore I expect to see an AMEX corporate monkey brand ambassador bouncing across their bar.

  2. I had a whole host comments but I see you’ve all made them – with one exception – I see they’ve got crack agents of the TSA screening passengers in India, too!

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