This picture was snapped on board a flight when 80 falcons were arranged to perch on the seats in economy class! Falconry is a favorite past time in the area, and seeing a falcon or two isn’t altogether a rare occurrence. People have special hunting and fishing licenses for their falcons, and even little falcon passports! But usually, there is a limit to how many birds of prey can be on a single flight…According to the rules for Qatar Airways:
You are permitted to carry one falcon on board the Economy Class passenger cabin of an aircraft, and a maximum of six falcons are permitted within the Economy Class cabin of an aircraft (country regulations may apply).”
It looks like someone had to pull a lot of strings to allow so many falcons onto one plane! A member of the flight crew snapped this picture and sent it to a friend. It’s shocking to people who have never seen something like this happening, but the people in the plane seem as if they couldn’t care less!
Most falcons have no problem flying in a plane as the experience has a calming effect on them, allowing for safe flights!
Would you fly next to a falcon?
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