Rat Boards Flight at California Airport, Forces Cancellation

The rat jumped from the jetway into the plane when Portland, Oregon-bound passengers were also boarding.

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Alaska Airlines is calling in an exterminator after the company says a rat boarded one of its planes at Oakland International Airport in California and forced it to cancel the flight. The airline says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat jumped from the jet way onto the plane. Passengers already on board came off, and the plane was taken out of service. Most of the 110 passengers scheduled to take…

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