Stowing dogs in potable kennels and sticking them in a plane's cargo hold is just mean. On my flight Friday from Greenville to Atlanta (a whole 36 minutes of flight time) while we taxied, a frightened, large dog - by the sound of it's deep throated bark - was incessantly barking, non stop in the cargo hold of our Airbus 319. I felt pity for the poor animal, in the dark, cold hold. Once we took off, the sound of the engines drowned out any further barking in flight. Once back on the ground in Atlanta, and idling in a taxiway waiting for our gate to be available, the poor pooch again began barking incessantly. Since we idled for 15 minutes (after flying for less than twice that long) the barking had a very disquieting effect on the 120 or so fellow passengers and I. Every 2 or three minutes, the pooch would stop barking for 10 or 20 seconds - perhaps hoping someone would come to his rescue - and then start up again, to the visible disconcernation of the passengers around me. He really was THAT loud.
If you're gonna travel a long distance with your pooch, drive, don't fly, please, for the pooch's sake.
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