One example of a funny story from a personal effects carrier involves a passenger who attempted to bring a live lobster on a flight as a carry-on item. The passenger claimed the lobster was a “emotional support animal,” but the airline did not allow it to fly in the cabin.
Another example is a passenger who attempted to bring a large, live snake on a flight, also claiming it was an “emotional support animal.” The airline denied boarding to the passenger and the snake.
Exotic animals that have been found in the cargo hold of airplanes include monkeys, parrots, and even a kangaroo once.
Unusual items that have been found in the cargo hold include a coffin (containing a deceased person), a live cannon, and a large amount of live eels.
In all these examples, the airline had to deny the transportation of these items and animals due to safety and/or regulatory reasons.
How to avoid such accidents
When it comes to transporting unusual and exotic items, it’s best to rely on the services of professional carriers. This includes items such as live animals, oversized items, and even coffins containing deceased individuals.
Attempting to transport these items on a commercial airline or by yourself can lead to denied boarding or other issues. Professional carriers have the experience, equipment, and necessary permits to handle these types of items and ensure they are transported safely and legally.
This is especially important when it comes to transporting items internationally, as different countries have their own set of regulations and laws that must be followed. Professional carriers can navigate these regulations and ensure everything is done properly and efficiently.
So, whether you’re moving across the country or to another continent, it’s important to think about the type of items you need to transport and consider the services of professional carriers. They will help to make sure your items get to their destination safely and securely.