The other day on twitter Nick Weathers put up this photo “supposedly” showing a rather LARGE dog on a Delta flight. In the seat. In the exit row. Err, say what?
Now you bet ya this photo has started to go viral and got Delta CORPs attention. And if you happen to read some of the replies by folks on twitter you will enjoy a giggle or two about dog vs human in the exit row. But, is the puppy really in the exit row?
All of this really is a hot button topic because soon Delta will block larger animals on-board their jets. They had already greatly restricted how you could transport an animal and now they are all but relegated to cargo and not on the same flight as you. I do not have a large dog but I can tell you I would not go for this service.
Then there is the other hot bottom topic of emotional support animals. It seems some may be using this, not for real reasons, but to work around the $250 round trip fee to bring tiny “Fido” on board under your seat.
But why not, like in the above photo, just buy the large dog a ticket. Well, you can’t. A large dog can buy a ticket, under Delta rules, but the dog must be “SO FAMOUS” that it is recognized on it’s own as a celebrity (that really is the Delta rule, I can’t make stuff like this up).
I really feel for Delta. No I really do. All they want to do is sell every 1st class seat they can and decimate the frequent flyer and elite program day by day and they have to put up with not killing pets in the cargo hold of the jet and have loyal flyers bring pets onboard from turkeys to dogs to who know what next. Can’t a
lawfirm, err, an airline just make money and fly jets? 😉 – René
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