In the recent years, the internet has become a source of news, research and entertainment. Memes have come and gone; gifs remain to be a response to Facebook statuses and every once in a while we’re surprised with the most random things that spurt out of the web.
A user on Reddit posted this hilarious photo of “80” falcons casually on a flight amongst other passengers on an airplane that’s probably headed to and from the Gulf.
We’re loving the nonchalance of everyone on that plane, check it out:
It was captioned “My captain friend sent me this photo. Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks”
Reddit user lensoo posted it months ago, and since then the post has garnered a good almost 100k views on the page and a multitude of shares online, and it’s no surprise why.
The caption stated that a Saudi prince bought tickets for his 80 hawks, although this may be a shocking concept to some- apparently, there are a couple of airlines who allow it and even have specific rates for transporting Falcons in Economy class cabins.
There’s debate on wether or not the caption is true, but nevertheless,
A lot of Reddit users commented on the photo explaining how this isn’t unusual at all for Etihad (and other GCC) flights
“In the UAE, it’s actually illegal to deny a falcon and it’s owner basic accommodation. So if a falconer comes into Starbucks and requests a chair for his falcon, you have to give it to him and let the falcon sit there in the store.”
Yes, they even have passports
What a time to be alive!