In our recent flight from ATL to LAX on our way to French Polynesia, the young lady in seat 3A kept her dog in the seat with her the entire flight. The little dog had a ‘Medical Alert’ jacket on so it appeared she needed the dog with her. The dog seemed to be her best friend, at one point she was feeding the dog some of her strawberrys she brought on board.
Airline Etiquette: When Is It Ok To Have A Dog In Your Seat
However about 1 hour into the flight she slipped on her eye mask and fell asleep. The poor gent next to her had to battle the dog’s breath and the little thing trying to get in his lap for about four hours. He was a better sport than I would have been and I love dogs. I can only imagine of someone else had been in that seat who didn’t care for pets.
What do you think, are medical dogs required to be actually ‘in’ the seat with you, was this appropriate?