Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Woman Tries to Smuggle Dog on a British Airways Flight in her Bag, Gets Thrown off Plane

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Mar 04, 2013 01:19 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

British Airways
The Royal Baby is here! To celebrate the occasion, the London-based airline, British Airways is offering a special for babies.(Photo : Flickr.com)

Paying extra fees and taking extra steps to travel with a pet can be an annoyance, so one traveler decided to smuggle her fog on board a plane in her bag. However it didn't go so well.

According to the Daily Mail, a female passenger on a London-bound British Airways flight managed to sneak her little Yorkshire Terrier past security at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport in Israel and she was able to board the plane with the animal.

Share This Story

The Airbus A321 was taxiing on the runway when a passenger realized that the animal was on board after they heard squeaking coming from under a seat. They notified the crew and the plane turned back to the terminal.

The British Airways staff spoke to the woman with the dog and then decided to remove her, the dog and her luggage from the flight due to the security breach.

The woman was sitting in a window seat on the flight with her dog under the chair. A passenger near her notified the crew.

"People are concerned about the security implications. How on earth did she manage to get a dog through security at Ben Gurion?" a passenger asked, according to the Daily Mail.

Flight 166 to Heathrow was already delayed from its original take-off time of 7:00 p.m. It was on time for its rescheduled flight time of 8:40 p.m. until the dog incident.

The captain announced to the plane that a woman had been removed from the plane after the dog was discovered in her bag.

It isn't rare to see a dog on board a flight, but they are prohibited to fly in the cabin of British Airways flights, which is why the passenger was alarmed.

A British Airways spokesman told the Daily Mail that the passenger would have passed through all the relevant security and immigration points at Tel Aviv,

"We did not allow a female customer to travel on board our service from Tel Aviv to Heathrow today after it was discovered, shortly after boarding, that she was carrying a small dog in her handbag," the spokesman said. "We apologise to our customers who experienced a delay to the departure of their flight as a result of this incident."

 

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Featured Video : Greenwich
Join Our Conversation
Don't Miss..
JEFFREYSDAVIS_ANIM
News Princess Cruise Ship

Cruise Ship Illnesses: More than 80 People Become Sick with Norovirus on Crown Princess

Cruise ship-illnesses are all too common and it appears that passengers on yet another cruise ship have become sick with the highly contagious norovirus. This time it's on the Crown Princess which was sailing around ports in California.

News Victim of Detroit mob attack 54-year-old Steven Utash

Detroit Mob Attack: Going To Detroit May Be Dangerous If You’re Not African American

Detroit mob attack on Steven Utash may have happened because of race issues, says prosecutor. Last week, Wednesday April 2, an angry mob beat Steven Utash in Detroit Michigan till he was near death. Now, authorities are saying that race is a factor to the Detroit mob attack.

News Airbus A350 XWB Big Reveal

Airbus A350 XWB Big Reveal [PHOTOS] New A350 XWB Plane

Airbus A350 XWB big reveal features the new A350 plane with passenger cabins that will make travellers want to fly frequently. The European company unveiled today how passengers might travel on its new Airbus A350 XWB plane.

News Delta Airlines

Delta Flight Rolls into the Grass at JFK Airport after Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic System Failure

A Delta Air Lines flight rolled off the runway at JFK after it made an emergency landing on Wednesday.

Trending News Tested.com; Austin; April 2, 2014.

Bitcoin: Where Can You Use It?

Bitcoin is a much-talked about topic nowadays as the currency completely changes the world's currencies and money-making industries. When it comes to Bitcoin legality, the world's countries are not entirely equal in opinion. But in most countries, Bitcoin is neither illegal nor unregulated -- it, the currency, is placed in between.

Travel Tips John W. Schulze

Travel Airfare: Top 5 Tips On Searching The Best Airfare For Your Vacation

Travel airfare, despite hundreds of promos available, isn’t all they’re cracked up to be. On the one hand, some routes are still higher than they were in previous years, and some even keep getting higher. What’s different now is that more people can afford travel airfare and more and more are realizing the benefits of traveling in their lives.

