How Do Penguins Fly To NYC? First Class on Delta [VIDEO]


Frozen Planet Penguins on PlaneAn Entirely Different Kind of In-Flight Entertainment 

Passengers traveling aboard Delta Airlines on a New York-bound flight last week were delighted by two special guests strolling down the aisle midflight — 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, one-foot-tall penguins and get some great photos and videos," passenger Jane Worthington Roth wrote on her YouTube page where she uploaded videos of Penny & Pete waddling and checking out fellow passengers.

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According to Yahoo news, the pilot and flight crew allowed the trainers to let the penguins out of their kennels for a walk down the aisle. The tuxedoed pair soaked up the attention as they made their way through the cabin with passengers smiling and laughing with delight at the flightless duo.

Pete and Penny were on their way to New York for the premiere of the upcoming Discovery Channel/BBC series “Frozen Planet," which premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET.  Narrated by Alec Baldwin, the screening of "Frozen Planet," held Thursday at the Lincoln Center, was followed by a "polar-themed" party, hosted by Baldwin, Dustin Hoffman and Glenn Close, among other environmentally-conscious luminaries.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen everyone on a plane smiling at the same time!” Roth wrote on her YouTube page.

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