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Alaska Flight Delayed By Small Stowaway

Old 02-11-2011, 07:21 PM
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From Associated Press:

Alaska Airlines had to delay a flight about to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin.

The airline says the flight from Seattle to Denver had just pulled away from the gate Thursday morning when the little stowaway was spotted.

The 737 jetliner returned to the terminal and passengers and crew boarded another plane about 90 minutes later.

Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the plane won't be returned to service until maintenance workers make sure the rat didn't damage equipment or chew any wires -- and an exterminator certifies the plane is rodent-free.

Egan says workers also are trying to figure out how the rat got aboard. She says in cold weather, "sometimes rodents can seek shelter in strange places."
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Probably looking to get a change of scenery
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I think there's an additional $25 fee for carry-on varmints.
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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin.
Glenn Tilton has pass travel privileges on many airlines.
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