Travel Tips 20 Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying Confessed by Pilots and Flight Attendants

Travel Tips: 20 Secrets You Don’t Know About Flying Confessed by Pilots and Flight Attendants

Travel tips actually confessed by employees of airlines can be hard to come by these days. Below are some of the secrets of pilots, flight attendants, and engineers when it comes to flying.

Leisure Ceramic Sushi now with Grain; Kenneth Ristau; January 8, 2011.

EatHow: Food Etiquette in Japan – Sushi

To many, eating sliced fish may not seem like a big deal, but it really is.

News dubai airshow

Dubai Airshow: Huge Aircraft Orders Break Records in First Day of Deals

The Dubai Airshow had a record-breaking first day on Sunday. As major Gulf carriers work to expand their fleet some of the biggest aviation deals in history were made at Sunday's event.

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

matzoh

Passover 2014: TSA Releases Special Guidelines for Matzoh and Other Religious Items During Jewish Holiday Travel Period

Traveling for the Passover 2014 holiday? The TSA has some tips. The Transportation Security Administration released specific rules for Jewish passengers traveling during Passover, including what to do with Matzoh.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

MISSING JET FROM MALAYSIA'S SEARCH OPERATION CONTINUES AFTER A SIGNAL WAS DETECTED IN INDIAN OCEAN ON SATURDAY

Missing Jet from Malaysia: Flight Mh370’s Search Continues after Chinese Patrol Ship Detected Pulse Signal from a Black Box Along Indian Ocean

Missing jet from Malaysia, Flight MH370, is still being searched for while newest update reveals a ping detected from the possible missing plane.

Con Dao, Vietnam; Malaysian and Chinese journalists look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, during a mission on a Vietnam Air Force AN-26 aircraft, off Con Dao island March 13, 2014.

Tomnod Nina Rescue: Crowdsourcing Used To Help Malaysia Airlines Jet Search, Crowdsourcing Volunteers Now Increasing

Tomnod Nina Rescue: Website Tomnod.com is now being used in order to help the search for Malaysia Airline’s missing plane. Tomnod Nina Rescue uses crowdsourcing to help find the jet. The crowdsourcing method uses the public’s efforts in order to help the experts search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet and solve the mystery of Flight 370 disappearing over the South China Sea.

 MjaMes1408

Italy Tourist Spots for Summer [PHOTOS] Secret Italian Summer Getaways You’ve Never Heard of But are Totally Awesome

Italy tourist spots for summer: 6 surprisingly secret Italian summer getaways you’ve never heard of but are totally awesome.

cat

'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Detained by the TSA at LAX Over a Keychain

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls" was detained by the TSA at LAX because of a "dangerous" keychain that was considered to be a weapon.

Campers cool off in the heat of the desert during the 2nd day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California April 16, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Coolest Music Festivals of 2014

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock may be a distant memory, but you can still look forward to a hazy summer lying in the grass listening to your favourite bands. Unfortunately, we can't go back to hear Jimi at Woodstock (time machines are way overdue, right?), but with increasingly cheaper airfares, music festivals around the world are right outside our doorstep. A dream summer for me would be touring them all!

Youths fight with pillows during a flash mob in a park in central Kiev July 31, 2013. Some 100 people participated in a social media flash mob called "Pillow Fight". REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Staycation Summer - How to have Holiday Fun for a Very Small Sum

If you're finding the economy's let you down substantially this year, and you can't afford to go on vacation, take heart that you're not the only one. In my 'Staycation' articles, I'll be helping you find cheap and free ways to have fun this summer.

Galicia, Spain

Top 3 Backpacking Destinations to Escape to in 2014

Nothing’s better than welcoming 2014 in a foreign place. A traveler is welcomed with incomparable diversity, fresh faces and possible even a new beginning to start the New Year right.

Terracotta army

Palace Ruins Found Inside Emperor's Tomb in China

Archaelogist found ruins of a massive palace were found near the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang in the city of Xi'an.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter