Falcons can soon fly with Lufthansa


Cape Town - The German national carrier, Lufthansa, announced on Monday, 8 December, that from middle 2015 falcons are to be allowed in the cabin during flights in specially designed “Falcon Master” trays (pictured below), reports The Guardian.



Lufthansa aims to start using the Falcon Master in 6 to 9 months from now. 

According to press release issued by the airline, the Falcon Master is currently being designed to suit the needs of a target group of customers from the Middle East with whom falconry is very popular. 

The specially designed tray in which falcons would be transported will ensure the hygienic protection of the cabin walls, seats and carpets from soiling by the birds. 

Most airlines allows for small domesticated cats and dogs to travel with their owners in the cabin, provided it stays in its carrier or kennel under the seat and complies with the weight allowance, reports FOX News

Although falcons will soon be air-catered for, pigs surely won't have the same fate soon. Just last week, an 'emotional support pig' was kicked off a flight for being disruptive. Here's hoping those flying falcons know a tad-bit more about flight etiquette than the emotional pig did... 

Have you ever been on a flight with a person accompanied by an unusual pet? Tell us about it in the comment section below or send your story to info@traveller24.co.za


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