Cusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
maybe the dog went on line orderd the ticket, entered credit card details and printed his atb all by him/her self .
I know ba dont let dogs in the cabin unless they are an asistance dog.
I am also sure this was discussed last week to....
Cha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
Was he with a demanding lady in a jumpsuit? Did he have a silver pail to drink from? Was he sitting in the bulkhead? Was he drooling-up a storm? If so, I've see this dog (and trainer) on a US flight from PHL-CLT. He's HUGE!!
You land a million planes safely, then you have one little mid-air and you never hear the end of it - Pushing Tin
Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3471 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5): As for me, I had a St. Bernard in the same little gondola as me in Zermatt switzerland. He even had a toy barrel hanging from his collar. It was a tight squeeze with 3 people and a huge, smelly dog.
I hear you, saw one on a train between Visp & Zermatt he was smelly and drooling but his little keg had some good old "Kirsch" (cherry snaps) in it.....
after some I did not care anymore......
IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
Quoting Flybynight (Reply 11): Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 8):
was probably an assist dog for something else besides the seeing impaired
As I said in my first post, this was not the case.
Emotional assistance. Maybe
I've had animals onboard to assist with other ailments/impairments. One child with a seizure disorder had a dog with him that could detect the first warning signs of a seizure. There are also mobility impaired folks with companion animals. Not all disabilities are visably obvious so unless you asked the owner I'm not sure how you assertained it was not an assist dog.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2977 times:
Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 8): It was probably an assist dog for something else besides the seeing impaired. It was probably an emotional assist god
It may have been a GOD, but it was not trained as "emotional assist".
S/B's are not usually used for this due to their size and the care they need.
Assist dogs that are not needed for their size (guide dogs) are usually smaller because they are easier to deal with and more agile.
I know this because my family raises guide dogs. We have raised 5 so far, 1 more in training right now (black lab female).
PS - there was a great "Kids in the Hall" skit about someone entering their "God" in a dog show, and the organizers worrying about it and the consequences, but then realizing it was a typo. And of course, it wasn't a typo, and the "God Spot" reigned fire on them, with the judges ending up as talking heads on pikes. Pretty funny bit...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
ElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2910 times:
Quoting Cusaeng (Reply 1): I know ba dont let dogs in the cabin unless they are an asistance dog.
My uncle worked for a woman who flew her dogs from the UK to the US by Concorde with a butler/dog handler. I don't know whether it was Air France or British Airways, but the dogs racked up quite a few miles doing the tripS.
Sorry for the "my friend's uncle's niece's dry cleaner's high school sweet heart" story.