Bruce's Picture of the Day. Did you know Pandas fly business class? It's true. It's how a giant panda flew from China to the United States on a China Airline jet. It's true! China Airlines is a corporate sponsor of a panda sanctuary and helped out recently with the transfer of a young panda cub to a zoo in the U.S. After extensive consultation with the sanctuary's veterinary staff it was concluded that the importance of the panda cub precluded it from traveling in the hold of the aircraft, where attending to its needs would be difficult. So China Airlines agreed to donate seats in its Business Traveler First cabin for the panda cub, named Squee Squee, and his human companion.
... In the interests of hygiene Squee Squee wore a plastic diaper to take care of panda poop during the flight. China Airlines reported that Squee Squee arrived rested and relaxed after his 14-hour flight.