I recently wrote a post about Faking Disabilities So Emotional Service Animals Can Fly With You. Well, on a recent flight, I had the opportunity to experience sitting with an emotional service animal first hand. As we were getting ready to board the flight, I noticed a large Labrador Retriever on a lease waiting to board next us. We were sitting in First Class as a family (2 adults and 2 kids.) The dog was also a First Class passenger. I overheard the flight attendant asking the owner what type of service animal the dog was. She specifically asked, “is he a physical support animal or emotional support?” The response was emotional. So, this brings me to this question, In First Class Would You Rather Sit Next To A Dog Or A Baby?
In First Class Would You Rather Sit Next To A Dog Or A Baby?
I’m sure that the answers to this question will vary drastically by person. I, in all honesty was really worried to see this large dog board and sit close to us in First Class. I had no idea what to expect about how this animal would react to the flight, strangers, food being served or kids. I quickly learned that this dog was extremely well behaved and I never heard a peep out of him. If you want to know my answer to this question, I would rather sit next to a baby. I am not a big dog person. And our kids were also quiet as could be and also did not make more then a quiet peep the entire flight. So, in this instance all was well with this flight.
What do you think about emotional support animals flying next to you on a flight? Are you more nervous when you see a large animal board a flight or a baby?