Back in November, we brought you the news that Delta Air Lines would no longer be forcing pets to fly as cargo beginning in March of this year. But some dogs have already been enjoying the perks of flying as a regular passenger, and a photo of one of them has quickly gone viral.
Emotional support animals and service dogs are already allowed on board, so it looks like this guy hasn’t been made to wait with all the other “regular” dogs. (I say this very tongue-in-cheek.)
But at least seeing a dog sitting nearby wouldn’t raise many eyebrows, unlike the support pig and support turkey that recently took to the skies. (Okay, I can understand the pig, because they’re almost just like dogs, but a turkey? Come on.)
Twitter user NickWeathers14 tweeted the photo he snapped on Delta flight 4640 from Atlanta to Chattanooga, and the replies were just what you’d expect.
Dog in the Emergency Exit row ? @Delta pic.twitter.com/AVIYf1Hhcr
— Nick Weathers (@NickWeathers14) January 26, 2016
@NickWeathers14 @Delta But did he actually read the card in front of him? — Sean McCabe (@darthstar99) January 26, 2016
@NickWeathers14 @Delta It’s okay, he is a rescue dog.
— Redmond Longhorn (@redmondlonghorn) January 27, 2016
@NickWeathers14 @Delta joke’s on you guys, that’s the air marshal. — RobbieDobbs (@rolub) January 26, 2016
@NickWeathers14 @MelanieBPrice @Delta …and he just ordered a G&T
— Danny Espinoza (@dannyjespinoza) January 26, 2016
Doge riding on Delta! Original pic: @NickWeathers14 pic.twitter.com/jI4Yyqdem8 — Ken Hoke (@AeroSavvy) January 27, 2016