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(Fox News)   11-hour flight to nowhere returns to originating airport because: A) volcanic eruption; B) horses; C) a combination of both A and B   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2019-12-01 09:41:28 PM  
Where were the horses seated?
Coach?

/Lol, I sleigh myself
 
2019-12-01 11:23:37 PM  
Well, they are pretty fragile - guess it makes sense.

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zez
2019-12-01 11:28:38 PM  
It was an eternal flight?

They should have know that the KLM was gonna rock ya!
 
zez
2019-12-01 11:30:22 PM  
The flight landed safely at Schiphol at 2:30 a.m

LOL it was 3am eternal
 
2019-12-01 11:32:28 PM  
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2019-12-01 11:36:20 PM  
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2019-12-01 11:38:13 PM  
How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.
 
2019-12-01 11:42:52 PM  

Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.


Huh... They're on the main deck at the rear of a 747 'Combi'. Front half passengers, back half cargo. Now I wanna see the pricing
 
2019-12-01 11:43:53 PM  
So what if there were a bunch of whores on board.

And I think they prefer 'Hos.
 
2019-12-01 11:44:14 PM  
I'm not going to give Fox "News" the click. I read about this elsewhere and the airline's decision actually sounded reasonable. They couldn't continue to their destination due to volcanic activity. The only airports they could've diverted to were in the wrong country (not the origin or destination) leaving the passengers and horses probably stranded due to visa and quarantine issues. Returning home was the least risky option. I know Fox makes their money from stories where they can make it seem like everyone is dumb (and therefore nothing matters), but when you dig into the details this is usually an oversimplification.
 
2019-12-01 11:47:56 PM  

Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.


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2019-12-01 11:51:13 PM  

zez: It was an eternal flight?

They should have know that the KLM was gonna rock ya!


Three AM!
 
2019-12-01 11:58:12 PM  
#awacs
 
2019-12-01 11:59:52 PM  

neapoi: zez: It was an eternal flight?

They should have know that the KLM was gonna rock ya!

Three AM!


Never A2M!

Huh? Nevermind.
 
2019-12-02 12:01:47 AM  
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2019-12-02 12:02:11 AM  
Pony Express?
 
2019-12-02 12:08:51 AM  

Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.


I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.
 
2019-12-02 12:09:38 AM  

almejita: neapoi: zez: It was an eternal flight?

They should have know that the KLM was gonna rock ya!

Three AM!

Never A2M!

Huh? Nevermind.


Sometimes ATM. FYI.
 
2019-12-02 12:12:04 AM  

Schlubbe: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

Huh... They're on the main deck at the rear of a 747 'Combi'. Front half passengers, back half cargo. Now I wanna see the pricing


KLM bought them years ago because they knew they couldn't fill a 747 on a lot of routes, so the cargo makes up the revenue difference. I dont know of any other carriers that fly them, though Alaska has/had a similar setup on a much smaller aircraft.
 
2019-12-02 12:13:49 AM  

FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.


https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=h9M​9​YqaivFa

It's the 360° camera tour of the B747 Combi. Looks like there's plenty of room back there
 
2019-12-02 12:25:17 AM  

zez: It was an eternal flight?


D) 
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2019-12-02 12:28:09 AM  

GaperKiller: KLM bought them years ago because they knew they couldn't fill a 747 on a lot of routes, so the cargo makes up the revenue difference. I dont know of any other carriers that fly them, though Alaska has/had a similar setup on a much smaller aircraft.


I just looked up the Alaska Combi, I guess they retired them in 2017. They were 737s, cargo in the front, passengers in the rear.
 
2019-12-02 12:30:27 AM  
KLM 747s have an unpleasant history with volcanoes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Fli​g​ht_867
 
2019-12-02 12:30:28 AM  
There could be any number of reasons why they made it halfway and turned back.
Chico Marx - A Night At The Opera
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2019-12-02 12:38:22 AM  
Sounds like an unstable situation.
 
2019-12-02 12:42:16 AM  
Well it seems like they were equine distance to their destination...
 
2019-12-02 12:51:40 AM  

MaelstromFL: Well it seems like they were equine distance to their destination...


You're lucky I'm drunk cuz that was pretty funny.
 
2019-12-02 12:54:23 AM  
You need this dude:
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2019-12-02 01:05:05 AM  

Schlubbe: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=h9M9​YqaivFa

It's the 360° camera tour of the B747 Combi. Looks like there's plenty of room back there


That would work! I learned something new today! Thank you
 
2019-12-02 01:11:50 AM  

FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=h9M9​YqaivFa

It's the 360° camera tour of the B747 Combi. Looks like there's plenty of room back there

That would work! I learned something new today! Thank you


Welcome to Fark.

