Air travel is not a right, and that goes both ways. If a passenger doesn't like sharing a plane with a pet, they can drive.
Thought it was worth repeating, just in case anybody missed it the first time.
I suggest we put it to a vote; it shouldn't take too long to work out that the 98 people travelling without a pet
are entitled to more consideration than the 2 selfish pet owners.
Why do pet owners feel so strongly about this? It's not hard to work out; they consider their pet as part of the family, their offspring, their child.
Even to the extent that faced with an oncoming truck in the middle of the road, they would steer left to avoid their
pet, and instead run over someone else's child.
In plane terms (!), would you consider putting your child in a cage, in the cargo hold? That is the mind-set, and rational thought simply doesn't enter the equation.
I know several such pet owners, and speak as someone who themselves wept buckets when their cat died. The difference is that even in my grief, I knew when to draw the line.
My fear is that as with the well-organised gun lobby, various pet agencies will conspire to flood the DoT with negative responses.
Nothing to see here; move along please.