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Flight Delayed By French Bulldogs in Tutus

Flight Delayed By French Bulldogs in Tutus
Jackie Reddy

A Norwegian flight bound for Austin, Texas, was delayed on the tarmac at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on Thursday morning after several tutu-wearing French bulldogs became distressed prior to departure. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed the incident, which occurred on Norwegian Flight 7181.

An Austin-bound Norwegian flight from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) was delayed when several French bulldogs, said to be wearing tutus, became distressed in the cabin and had to be offloaded along with their owners, the BBC reports. The incident occurred on Thursday morning on Norwegian Air Flight 7181.

The dogs were traveling in their owners’ hand luggage as emotional support animals. The flight was originally scheduled to depart from London Gatwick Airport at 11:00 a.m. local time , but didn’t depart until around 12:30 p.m.

A spokesperson for Norwegian confirmed the incident and said, “The safety and security of our passengers and crew is always our number one priority.”

“Flight DI7181 from Gatwick to Austin had not yet departed when the captain took the decision to offload emotional support dogs and their two owners at the gate due to the dogs showing signs of distress in the cabin,” they added

[Image: Shutterstock/Elayne Massaini]

View Comments (4)


  1. txirish

    October 25, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Just trying to keep Austin weird!

  2. respawn

    October 25, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Who needed the emotional support here? The owners or the dogs?

  3. donna538

    October 25, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Maybe the emotional support dogs need a emotional support animal. LOL. This has to stop.

  4. zephyr17

    October 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    If I was a bulldog made to wear a tutu, I’d be distressed, too.

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