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Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

Azbg92
New Arrival

Southwest has denied our request to transport a Sonoran Desert Tortoise (6 pounds) to Indianapolis. My grandmother is celebrating her 101st birthday and had one special wish….to meet Judy!  I call her daily and give her the update on what our 50 year old tortoise has been up to.  Of course I send her tons of photos through the mail but she wants to meet the tortoise in person!  Southwest made headlines back in 2017 when they transported a tortoise to a rescue facility in Florida…..but their policy states that they will NOT transport tortoises!  Once again, Shame on Southwest!

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Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

CupCrusher40
Active Member

is she in water cage, if so could spill on rug in cabin

Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

Azbg92
New Arrival

Judy is a Tortoise (land dwellers) who easily fits in an airline approved kennel.  Fits under the seat, just like a cat or dog!

Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Southwest policy is that it only will transport dogs and cats, so it doesn't technically ban

tortoises.

 

The problem is, that when you start making exceptions to policy, then other people scream their heads off when you don't make THEIR exception to policy.

Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

No way this is real, but thanks for the chuckle. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Now now, lets not judge Judy.

 

😀😀

Re: Shame on Southwest…Deny’s 101 y/o woman Birthday Wish

CupCrusher40
Active Member

could be real turtles common