United Airlines: "Would you care for some mice?"

  1. Ewwww! I cannot stand rodents!

    http://enews.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20080110/4785a650_3ca6_1552620080110115261828

    Crew Find 8 Baby Mice Aboard Airplane

    From Associated Press
    January 10, 2008 5:24 AM EST
    BEIJING - Eight baby mice were found aboard a United Airlines flight from Washington but tests showed they were free of dangerous viruses, the Chinese government said Thursday.
    The crew found the mice in a pillowcase that was located in a bin for unused pillows, Robin Urbanski, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based United, said Wednesday. No passengers were on board at the time, she said.
    The mice were found after United Flight 897 arrived in Beijing on Sunday.
    They were tested for hantavirus and other dangerous viruses and results were negative, China's Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its Web site.
    "Our customers on this flight were always safe and unaware of the situation," Urbanski said.
    The airline told Chinese authorities about the mice, which is standard procedure, and officials "thoroughly inspected (the plane) for a little over two days," she said.
    The plane was back in service and flew to San Francisco from Beijing on Wednesday, Urbanski said.
    Chinese authorities did not impose any sanctions or fines on the airline, she said.
     
  2. Yuck, I'm with you wantmore I hate rodents, smelly little critters.
     
  3. That God it wasn't snakes.
     
  4. ^^ hahah. I actually don't mind mice, so I wouldn't have been bothered even if they'd been on my flight.
     
  5. Uhh but mice feces is bad! That is gross!
     
  6. I don't really mind mice. RATS on the other hand, creep me out!
     
  7. Can you imagine if they handed someone a pillow with a mouse in it? They'd seriously have to make an emergency landing if that happened to 75% of the people I know!!! :blink:
     
  8. ^^DH said that if that happened to me, I'd be kicked out of the plane, b/c they won't be able to calm me down! I would be hysterical!
     

  9. :yes:
     
  10. Seriously.
     
  11. Awwww...I always think, poor little things. They must have been so frightened!
     
  12. they were traveling like any other living creature.

    I think the airlines were p*ssed that they didnt have a boarding past and didnt get through security
     
  13. Well the snakes are next step, to eat the mice.
     
  14. I'd rather have rodents on that plane than roaches!
     
  15. ^^I'd prefer to fly on a plane free of all kinds of pests! ;)