First Class Dog ?

Old Oct 27, 2015, 12:33 pm
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First Class Dog ?

This massive dog got a first class seat on an American Airlines flight

I didn't even realize this was possible. Wonder if he got a pre-departure bone?



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Old Oct 27, 2015, 12:57 pm
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Hey, if they actually bought it a seat then good on them. I had a CRJ torture tube flight to ORD once with a St. Bernard nearly that size sitting in the aisle. The owners had a support animal vest on the thing, of course, so the crew didn't say a word.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:00 pm
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First Class Dog ?

Am I missing something or is that the fattest St. Bernard living??
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:03 pm
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Waiting for the followup post where an FTer reports that a DYKWIA GLD complained how they should have gotten the upgrade, not the dog.

Or for a complain about the dog putting its paws on the bulkhead. Without socks.

But seriously, this is at LAX, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was some sort of celebrity dog.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:09 pm
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Weight not good for his health but who will tell him he doesn't deserve a 1st class seat?

Does he have a little barrel of bourbon under his neck?
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:24 pm
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Ohmugosh, IceTrojan, the without socks comment gave me quite a chuckle. Thanks! I can't see from the picture...socks or no socks, perhaps he was wearing his "Rebarks".

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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian
Am I missing something or is that the fattest St. Bernard living??
Looks like a mastiff or boxer to me.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 1:40 pm
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Did the pooch get a special F meal? Did he get steak?
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 2:20 pm
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That dog appears to be bigger than the size of my torso. That may be the photo tough.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:25 pm
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That is a DOS if I've ever seen one - a Dog of Size. And he's heading toward the regional jets.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:33 pm
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Dog will end up with a thread here, crying like an alcoholic toddler over the PDB and begging for miles.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:39 pm
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At least he's used to airline food.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:44 pm
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The only thing I can wonder is why the dog isn't walking on the plane and is being wheeled.

It makes me wonder if he's sick. :-(
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:48 pm
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If he gets airsick there won't be a barf bag big enough.
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Old Oct 27, 2015, 8:56 pm
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Just as I was thinking "I wonder why the news doesn't cover stuff like THIS" I read a mashable article.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m. ET: Mashable has learned that the dog's name is Hank and he belongs to Kari Whitman, an interior designer who founded Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue in Beverly Hills, California. Hank is Whitman's support animal and, due to an illness, can only move with the aid of a cart, which explains his weight. We hope Hank enjoys many more relaxing flights in first class.
They also confirmed he was in the bulkhead and that the woman purchased a ticket for him. No mention if PDB was served ;-)
http://mashable.com/2015/10/27/fat-dog-first-class/
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