Falcons on a plane: First class treatment for birds of prey
(CNN) -- Have you ever boarded a flight dreading who might be your neighbor for the next few hours?
Maybe they'll snore, or encroach on your personal space, or perhaps it'll be a screaming baby.
Passengers flying on Qatar, Emirates, Etihad or Royal Jordanian Airlines, however, have a unique type of neighbor to worry about -- the pet falcon.
On these Middle Eastern airlines, the birds -- which have their own passports -- are permitted to fly.