workhorse wrote:dealing with all the hostility of which a lot of examples some of you guys show in these threads.
Flighty wrote:stay home, or put it into a trusted storage place at home, then fly. If you must travel with it, fly private. If you must travel for your job with your gun on an airliner, you have made the decision to quit that job because you aren't able to follow society's rules. You aren't allowed to bring it onboard. Nobody wants your epileptic dog, or elephant, or blue whale, or tarantula on the airplane for 10 hours. So, they made a rule against it and you can't do it. Pretty simple.
1.) Ask a friend or family to watch him and give him his meds.
2.) Find a good pet-hotel or pet boarding place that will take care of him and give him his meds.
3.) Ask your vet for recommendations of places to have him stay during your absence
questions wrote:Board the dog or find a new job.
Why should other passengers in the tight confines of an aircraft have to deal with your problem?
filipair wrote:This situation sounds like primarily an emotional dependence on the part of you and your dog, for which you should seek resolution without delay.
millionsofmiles wrote:The support animal provisions of the law have to do with an animal supporting YOUR needs, not the other way around. You shouldn't get to pass your dog off as a support animal if he's the one with the problem.
nine4nine wrote:Um find a dog sitter, or look into a pet hotel.
This is exactly the type of judgmental bigotry I was talking about. Thank you so much you wise people for opening my eyes and showing me the way! Leave the dog at home or stay home myself. Wow! How could THAT not come to my mind?!
/// On a side note, thank you (a sincere one this time) to Mariner and Spacecadet for their humanity. I am not sure that dogs are allowed on cruise and cargo ships but I'll check it out, if the necessity to migrate to North America appears again at some point in my life. ///
Now, I am on a.net since 13 years, I knew what kind of responses to expect. I also know that I am a minority here and it's useless to argue, so I will just leave you all to indulge in your righteousness.
The reason why I wrote this is becaise there might be some airline decision makers reading this, so my message is for them:
Look! There is a market here. There's quite a lot of us and most are ready to pay (maybe not the $70,000 that a private flight costs, but much more than a regular business class fare, at least as far as I am concerned).
You are a business, there is a customer need so find a solution! It cannot be that difficult (actually the most difficult part will not be to find a place for the dog to sit or lie down or to make sure the dog doesn't bite anyone, it will be to separate the dog with its owner and the bigots). Find a legal a reliable solution and you will get a very healthy revenue stream and quite a bit of loyalty too.