|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):|
If a few 15lb geese can down a US A320, imagine what a 30lb dog could do.
|Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 8):|
|Quoting ElpinDAB (Reply 10):|
Sad. That's quite a list. Airlines are already hardly a place to handle checked baggage, much less animals. I have felt sorry for animals many of times, seeing them on freezing cold, windy ramps with loud noises for even a human (and dogs evidently have more sensitive hearing than humans...) Their owners either don't care, are desperate, or (hopefuly most commonly) oblivious and entrusting the airlines too much (as opposed to being negligent) for the conditions. Airlines handle pets, but really aren't the best at it. It's really up to the ramp crew working the flights, but even then, a pet could easily be neglected at an airline.
|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 11):|
Most animals travel fine and the airlines do try to be careful. The handlers aren't cold-hearted robots and won't throw dogs around or allow them to suffer. Airlines that offer the service have special staff on the ground to help out.
|Quoting SSTeve (Reply 14):|
Delta got him to a place ~15 minutes from the airport, and paid for him to chill there. This was about two years ago. Somebody cares.
|Quoting johnmke (Reply 17):|
sadly that option of removing the dog with force from the runway is alwasy an option, and i'm sure that nobody would want to.
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