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A Veteran and His Service Dog Get Kicked Off a Plane


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, dogs, humans )

Cher
- 440 days ago - dogster.com
US Airways says it's about the man's temper, not his dog. Watch the video and see what you think



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John Gregoire (261)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:33 am
I won't be flying US Air until an apology is delivered
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:09 am

Standard CYA answer: A US Airways spokesman told Fox 10 News that service animals are required to remain on the floor for safety reasons.

Seems to me that vet was not covered for "safety reasons" while he served in 'Nam. US Airways needs to train their people to assess each situation and leave people and their service dogs alone.
...Grrrr!
Thanks Cher.
 

Kay M. (348)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:40 am
disgusting.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:50 am
Agree that people wouldn't want the service dog in the way if they have to evacuate for some reason. The seat next to the vet was empty...what exactly was the reason the dog couldn't stay right where he was...other than a policy that needs to be revised, allowing flexibility, not rigid, brainless following. Seems to me that the airline employees aren't taight to think on their feet...or anywhere else.
 

aj E. (163)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 11:32 am
horrible.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:54 pm
Ridiculous !!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 1:05 pm
ridulous
 

Ruth S. (304)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:10 pm
Lawsuit!
 

Michelle Torello (28)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:46 pm
That's just terrible. The dog clearly wasn't bothering anyone and they should have just left well enough alone. All that did was bring poor publicity to US Airways...way to go!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:51 pm
The airlines need to be educated in situations like this.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:32 pm
Sigh...
Agree with everyone.

Ty Cher.
 

Marilyn Traver (1)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:05 pm
Agree with everyone too.
 

Connie O. (42)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:36 pm
I agree...they should have let the dog sit there. The vet probably is suffering from some kind of PTSD, and who knows what else, and the dog was there to help keep him calm. I am sure the dog could have been strapped down to the seat if needed.
 

Carla van der Meer (506)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:49 pm
Shame on US Air!
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:12 pm
Outrageous. I don't live in the States but this is ridiculous and this is one airline that I won't pick to fly on.
 

Dawn Barler (5)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:00 am
This is awful and I hope US Airways suffers some backlash on this one.
 

Sandi C. (237)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:37 am
he was in a empty seat. why didn't they just leave him alone.
 

Mike M. (56)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:45 am
Just more humans over extending themselves thinking they can judge, control and be above everyone else
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:11 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jeanne Rogers (835)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:11 pm
The Vet was willing to give up his life for our country. Fortunately, he survived. But, now, he requires a service dog and the airline won't let him on an empty seat? I've flown when there were stinky, sticky, ill mannered kids. (yes, I know that kids can be stinky and/or sticky ). I've been more worried about some of the children getting in the way or tripping me than I would with a service dog. Come on, folks. Can't we treat our Vets a little better. Can't we cut them some slack? Remember what they were willing to do for us!
 

Sara P. (64)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:13 am
This is not a good way to treat a man that was ready to give his life for his country. And when we speak about animals......I know many humans that really break the balls and disturb the people much more than a furry heros!!!!! Stupid humans!!!!
 
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