United Airlines Celebrates the Year of the Rat Early

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 23:09
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For those of you who have missed the story (hard not to miss given it has received no press),a United Airlines flight was apparently held in Beijing for two days because of rats

Chinese inspectors found eight mice, dead and alive, on a United Airlines flight to Beijing after the airline reported the stowaways to local quarantine officials upon landing on Sunday afternoon, Xinhua news agency said.

The report prompted an “emergency team” to rush to the aircraft, Xinhua said, to “put rat poison and mouse traps at every possible corner on the aircraft, including the cockpit”.

according to a TV report.. that rat in the pillow.. was in first class sipping some bubbly!

If that weren’t enough, one of my friends on my flight back to the US has roaches in her seat. No news on that incident, but I hope that UA will take the time to light off a few roach bombs while they are at it.

If anyone from UA is reading and would like to respond, please do.

I am sure there is a logical explanation for this!

UPDATE : According to a member of UA the source of the rats.. the 8 rats.. was a passenger, and they suspect that he/she was bringing them back to China as part of new year.

There was no explanation for the roaches..

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3 Responses to “United Airlines Celebrates the Year of the Rat Early”

  1. The Humanaught says:

    January 15th, 2008 at 2:00 am

    It’s funny that you except that as an explanation for the rats! haha. I think I flew UA my first trip over to China – yikes.

  2. Rich says:

    January 15th, 2008 at 2:23 am


    I never said I accepted it. I just said that is what a member of UA said it was.

    I really prefer UA from Shanghai to Chicago as the planes are much better, but the 14 hours really is a killer. Hard to feel much of anything after sitting for that long.


  3. Yiwu says:

    May 13th, 2008 at 5:19 am

    When I was a child..I love this..LOL