I don't know about others' dogs, but my dog is kept very clean and parasite-free. As for allergies, I have allergies to cats, but I carry the proper meds to deal with that and I don't have a problem with a cat in a carrier right next to me, or even in a lap next to me. Interesting... I have never been disturbed by the sound or smell of a pet in a plane in my many years of flying, but I am often disturbed by screeching babies and poopy diaper smells. Don't get me wrong, I love kids and I think they do belong on a plane. I am confused by the tremendous vitriol unleashed by the haters. Okay, if I bring my dog, I will bring enough Benadryl to treat the entire cabin. I will follow all the rules. And I will choose Southwest because they have common sense. Good job.
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