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Old 26.03.2018, 22:05
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Which reminds me when I took a long haul bus overnight to find somebody's cat being placed under me.
I used to book the relocation flights for entire families and their entourage of nannies and pets. Once booked a cat on a 36hr trip that included 29hrs in the air over 4 flights. the cat was to be kept in the cabin in a soft carry bag. The lead passenger's p.a. called me to ask if they would be allowed to let the cat out to feed it during the flight. I felt like saying "Sure if you want your eyes scratching out at 35,000 ft".

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Imagine getting on a plane and your emotional support animal is a snake?
...or your husband.

Hey...! Could this be a way to get free flights?
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Old 26.03.2018, 22:47
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I used to book the relocation flights for entire families and their entourage of nannies and pets. Once booked a cat on a 36hr trip that included 29hrs in the air over 4 flights. the cat was to be kept in the cabin in a soft carry bag. The lead passenger's p.a. called me to ask if they would be allowed to let the cat out to feed it during the flight. I felt like saying "Sure if you want your eyes scratching out at 35,000 ft".

...or your husband.

Hey...! Could this be a way to get free flights?
Ooooo! Now there´s a thought.
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Old 26.03.2018, 23:17
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Uhh! That was a jab at "Snakes on a Plane" humor.
You have to be more explicit when you use movies or cultural references..humour is a serious business. :-)

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...or your husband.

Hey...! Could this be a way to get free flights?
My husband sleeps during all flights, which makes him totally unavailable for emotional support. Unfortunately, that makes him an ideal passenger.
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Old 27.03.2018, 10:13
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Seems a cynical workaround to get your pet into places they wouldn't be allowed otherwise
Or an aid for veterans who suffer PTSD after returning from war ...
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I would get PTSD if I had to sit next to this on a flight.



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Old 27.03.2018, 10:44
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I would get PTSD if I had to sit next to this on a flight.
I'd get hungry.
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Old 27.03.2018, 10:54
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I would get PTSD if I had to sit next to this on a flight.
So quack to cast judgement. That duck just so happens to be a certified reiki practitioner.
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Old 27.03.2018, 11:24
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I would get PTSD if I had to sit next to this on a flight.



Peacock is much prettier.
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Old 27.03.2018, 11:54
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I got these.
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Old 27.03.2018, 22:36
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Re: Emotional Support Animals

There was an ESA on my flight across the pond yesterday, a pooch of indeterminate parentage about 35, maybe 40 cm.

He was good as gold as we waited at the gate. There seemed to be some confusion with the gate staff and confusion with the flight crew, so I would guess ESAs are not a common thing on Swiss flights.

I didn’t see the owner and dog after boarding, and certainly didn’t hear anything. As far as I could see, having an ESA on board was pretty much a non event.

We landed to the mother of all $#@&-ups at Ohare immigration, ca two hours in line. I was pleased to see that the owner and dog were given a special escort through the immigration mess and onto the veterinary check. So I’d guess Ohare is used to dealing with ESAs and other service dogs.

An interesting thing to see in light of this thread.
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Old 28.03.2018, 07:27
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There was an ESA on my flight across the pond yesterday, a pooch of indeterminate parentage about 35, maybe 40 cm.

He was good as gold as we waited at the gate. There seemed to be some confusion with the gate staff and confusion with the flight crew, so I would guess ESAs are not a common thing on Swiss flights.

I didn’t see the owner and dog after boarding, and certainly didn’t hear anything. As far as I could see, having an ESA on board was pretty much a non event.

We landed to the mother of all $#@&-ups at Ohare immigration, ca two hours in line. I was pleased to see that the owner and dog were given a special escort through the immigration mess and onto the veterinary check. So I’d guess Ohare is used to dealing with ESAs and other service dogs.

An interesting thing to see in light of this thread.
Do they still have the amazing light installation in the tunnel between the terminals?
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Old 28.03.2018, 10:06
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There was an ESA on my flight across the pond yesterday, a pooch of indeterminate parentage about 35, maybe 40 cm.

He was good as gold as we waited at the gate. There seemed to be some confusion with the gate staff and confusion with the flight crew, so I would guess ESAs are not a common thing on Swiss flights.

I didn’t see the owner and dog after boarding, and certainly didn’t hear anything. As far as I could see, having an ESA on board was pretty much a non event.

We landed to the mother of all $#@&-ups at Ohare immigration, ca two hours in line. I was pleased to see that the owner and dog were given a special escort through the immigration mess and onto the veterinary check. So I’d guess Ohare is used to dealing with ESAs and other service dogs.

An interesting thing to see in light of this thread.

So
1. there is no "formal" ESA thing in Europe, so any dog can be an ESA?
2. If I take a dog on a flight I can skip the 2 hour line at immigration?



I think I have a business idea for a dog rental service...
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Old 28.03.2018, 11:45
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So
1. there is no "formal" ESA thing in Europe, so any dog can be an ESA?
2. If I take a dog on a flight I can skip the 2 hour line at immigration?



I think I have a business idea for a dog rental service...
Just before you get ahead of yourself...

https://www.britishairways.com/en-ch...assistance-dog

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...pport-animals/

https://www.united.com/web/format/su...imal-form.html
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Old 28.03.2018, 11:53
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I obviously would not allow my customers to take the dogs on united flights, we all know that airline kills puppies... and the other two links seem to rather support my idea - one is and American sueing her airline for rude treatment in Frnace (pretty hard to put more stereotypes in one topic...). The other states that the dogs coming to the UK need to be chipped and meet some other health requirements - which my dogs surely would. After all is it a premium service...
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Old 28.03.2018, 12:33
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So
1. there is no "formal" ESA thing in Europe, so any dog can be an ESA?
A dog? If there's no formal thing, maybe any animal will get a pass. It is legally quite interesting.
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Old 28.03.2018, 13:49
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A dog? If there's no formal thing, maybe any animal will get a pass. It is legally quite interesting.
Good point. So ideally an animal that easily fits in the carry on luggage, doesn’t smell, make noise or shits often. I wonder what they’d say about ESA snakes on the plane (cue the famous Samuel l Jackson quote...)
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Old 28.03.2018, 13:59
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Insects seem to be en vogue at the moment.

Oh, no, that was for a different purpose.
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Old 28.03.2018, 14:09
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What about people with severe allergies to pet hair or poultry feathers? Or people with animal phobias? Are they warned of this? What are their rights.
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Old 28.03.2018, 14:12
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Oh, no, that was for a different purpose.
Are you low on protein?
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Are you low on protein?
Airline food often is.
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