Bird flys halfway around the world on Singapore Airlines flight

Bird flys halfway around the world on Singapore Airlines flight

A stowaway bird managed to sneak its way onto a plane and travel all the way from Singapore to London.

The myna bird made its first appearance known 12 hours into the 14 hour Singapore Airlines flight.

In a video posted on Facebook, the bird can be seen perched on the headrest of a business class seat, before a flight attendant tried unsuccessfully to catch it.

Its not known how the bird, a native to southern Asia, managed to board the flight at Changi Airport.

If the myna was to fly Singapore and London with its own wings, the trip would take 10 non-stop days; so it's easy to see the appeal of choosing 14 hours in business class instead.

A spokesperson for the airline told the Strait Times newspaper the bird was safe and well.

"It was subsequently caught by cabin crew with the assistance of some of the passengers," they said.

The bird managed to avoid the long queues at London's Heathrow Airport and was handed over to quarantine authorities.

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