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Old Jul 11, 2009, 8:36 PM
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I just got off a plane a ew days ago and had a quite frustrating experiance, nothing to do with the airline or staff, but with this one woman

this pretty large woman was sat in the seat next to me on a full flight, and she had brought her lap dog on with her, except she put it on my assigned seat. I asked her politely if she can put her dog in its crate so that i can sit down since we were about to leave.

She refused saying that her dog is scared of the crate and likes and deserves his own seat and that i should find another seat. I showed her my ticket with the seat number and she kept on going on about her dog deserves the best, so i thought i came up with a solution of asking her to hold her dog on her lap, but nope didnt work

i asked the flight attendant for some assistance so i can sit down, after the flight attendant explained what was going to happen the woman finally agreed to put her dog under a seat, since she had filled the seat infront and under her with bags and other objects i had to sit with the dog at my feet, i didnt mind coz it was a short trip and i dogs are a mans best friend

when the seatbelt sign turned off the woman leaned over me and openned the crate and her dog ran around the plane before it had an accident and we heard a man shouting im allergic to dogs

basically this story i am tryin to say is that even if you like dogs, dont bring them on a flight because there are people who get nervous with dogs, and people who are allergic to them, i am all for dogs and cats but when i saw a man throw up and sneeze due to his allergic reaction i realized that the cabin is not a place for them.




short note....i got to JFK and went to the Singapore Airlines desk to ask a detail about my flight in august, and next to me was this woman who was freaking out saying this airline sucks you never get free upgrades and was expecting everything, i should have my own escort service..........you get what you pay for, they wont just upgrade you since you feel like you deserve it, it doesnt work that way, and besides you get ALOT more with singapore airlines than any other airline
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Old Jul 11, 2009, 8:49 PM
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Did I miss something here? You said this incident occurred on Continental yet you said "i got to JFK and went to the Singapore Airlines desk to ask a detail about my flight in august." Continental doesn't fly into JFK. Are you sure it was Continental? Or did you fly into EWR or LGA and then go to JFK by some other means of transportation?

And another question. Why would you bother to capitalize "Singapore Airlines" when you didn't capitalize "I" or "August"?

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Old Jul 11, 2009, 8:57 PM
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i flew into EWR and took the free shuttle over to JFK (the shuttle service changed companies, diff company now, and either the drivers stopped showing up or something because it seems like 1/2 the time they dont come and alot of people who use that service to JFK miss their flights)

i have this thing on my computer that capitalises company names if it recognizes them, some funky program that hardly works, especially on blogs and forums
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 12:00 AM
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You should have looked at her and said "OOO Roast dog.. very good" I bet she would have put the dog away fast
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 1:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mars6423 View Post
i flew into EWR and took the free shuttle over to JFK (the shuttle service changed companies, diff company now, and either the drivers stopped showing up or something because it seems like 1/2 the time they dont come and alot of people who use that service to JFK miss their flights)

i have this thing on my computer that capitalises company names if it recognizes them, some funky program that hardly works, especially on blogs and forums
Whe3n you get a chance you should e-mail or write Continental with the date and flight number. FAA regulations require that the dog be in the kennel at all times. It sounds like the crew didn't do anything about it. Unless it was an "emotional assistance dog" in which case it would be allowed out of a carrier but not to roam free around the plane.
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 2:38 AM
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the crew did do something about it once they realized the dog was loose, the flight attendant did a great job, even though you can tell she was having one of those long days that never seems to end, and told the passenger to keep the dog in the approved crate or that if she didnt the dog would be moved in the crate to another safe location where it could be watched and controled

the staff did a great job, the passanger was making a little scene and was sorta disorderly, sayin her dog is better than a human and should have his own seat, she was inconsiderate of others
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Old Jul 12, 2009, 5:28 AM
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I'm not trying to knock what happened - I would have told this lady to go soak her head in a barrel of fish hooks, oh, and if you don't stuff your dog under the seat, I'll gladly stuff him elsewhere for you (I'm a cat person anyway.)

But you are saying the airline did a good job, but it was just her. Why then is this posted? This is a board to complain about airlines.
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 5:39 PM
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i put it here because i dont think dogs should be allowed on planes and that if they are there should be a area where the owner and the dog can sit, like a way that when you buy a ticket you can say that your bringing your dog so that they can be put in a specific area along with other passengers and their dog

i put it in continental because i flew with them when i had this experience with the owner and the dog
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 8:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mars6423 View Post
i put it here because i dont think dogs should be allowed on planes and that if they are there should be a area where the owner and the dog can sit, like a way that when you buy a ticket you can say that your bringing your dog so that they can be put in a specific area along with other passengers and their dog

i put it in continental because i flew with them when i had this experience with the owner and the dog
Some people feel the same way about infants and small children! Personally it doesn't bother me. I have allergies however I'm more likely to react to someone's heavily-applied perfume than a dog or cat. I have cats myself. There have been a few times when I've flown seated in close proximity to someone traveling with a pet and did not even know it until we de-planed. The dog remained in the kennel under the seat for the entire flight and never made a noise. Just like children some animals travel better than others.
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