FDA warns Delta over rodent droppings 'too numerous to count'

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  1. USAF_Pride
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    :eek: yuck. and they were near the food prep area - even worse :eek:
     
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    If I was a rodent that's where I'd be.
     
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    Not DL domestic meals! If I were a rodent (and I am NOT), I'd go to some other carrier or a real restaurant for meals, not DL. OTOH, if it's BE, they the rats are making the right decision.
     
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    They did say it was an international plane.
     
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    Not all international is BE, but let's assume it is and give the rodents lots of credit for good taste, providing that they're avoiding the coach food.
     
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    I didn't read the article but when I took SYD-LAX back on DL I happened to pick the day that the flight left at 12:30p instead of the normal 9:30am. The BE purser told me it's because that's the day the plane gets "brought out back" for some 'rodent killing'. LOL. They basically fumigate the plane, let 'em all die, clean it up and then let it sit for a few hours to air out. Wonderful.

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    I thought the stuff that was sprayed in the cabin upon arrival in Australia killed everything.
     
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    the last sentence of the article is the one that is of most concern. i thought that as well before i got halfway through with the article. chewing on cables would be a big concern
     
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    That is huge! :eek:
     
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    The FDA doesn't have responsibility for airplane safety, so they apparently ignored the issue in their report. I'm a bit surprised and disappointed that USA Today didn't stress it more.
     
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    It's interesting too that the DL rep stressed how they humanely caught and released the rodent rather than executing it. How politically correct! But how can they be sure that the problem was a just single rodent?
     
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    USA Today is not exactly at the level of the NY Times or the Wall Street Journal......their pretty graphs and use of color do mean that such costs as real reporters/reporting are minimized...:rolleyes:
     
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    Can't have PETA boycotting the big D!!!
    I am sure all of us have heard the saying "Where there is one, there is more!"
     
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    I wouldn't mind having PETA-free flights.
     
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    Rats on DL, Bedbugs on BA and I've seen roaches on UA. All gross!
     
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    I don't think I'm going to sleep very well on DL flights. The idea of a rat running up my leg destroys the advantages of flat bed seats. I also don't want any critters chewing on my toes when I wear slippers on long flights. And I don't want to see any souvenirs, living or dead, in my carry-on.
     
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    This sure makes me look forward to my next DL flight...
     
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    "please accept our apologies if we run out of your first dinner selection. We are pleased to offer a very fresh alternative on this flight."
     
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    Do they still do that? I recall it from the '80s ("Please do not be upstanding" they'd say over the PA as FAs walked up and down the aisles spraying) but haven't seen it in years and years.
     
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    I think I was sprayed within the last five years, definitely since 2000.
     
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    Maybe you look like the kind of guy that needs to be sprayed?!?
     
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    scorpions on US, now :)
     

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