Some airline passengers question whether animals should be allowed to fly in cabins. Facebook comments edited for clarity and grammar:
Planes are simply too confined. If you have unique travel requirements, such as a service animal, pet or toddler who you know will have a tantrum, then take another means of transportation.
—Rosbo Octavia Principia Quint
Every opportunity should be taken to accommodate folks who need actual service animals. However, other animal owners who simply can’t go an entire vacation without their pets do not deserve the same consideration. People, and especially children with allergies, are more important than dogs.
I fly with my dog and haven’t experienced this negative backlash. Many people tell me they find it comforting to see a pet on board, especially those who are nervous to fly.
I think if the owner is responsible and takes care of the animal, there shouldn’t be issues.
I would pay extra for a child-free flight. I am sick of people being able to bring their ill-mannered children anywhere they want, but God forbid I bring my well-mannered small dog.
I’ve brought two cats with me on overseas flights at separate times. The only problem was with a passenger who claimed to be allergic. The flight attendant assured me it was the other passenger who would have to change flights.