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Old 13th January 2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Stowaway bird found taking business class 12 hours into Singapore-London SIA flight

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...don-sia-flight
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Old 13th January 2019, 08:14 PM   #2
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Did read just the headline on one of the airline sites, but didnt go into reading the whole story and was surprised to learn now that it was on a SIA flight. Yes its interesting to know how did the mynah bird got into the plane and during the crew took over of the aircraft that they did not discover or see the bird. Must be the first time a bird has " flown over 10,000km all the way to London"
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Old 13th January 2019, 08:23 PM   #3
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Mynah LR. Chances are the bird entered when the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at a remote bay with its doors opened.
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Old 13th January 2019, 08:54 PM   #4
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Mynah LR. Chances are the bird entered when the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at a remote bay with its doors opened.
Yes it must have been so, but the thing is the incoming operating crew did not discover the bird altho cabin checks include that all the overhead bins are opened and all galleys checked, and that bird was only comfined to business class. Its also a heath risk as its a myah bird is considered a predatory pest.

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Old 14th January 2019, 03:58 AM   #5
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What a bizarre and surprising news to hear and worst that the bird is a predatory pest that got in the aircraft.
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Old 14th January 2019, 05:28 AM   #6
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Im curious to know where this bird was hiding for a whole 12 hours without being seen.
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Old 14th January 2019, 02:32 PM   #7
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What a bizarre and surprising news to hear and worst that the bird is a predatory pest that got in the aircraft.
What was it going to do? Eat a passenger?
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Old 15th January 2019, 11:28 AM   #8
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The mynah bird here is a scavenger and describe as a pest and one can see them around the hearlands and in areas like rubish bins etc or around dead animals. The main risk to passengers would be the diseases and health risks posed for the passengers.

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Old 15th January 2019, 12:56 PM   #9
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The mynah bird here is a scavenger and describe as a pest and one can see them around the hearlands and in areas like rubish bins etc or around dead animals. The main risk to passengers would be the diseases and health risks posed for the passengers.
Huh?

The way you describe it, one may end up thinking that the mynah is a carrion specialist and that one can find many dead animals in Singapore, since the population of mynahs is so substantial. I'm not so sure calling it a scavenger is accurate. It is probably more accurate to call the mynah a nuisance, which is in large part due to the numbers of people who litter, leave their food uncleared/unthrown in hawker centres or in public spaces, and even those who deliberately feed the mynah thinking it's a good deed.
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Old 16th January 2019, 02:11 PM   #10
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How many PPS points did the bird get I wonder.
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Old 16th January 2019, 05:20 PM   #11
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How many PPS points did the bird get I wonder.
It was probably flying on an industry award ticket. Birds do work in the aviation field after all.
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Old 16th January 2019, 08:24 PM   #12
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It was probably flying on an industry award ticket. Birds do work in the aviation field after all.
Maybe on a spontaneous escape award ticket. It doesn't earn many miles flying around within Singapore, gotta save those precious miles!
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Old 17th January 2019, 01:55 AM   #13
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It was probably flying on an industry award ticket. Birds do work in the aviation field after all.
... after they’ve hatched.
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Old 17th January 2019, 02:06 PM   #14
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Joking aside, what will the UK authorities do with it? They are native to UK so they cannot release it into the wild, so will they fly it back and if so, will it be J class again? Or as a treat, upgrade to F?
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Old 17th January 2019, 02:24 PM   #15
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Joking aside, what will the UK authorities do with it? They are native to UK so they cannot release it into the wild, so will they fly it back and if so, will it be J class again? Or as a treat, upgrade to F?
F as in a freight class?
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