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The Great Pet Scam: More fliers feeling
need to bring pets on board–for free

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 4/16/2018 4:34:20 PM

The bond between pets and their human is amazing, powerful, touching, inspiring and really, really annoying if you’re seated next to them on a packed airplane. That’s happening more and more these days as thousands of Americans catch on to this generous scam of airlines. The con is that passengers can claim they need the dog or cat’s company for “emotional support.” [Snip] The result is a rapidly-growing number of jammed airliners taking off like flying kennels. Last year U.S. airlines flew more than 750,000 emotional support animals — for free. As in, so very much cheaper than boarding the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribald1, 4/16/2018 4:45:40 PM     (No. 11604126)

Flying is a test to see just how much a human will endure just to get on a plane.
Hire perverts to fondle people before they get on board? People seem to like it.
Have cameras that see your naked body so that other perverts can ogle it? Same, people love it.
Long lines, not enough seats in waiting areas, baggage lost, none of it does anything but get more people flying.
Is turning planes into flying barnyards going to bring in even more customers?
My bet is yes. People who fly have a fetish for being degraded.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 4/16/2018 4:49:18 PM     (No. 11604132)

Next thing they´ll be demanding peanuts and pretzels.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John56, 4/16/2018 4:50:10 PM     (No. 11604134)

But most dogs are better people than most people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MargaretM., 4/16/2018 5:01:03 PM     (No. 11604142)

I´m part of the dying generation that used to dress up to fly. Now planes are worse than traveling by Greyhound.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/16/2018 5:15:06 PM     (No. 11604159)

100K flyer here. A commercial flight today is becoming more and more like the midnight bus to Tijuana. The only thing missing so far is chickens in cages and fruit peddlers going up and down the aisles. I cannot believe the number and types of pets that passengers are bringing aboard these days.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 4/16/2018 5:18:47 PM     (No. 11604162)

I suspect this trend will wane when one passenger´s emotional support python strangles another passenger´s emotional support cat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GO3, 4/16/2018 5:44:28 PM     (No. 11604192)

I bet those oxygen masks are gonna deploy for reasons other than thin air.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: LadyHen, 4/16/2018 6:03:21 PM     (No. 11604198)

I don´t know. 4 hours of cattle herding inconvenience vs. 14 hours of butt numbing driving (and through Atlanta at that.. Lord have mercy!!). I´ll take the 4 hours, barnyard and all.

But really, if you are so emotionally unstable you need an emotional support peacock, maybe you should just DRIVE!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/16/2018 6:03:36 PM     (No. 11604199)

Another reason to pay for upgraded seats - preferably business or first class.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/16/2018 6:55:27 PM     (No. 11604230)

Just when you thought air traveling couldn´t get worse.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zoidberg, 4/16/2018 7:13:22 PM     (No. 11604255)

I just want to bring a therapy Penthouse Pet.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/16/2018 7:21:26 PM     (No. 11604260)

If I tried to board a plane with a peanut butter sandwich, they would freak out- "What if someone was on board who had a peanut allergy!" If I tried to board a plane with a bouquet of flowers, "What if someone is allergic to your flowers!" But, if I am allergic to dogs, and people are boarding with their mutts, it is: "Get off the plane, Sir- you are causing a disturbance!"

This world of crazy people is starting to get really sickening.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: EQKimball, 4/16/2018 8:12:09 PM     (No. 11604283)

According to a WaPo story in January, UA rejected a large comfort peacock. (The photos are amusing.) Do you think there is any chance for an opinionated parrot? It is much smaller, but its language is, well, sometimes unsuitable for a general audience.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/16/2018 8:19:33 PM     (No. 11604290)

#11, and the great thing about the therapy Penthouse Pets is that in case of a "water landing" you can also use them as flotation devices.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/16/2018 9:18:36 PM     (No. 11604340)

And pets in every store, every shop...and restaurants! I worked at Kohls until very recently and the managers were too chicken to confront people touring the store with dogs in tow. We had several flea outbreaks...it’s disgusting. Everyone is an entitled brat these days! I have a dog but she stays home when I go out.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 4/16/2018 9:43:26 PM     (No. 11604349)

So you get to be soothed by not having to pay to board your cat and my grandson gets to have an asthma attack.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 4/16/2018 10:03:58 PM     (No. 11604360)

People should be required to have therapy dogs. The human race would be markedly improved. I´d pay extra to have a dog in the next seat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/16/2018 10:21:47 PM     (No. 11604367)

I flew Southwest yesterday and was mildly surprised when a young "lady" waltzed down the aisle to the forward restroom with a white frou-frou dog wearing a pink tu-tu outfit draped over her shoulder. The dog´s outfit was labeled "Princess". Of course.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen, 4/16/2018 11:13:13 PM     (No. 11604390)

I don´t see a problem.
My support cobra is very well behaved on planes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 4/17/2018 9:19:53 AM     (No. 11604624)

This has been happening for years now.

EVERY flight at any time is bound to have a vulture (aka lawyer) or two on board...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/17/2018 12:29:11 PM     (No. 11604843)

I´m terrified of flying without my comfort porcupine.

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