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And Sitting Next To Me Is A St. Bernard  
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Actually this large dog was sitting next to my wife on a recent Anchorage - Seattle flight.
Now the dog was not there because its master was blind. Anyone else find this a little strange?


Heia Norge!
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User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3778 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....

yep
dogs on a plane

[Edited 2006-09-26 06:57:16]


I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Thread starter):
Actually this large dog was sitting next to my wife on a recent Anchorage - Seattle flight.

What airline was it? Was it Beethoven by any chance? Was he signing autographs?  Smile


User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 781 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3734 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!!


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User currently offlineTheCheese From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3713 times:
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Nope, that's not unusual at all. You'll see strange things flying to and in Alaska.

I, personally, have flown from ANC-SEA (or the other way) next to: a cardboard cut-out of Elvis, a cello, a tuba, a large cooked ham, a car fender and a television set.

All of them had their own tickets, and none of them belonged to me.

Now for REALLY strange things, fly to OME or BET from ANC.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

As a kid I saw Joan Rivers in 1A,B. She was in 1A, her tiny dog was in 1B.

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.

We had a S/B as a kid and they do smell. Can't imagine having that next to me for a whole flight.



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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Please post what airline this is! I would love to fly with my St. Bernard, but don't want to subject her to being in the hold.

User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

It was Alaska Airlines.
It was not Beethoven  rotfl 
nor was he (maybe she!) sitting at the bulkhead.
BTW, it was on an MD80. Since they are on their way out, maybe AS doesn't care!!  spin 



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

It was probably an assist dog for something else besides the seeing impaired. It was probably an emotional assist god, if I had to guess


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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3239 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......

Cheers,


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

At AA there used to be a celebrity dog policy. Famous dogs (not the dogs of famous people) could sit in passenger seats.

User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 8):



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.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2945 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.


User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 12):
I'm not sure how you assertained it was not an assist dog.

I said it wasn't for a blind person. I did say it might have been for other disabilities.



Heia Norge!
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2745 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.
User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2678 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.


User currently offlineLredlefsen From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Quoting TheCheese (Reply 4):
I, personally, have flown from ANC-SEA (or the other way) next to: a cardboard cut-out of Elvis, a cello, a tuba, a large cooked ham, a car fender and a television set.

Maybe you should have sprung for a ticket on a passenger airline...  Wink


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