/what?! Seriously, we learn stuff here!
//the other 99% of the time we are like those two old muppets in the balcony making fun of everyone
///#rolemodels. Them, Animal and Oscar.
 
2019-12-02 01:16:27 AM  

Resident Muslim: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=h9M9​YqaivFa

It's the 360° camera tour of the B747 Combi. Looks like there's plenty of room back there

That would work! I learned something new today! Thank you

Welcome to Fark.

/what?! Seriously, we learn stuff here!
//the other 99% of the time we are like those two old muppets in the balcony making fun of everyone
///#rolemodels. Them, Animal and Oscar.


You are one guy I never like and today I like you.  Lol.
 
2019-12-02 01:41:28 AM  
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2019-12-02 02:27:07 AM  
I thought combi flights fell out of favor due to the problems with fire protection, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_A​f​rican_Airways_Flight_295#Combi_design
 
2019-12-02 03:37:22 AM  

FlyingBacon: Resident Muslim: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: FlyingBacon: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

I was wondering that myself.  And someone in the cargo hold to look after the horses.

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=h9M9​YqaivFa

It's the 360° camera tour of the B747 Combi. Looks like there's plenty of room back there

That would work! I learned something new today! Thank you

Welcome to Fark.

/what?! Seriously, we learn stuff here!
//the other 99% of the time we are like those two old muppets in the balcony making fun of everyone
///#rolemodels. Them, Animal and Oscar.

You are one guy I never like and today I like you.  Lol.


Look, if this is about your username, I'm not judging!
LOL
Glad we made history today.

Up next, world peace!
 
2019-12-02 04:42:54 AM  
My horse was on that flight that was turned around. As a result I'm going to have to spend a year in college.
 
2019-12-02 05:03:35 AM  
...A good friend of mine ended up having to spend the night at DIA last night after six hours of delays.  I sent him a link to this story and he just sent back, "Yeah, they win."
 
2019-12-02 05:23:21 AM  

Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.


747-400M is a "Combi" aircraft. The back part is turned into a cargo hold with a bulkhead separating it from the forward passenger compartments.
 
2019-12-02 05:32:43 AM  
GaperKiller:

Alaska has/had a similar setup on a much smaller aircraft.


Alaska's famous 737 Combi aircraft had to put the cargo in front for weight balance. Passengers walked out to board the rear of the aircraft and the cockpit was physically separated from the passenger compartment. Passengers and stewards had no access to the flight deck.
 
2019-12-02 05:34:18 AM  
I thought jeffrey epstein was known for combi flights?
 
2019-12-02 06:05:45 AM  
I read the comments, Ray
 
2019-12-02 06:12:41 AM  
I have a friend who travels on the Heineken flights. The horses are usually worth more than the two Rolls you have parked in your garage.
 
2019-12-02 06:47:39 AM  
What is this? A volcano for horses?
 
2019-12-02 07:39:08 AM  
I believ it can fly

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without plane
 
2019-12-02 07:39:58 AM  

Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.


Or just scroll up two posts
 
2019-12-02 08:01:32 AM  

felching pen: Where were the horses seated?
Coach?

/Lol, I sleigh myself


Hay now!
 
2019-12-02 08:40:06 AM  

Scanty Em: What is this? A volcano for horses?


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2019-12-02 09:10:38 AM  

WithinReason: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

Or just scroll up two posts


Two posts up is a photo of a DHL freighter, or does DHL carry revenue passengers now?
 
2019-12-02 10:12:38 AM  

Schlubbe: WithinReason: Schlubbe: How does that work, exactly? Horses need about an 8' high compartment (at least the kind of horses worth flying half way around the world). What commercial airliner has that kind of below-deck cargo space?

I know FedEx uses wide body freighters for equine transport, but I didn't know anyone ran combination passenger/equine flights. I'd be very interested to learn more.

Or just scroll up two posts

Two posts up is a photo of a DHL freighter, or does DHL carry revenue passengers now?


Probable mistaken, but there did seem to be humanoids in the same area as the horses
 
2019-12-02 12:53:30 PM  
For those of you that appear to still be living under a rock...
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Horses travel by air all the time.  How do you think they get to equestrian
and racing events all over the world?   Takes too long to walk across oceans.
 
2019-12-02 04:35:22 PM  

nanim: For those of you that appear to still be living under a rock...
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Horses travel by air all the time.  How do you think they get to equestrian
and racing events all over the world?   Takes too long to walk across oceans.


I don't live under a rock, but if I did it sure wouldn't be one that looked like it would crush me in my sleep.
 
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