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It's horrible that the flight attendant did this, and I hope there are consequences for her.
HOWEVER, I really think the pet owner has to take responsibility in a case like this too. I understand that traveling with children and a pet is stressful. But if she had been told to put an unticketed infant in the overhead, would she have? Of course not! Yet she caved to pressure and put her dog up there. If I had been in the same situation, I am POSITIVE that if I could not have made the attendant change their mind, I would have gotten off the plane. Then I would have made a HUGE stink with the airline. Losing the plane tickets and the inconvenience of getting home later would NOT be more valuable to me than the safety of my animal.
I remember my mom telling me, "If so-and-so told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?!?!" People need to THINK. And ultimately, in a situation like this, the woman DID have choices.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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