Animal Stories

My mother has a friend who occasionally flies into a small municipal airport served by a commuter airline that partners with major carriers. When it came time for the friend to return home, I drove my mother and the friend to the airport. The friend had not purchased the return ticket in advance, so decisions […]

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My mom and I were seated at the back of an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Winnipeg to visit a terminally ill relative. We were both settling in for what we knew would be an emotionally difficult trip – we never would have guessed the flight itself would be the start of the emotional […]

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It all happened in January 2010 at the irritating DFW Airport – irritating as this place was designed back in the day of many carriers.  We all hate walking from one end to other just because [INSERT YOUR SMALL TOWN HERE] has few passengers so they stick you on the end. We queued up to […]

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A customer wanted to avoid the pet fee, so they tranquilized their cat, wrapped it in bubble wrap and put it in a suitcase/carry-on. The flight was delayed and the cat woke up screeching and clawing. Busted. A female customer brought aboard the flight a Chihuahua dog. During the flight the crew attendant noticed that […]

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Loose Dog On A Flight

February 10, 2010

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We were flying back home to Portland, Oregon from a Thanksgiving holiday visit in Sacramento, California. We were on a small Alaska plane for the short hour and half flight. I was about 6 months pregnant, and was traveling with my husband and my 2 year old daughter. The plane was configured for 2 seats […]

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Several years ago my father adopted a stray kitten and decided to ship it to me when I was in the military stationed in Georgia. So I went to the Augusta airport to meet kitty’s flight and on the way got stuck in a massive traffic jam and was a little late. I walked into […]

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Yapping Dog

February 1, 2010

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Last year I flew across country from San Diego to Hartford during the holidays. As I was waiting near the gate I noticed woman talking to her dog that she had enclosed in a pet carrier. I didn’t think much of it since pets are allowed on some flights. As soon as the flight took […]

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Frenzied Feline

November 10, 2009

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I was on a late night flight from DC to St. Louis. The flight was delayed, but eventually we boarded, and I settled into my usual aisle seat. I watched people board, and noticed a disheveled woman with an odd package. She was carrying a duffel bag type animal carrier that was absolutely squirming. Inside […]

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Kitty Stuffed In Bin

October 28, 2009

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My wife and I were flying from LAX to NYC on now defunct TWA. We were sitting in the first row of coach with 2 flight attendants sitting in front of us (facing us in the jump seats). Right at takeoff I watched one of the flight attendants say “There’s a cat in the overhead […]

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On a recent flight from BOS to ORD, a passenger asked the FA if they could take their dog out of its carry-on bag and let it sit in their lap. I was shocked when the FA said yes! Needless to say, the dog got loose, ran up and down the aisles and under the […]

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About a year ago my teenage son was flying from Vancouver to Calgary. He was bringing with him a cat we were rescuing. The cat is now a very much loved part of our family but at the time he (the cat) had no idea what was going on and he didn’t travel very well. […]

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Beware The Frogs

July 19, 2009

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I have read many of the stories on this website, and I can say that I have shared most of these experiences. I have been thin and sat next to a person who was grossly overweight, and I have been grossly overweight and sat next to a thin person. There is usually a way to […]

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