A Saudi Prince Just Paid For His 80 Falcons To Fly On A Commercial Flight

January 30, 2017

A flight crew recently snapped this photo of 80 falcons on board a commercial flight, with each bird's ticket paid in full by their owner, a Saudi Prince.

Saudi Prince flies 80 falcons on commercial plane

It doesn't seem like the ideal way to do this, but my experience in transporting large amounts of live falcons is too limited to fully evaluate this method.

Oddly enough, taking falcons on a plane must be a common practice in the Middle East. This policy is found on the Qatar Airlines website:

Falcons

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).

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