Guess we will just have to see a few law suits where those suffering with allergies are labeled as disabled and given some rights in this situation. Some pets are essential to their owner, like those that signal blood sugar problems but most are not. Surely there should be some consideration of priorities here. All of us should reasonably expect that our safety will be considered ahead of personal preferences. Allergy sufferers would gladly leave their allergy behind but can not. Clearly this situation needs some attention.
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I have a mild allergy to dogs. I don't usually think of flying on an airplane as one of those times when I need to be sure to take medicine. Recently, I took a short flight and as the plane was landing, my throat tightened up and my eyes started watering. As is so often the case I had no idea what caused it until I stood up to get off the plane and saw a dog in the lap of the woman behind me. I said nothing because we were already getting off, but it took me several hours to resolve my allergy symptoms. I am not saying that pets shouldn't be allowed but it is rather unpleasant to be blind-sided by an avoidable allergy attack, which got my trip off to a rocky start. Perhaps a little consideration would help to minimize conflict. If pet owners, would check with those around them before taking a seat, that would be appreciated. Since you apparently don't suffer from this kind of allergies, you may not be aware that the medicines to cope with an allergy attack can make you sleepy and not everyone can take those medicines all the time due to blood pressure problems and other health issues. If you have to use your epipen, you are supposed to seek medical supervision as soon as possible because they can cause complications. I just want to know so I can either move or take some medicine before I have a serious problem. There has to be a kind way to communicate this in both directions that doesn't offend anyone.
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