Some stories just need to be told straight. This is one of them. A
woman on board an Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles to
Auckland was somewhat taken aback to find that she had a rat on her
Apparently, a crew member spotted the rodent shortly after
takeoff but the critter got away, taking refuge somewhere in the
back of the plane. Later on, a woman in business class felt some
foreign sensation on her right leg, whipped off her blanket and,
you got it, there was the rat.
I guess the woman must have startled the poor rat, which took
off again. A search party was organized but came up empty, though
the culprit was spotted once more, scurrying around the cabin
somewhere over Tahiti.
The rat was never found. The woman will be compensated by the
airline. The plane was grounded for a day and fumigated. And there
you have it.