Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from San Antonio to Atlanta and from Atlanta to New York were delighted by two surprise guests strolling down the aisle mid-flight last week – Pete and Penny, a pair of penguins from SeaWorld.
“When we reached cruising altitude, the captain allowed their handler to take them for a stroll up and down the aisle so that everyone could take a look at the cute, 1-foot-tall penguins and get some great photos and videos,” passenger Jane Worthington Roth wrote on YouTube.
The pilot allowed the trainers to let the penguins out of their kennels for a walk down the aisle.
The penguin pair got tons of attention as they walked about in the cabin.
“Pete and Penny are obviously enjoying their training to become flight attendants,” Roth wrote. “You’ll note that since they were sitting in first class, they are wearing their tuxedos!”
Pete and Penny headed to New York for the premiere of the upcoming Discovery Channel/BBC series “Frozen Planet“. The show is from the makers of the highly popular “Planet Earth” series and premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. EDT.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen everyone on a plane smiling at the same time!” Roth wrote.
Now you know…penguins CAN fly.
Check it out below.
- Penguins fly first class to New York – video (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Penguins Move About The Cabin [VIDEO] (socialitelife.com)
- Penguins on a Plane Flying First Class (abcnews.go.com)