Extravagant style Saudi royal prince booked 80 seats traveled UAE to Saudi Arabia. A royal Saudi prince traveled in a plane with his 80 falcons.
Prince booked 80 seats for his falcons traveled UAE to Saudi Arabia. Interestingly, other commuters and passengers were in the same flight.
This mage on Reddit of a Saudi prince who brought 80 birds on a plane is goes viral.
Photo posted on Reddit depicting that the Saudi prince moved along on plane accompanied by his 80 falcons.
It still not confirmed as to where the plane was heading.
Some opined that the birds were actually falcons, instead of hawks but even then the scene hints at extravagant life style of prince.
Transporting falcons in the Middle East is a pretty common practice.
Falconry training birds to hunt practiced in the Middle East for thousands of years and is still a popular pastime in the United Arab Emirates.
The falcon is national bird of the UAE, it makes sense that airlines flying out of there would accommodate the birds’ transit needs.
says Falcons can get their own passports from the UAE to travel.
The passport allows a falcon to travel to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Morocco, and Syria, according to the article.
According to the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment the passport is valid for three years.
Representative for the airline Flydubai told Frank Kane, a reporter for the UAE news website The National.
That falcons must their own seat and placed on a cloth to avoid accidents.
Extravagant style Saudi royal prince booked 80 seats traveled UAE to Saudi Arabia.
According to Kane, the business-class cabin of his Flydubai flight in April 2015 reserved for falcons so this isn’t as rare of an occurrence as we may think.
On Qatar Airways, you can bring a maximum of six falcons in economy class.
Etihad Airways also allows falcons on its planes.
“We accept the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin provided that all the necessary documents have been obtained.
We also accept falcons as checked baggage,” Etihad’s website says.
The cabin and flight crew uniforms, it’s unlikely the Reddit photo taken on one of the airline’s planes.
Transport a falcon in the near future, it may not be as hard as you think depending on where you’re going, of course.