Home Funny Stuff United Flight Delayed While Staff Tried To Catch Onboard Pigeon

United Flight Delayed While Staff Tried To Catch Onboard Pigeon

by SharonKurheg

Sometimes there’s something (or someone) on a plane that shouldn’t be there:

We’ve got another addition to the list 😉

United Airlines’ flight 124 usually runs like clockwork between Newark, NJ and Athens, Greece. Unfortunately, it was delayed for an hour not long ago.

It wasn’t for the typical reasons – not weather and nothing mechanical. They even had a whole crew all ready. But a pigeon somehow flew into the plane at some point, and the crew spent the time trying to shoo it out.

Unfortunately, they never did find him.

Fortunately, there was some video taken of the process 😉


#flightattendant #flightattendantlife #cabincrew #airline #pigeon #birdontiktok #delayflight #greece #fyp

♬ Into The Thick Of It! – The Backyardigans

The flight attendant who posted the video, Arina Bloom, suggested on her Twitter account that one of 3 things must have happened:

  • He left the plane in Newark
  • He flew to Greece
  • He might still be on the plane

If it was the first two, it’s possible he left the plane and no one noticed. If he’s still on the plane, well, unless he’s surviving on crumbs (as pigeons are admittedly wont to do) and really good at playing hide-and-seek, I think he’ll eventually be found.

Feature photo: Public Domain

Want to comment on this post? Great! Read this first to help ensure it gets approved.

Like this post? Please share it! We have plenty more just like it and would love it if you decided to hang around and get emailed notifications of when we post. Or maybe you’d like to join our Facebook group – we have 23,000+ members and we talk and ask questions about travel (including Disney parks), creative ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel points, how to save money on or for your trips, get access to travel articles you may not see otherwise, etc. Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary

1 comment

Lara S. August 11, 2021 - 12:39 pm

But did United code it as a “weather delay” haha. Very good video and good effort by crew to get the little stowaway off.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: