Many airlines allow pets to fly in the cargo hold (where the atmosphere is unpressurized and the temperature is often unregulated) or in a container in the cabin, but some made headlines after they took animals on board with the rest of the passengers. To be able to travel with your pet like that, it usually has to qualify as an emotional support or service animal, but if it does, even out-of-the-ordinary flyers are welcome. Bored Panda has compiled a list of surprising photos, capturing even more surprising passengers on flights, and it might just cure your aviophobia.

From a service dog riding on its master's lap to a flock of 80 hawks, these creatures enjoyed the cabin just like the rest, and it was totally flytastic. Let us know in the comments if you'd be OK with flying next to these animals and upvote your favorite pics below!

#1

This Guy And His Dog On My Flight Right Now. They Have Been Like This For Over 2 Hours

This Guy And His Dog On My Flight Right Now. They Have Been Like This For Over 2 Hours

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Pamela 2 years ago

This is so cute! They are both so relaxed

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#2

Don't You Hate It When Strangers On Flights Want You To Share Your Snacks?

Don't You Hate It When Strangers On Flights Want You To Share Your Snacks?

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Deividas DM 2 years ago

:D

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#3

This Is Corporal Kiddy. She Earned Her Retirement After 12 Years With The U.S. Marines. I Made An Announcement To Congratulate Her On Her Career. The Cabin Erupted Into Applause

This Is Corporal Kiddy. She Earned Her Retirement After 12 Years With The U.S. Marines. I Made An Announcement To Congratulate Her On Her Career. The Cabin Erupted Into Applause

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Angel 2 years ago

She looks like she's still on duty lol

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#4

Best Plane Ride Ever

Best Plane Ride Ever

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Poor unfortunate soul 2 years ago

So cute

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#5

Met This Cute Lil Guy On Our Plane

Met This Cute Lil Guy On Our Plane

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Zori the degu 2 years ago

I hope I'd be able to take my corgi for a plane flight some day! :)

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#6

Penguin On Southwest Flight

Penguin On Southwest Flight

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ADHORTATOR 2 years ago

Now that's the proof that penguins can fly :-)

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#7

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

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Maureen Zappellini 2 years ago

Yes please! I want emotional support

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#8

"But I'm Scared" Rocky's First Flight

"But I'm Scared" Rocky's First Flight

rockford4 Report

Kwj 2 years ago

Awww.. Poor boy <3 He is very handsome

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#9

The Passenger Next To Me On My Plane Kept Trying To Talk To Me

The Passenger Next To Me On My Plane Kept Trying To Talk To Me

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Char Char 2 years ago

So, where ya headed?

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#10

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

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Kwj 2 years ago

So beautiful <3

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#11

Koala Getting First Class Service In Flight

Koala Getting First Class Service In Flight

Qantas Report

Hans 2 years ago

"Thank you Ma'am, some eucalyptus will do."

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#12

On My Flight Tonight, I Sat Two Seats Away From An Air Force K-9 Bomb Dog. The Dog Had Its Own Seat And Everything

On My Flight Tonight, I Sat Two Seats Away From An Air Force K-9 Bomb Dog. The Dog Had Its Own Seat And Everything

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

That beautiful dog deserves his own seat and everything..

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#13

This Little Guy Was The Most Popular Passenger On The Plane Today. The Puppy, Not Me

This Little Guy Was The Most Popular Passenger On The Plane Today. The Puppy, Not Me

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Pamela 2 years ago

Beefy boy !!

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#14

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

'Desmond' looks like. a very rich cat. 'Desmond' probably has his own pool, mansion and fan club too..

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#15

Daniel Is An Emotional Support Duck That Was Recently Seen On A Flight To Asheville

Daniel Is An Emotional Support Duck That Was Recently Seen On A Flight To Asheville

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luna 2 years ago

AHAHAHAHHAAHAHHA THE BOOTS KILLED ME 😂

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#16

There's A Puppy On My Plane And It Just Made My Flight 100x Better

There's A Puppy On My Plane And It Just Made My Flight 100x Better

Pb&Kelly‏ Report

luna 2 years ago

AAAWWW

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#17

Bentley Got To Meet The Captain After Our Flight Home Last Night

Bentley Got To Meet The Captain After Our Flight Home Last Night

iamkokonutz Report

Kwj 2 years ago

I love his harness with the tie, very handsome boy <3

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#18

My Service Dog Goofing Off During Our Flight

My Service Dog Goofing Off During Our Flight

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Alia Gail 2 years ago

you comfortable?

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#19

Guy Sitting Next To Me On A Recent Southwest Flight

Guy Sitting Next To Me On A Recent Southwest Flight

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suryanti utami 2 years ago

Lucky you 😆

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#20

Dog On A Plane

Dog On A Plane

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Ágnes Királyházi 2 years ago

Is she is watching a movie or sth?

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#21

I Had The Cutest Passenger On My Flight Today

I Had The Cutest Passenger On My Flight Today

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Lillian Chesak 2 years ago

Cute guy cuter dog

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#22

Puppy On His First Flight

Puppy On His First Flight

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Line Hampen Olsen 2 years ago

:-D that is hilarious!

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#23

I Hit The Karma Lottery And Was Given A Free Flight On A Private Jet To Get My Dog Out Of State From A Bad Foster Situation

I Hit The Karma Lottery And Was Given A Free Flight On A Private Jet To Get My Dog Out Of State From A Bad Foster Situation

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David Ross 2 years ago

Rescued is the BEST breed!

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#24

When Pigs Fly? Ha! Hoggin' The Possibilities!

When Pigs Fly? Ha! Hoggin' The Possibilities!

hamlet_the_beach_hog Report

Ágnes Királyházi 2 years ago

it's pigtastic!

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#25

Passenger In Front Of Me On The Plane Kept Playing Footsie With Me. Finally Looked Down

Passenger In Front Of Me On The Plane Kept Playing Footsie With Me. Finally Looked Down

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David Ross 2 years ago

'Tag, you're it!'

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#26

These Guys Were On My Flight The Other Day

These Guys Were On My Flight The Other Day

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Jade Lorreni💜💙 2 years ago

Aww soooooooooo cute!!! Did you get to pet it?

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#27

You Saw Penguins On A Plane? My Papps Was Flying It

You Saw Penguins On A Plane? My Papps Was Flying It

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Ryder Mendelson 2 years ago

Tooooouuuuuch iiiiittttt

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#28

Lol Who Brings A Dog On The Plane? I Didnt Even Know That Was Allowed?

Lol Who Brings A Dog On The Plane? I Didnt Even Know That Was Allowed?

Revan Report

TC 2 years ago

That's not a dog. That's Teddy bear...

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#29

Licked, Kicked And Sniffed On Plane Flight

Licked, Kicked And Sniffed On Plane Flight

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David Ross 2 years ago

So cool. Sweet doggy.

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#30

My Neighbor Is A Flight Attendant. He Just Posted This Photo Of Someone's "Therapy Pet," On His Flight

My Neighbor Is A Flight Attendant. He Just Posted This Photo Of Someone's "Therapy Pet," On His Flight

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Pamela 2 years ago

Your therapy my nightmare

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#31

My Flight To School Had A Service Dog And A Service Cat In The Row In Front Of Me

My Flight To School Had A Service Dog And A Service Cat In The Row In Front Of Me

tarajoyless Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Let the cuteness contest begin!

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#32

A Booped Dog On A Plane

A Booped Dog On A Plane

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Jade Lorreni💜💙 2 years ago

Boooooooooooppppppppppp

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#33

Sat Next To Someone Famous On The Plane

Sat Next To Someone Famous On The Plane

babygthefirst Report

Samantha Bing 2 years ago

That Target dog!!

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#34

A Little Worried About The Plane Ride

A Little Worried About The Plane Ride

bootscrilla Report

Ems 2 years ago

Good thing he got his support human with him!

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#35

Opened A Bag Of Jerky On A Plane. This Little Fella Popped Up And Surprised Me

Opened A Bag Of Jerky On A Plane. This Little Fella Popped Up And Surprised Me

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CBN2143 2 years ago

That legroom makes me jealous.

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#36

This Is The Time My Daddy And My Other Daddy Martin (Whom I Miss So Much) Brought Me From Los Angeles To New York On The Plane! See, I Was Found On The Means Streets Of South Central Alone And Scared But Somehow, I Found My Way To My Daddies And The Best Life Ever!

This Is The Time My Daddy And My Other Daddy Martin (Whom I Miss So Much) Brought Me From Los Angeles To New York On The Plane! See, I Was Found On The Means Streets Of South Central Alone And Scared But Somehow, I Found My Way To My Daddies And The Best Life Ever!

oliversworld1 Report

Elina Kuusisto 2 years ago

<3 <3 <3

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#37

Saudi Prince Buys 80 Seats On A Plane For His 80 Hawks

Saudi Prince Buys 80 Seats On A Plane For His 80 Hawks

boredpanda.com Report

Ana Fuentes 2 years ago

Ok what can I say about this??

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#38

Duke The Bush's Baked Beans Dog Always Flies First Class

Duke The Bush's Baked Beans Dog Always Flies First Class

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David Ross 2 years ago

'How much for the recipe?

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#39

Making Sure I Understand How This Passenger Thing Works

Making Sure I Understand How This Passenger Thing Works

franky_doggy Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Wait, what about the air masks, what?

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#40

There Is A Cat On My Plane And It's So Cute

There Is A Cat On My Plane And It's So Cute

ballakev1 Report

Sparked Silly 2 years ago

Magic cat.

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#41

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

spankr Report

Zori the degu 2 years ago

Well, there was a pony and great danes are not different in size, so...

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#42

I Work As A Flight Attendant And This Is The Cutest Passenger I've Ever Met

I Work As A Flight Attendant And This Is The Cutest Passenger I've Ever Met

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David Ross 2 years ago

'Of course I am cute! I am a good doggie!

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#43

A Kangaroo. On A Plane. Wearing Human Stuff

A Kangaroo. On A Plane. Wearing Human Stuff

riffraff1971 Report

luna 2 years ago

welcome to australia. we ride kangaroos to work

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#44

Took My Puppy On Her First Flight. We Got Bumped Up To First Class And She Ended Up Falling Asleep On The Lap Of A Beautiful Stranger Sitting Next To Me. Success!

Took My Puppy On Her First Flight. We Got Bumped Up To First Class And She Ended Up Falling Asleep On The Lap Of A Beautiful Stranger Sitting Next To Me. Success!

se7enx Report

David KH Wong 2 years ago

The lady succeeded. You lost your dog.

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#45

This Irish Setter Didn't Win The Best In Its Group At Westminster, But It Won The Best In First Class On My Flight

This Irish Setter Didn't Win The Best In Its Group At Westminster, But It Won The Best In First Class On My Flight

mepper Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Nice picture.

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#46

Puppy Made A Six Hour Flight More Bearable

Puppy Made A Six Hour Flight More Bearable

Reddit Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Of course, any flight with a cutie like that is truly a great one!

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#47

The Woman Next To Me On The Plane Has A Pupper, And Now I Have A Plane Friend

The Woman Next To Me On The Plane Has A Pupper, And Now I Have A Plane Friend

mferris23 Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Cute!

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#48

My Dad Just Sent Me This Picture From His Plane...

My Dad Just Sent Me This Picture From His Plane...

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Cherie O 2 years ago

I just laughed out loud. what a nugget.

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#49

E And Lucie Both Nervous On Takeoff. At Least E Knows How To Comfort Her Puppy. Picture Taken Just As We Went Wheels Up

E And Lucie Both Nervous On Takeoff. At Least E Knows How To Comfort Her Puppy. Picture Taken Just As We Went Wheels Up

instajovsky Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Doggie brought its service human to help with the flight.

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#50

Cutest Passenger On My Flight! His Name Is Merlot

Cutest Passenger On My Flight! His Name Is Merlot

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BoredBirgit 2 years ago

Cutest and fluffiest passenger on the flight

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#51

This Guy Sat In Front Of Me Staring Out The Airplane Window For For 5 Hours And He Didn't Make A Sound

This Guy Sat In Front Of Me Staring Out The Airplane Window For For 5 Hours And He Didn't Make A Sound

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David Ross 2 years ago

Looking for birds.

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#52

I Accidentally Kicked The Seat In Front Of Me On The Plane Yesterday. I Got A Majorly Dirty Look From The Passenger In Front Of Me. She Was A Real Bitch

I Accidentally Kicked The Seat In Front Of Me On The Plane Yesterday. I Got A Majorly Dirty Look From The Passenger In Front Of Me. She Was A Real Bitch

midami Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Good humor. 'Do you mind? Trying to catch some ZZ's'

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#53

My Boy Made A Friend On The Flight

My Boy Made A Friend On The Flight

the-happy-medium Report

Lubna El-Mansy 2 years ago

Wondering if they'rd all like...hi, are you scared ? "Yep,and you?". "Yep,shitting my tail"

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#54

Look Who Joined My Flight Today, United States Air Force Soldier And Her Dog. Tally

Look Who Joined My Flight Today, United States Air Force Soldier And Her Dog. Tally

majorgunho Report

Rhon 2 years ago

Heroes should get to sit in first class!

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#55

Only Good Boys On This Flight

Only Good Boys On This Flight

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Rivkaka 2 years ago

Oh poor thing, is that a bite out of his tongue?

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#56

I Also Met A Well Behaved Flyer On My Flight, His Name Was Pablo

I Also Met A Well Behaved Flyer On My Flight, His Name Was Pablo

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David Ross 2 years ago

What a face! I am in love!

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#57

My Seat-Mate Today On A Flight To Florida. Every Single Person Boarding The Plane Smiled

My Seat-Mate Today On A Flight To Florida. Every Single Person Boarding The Plane Smiled

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Char Char 2 years ago

Oh my sweet goodness!

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#58

The First Historically Recorded Flight Of A Pig Took Place On At Leysdown In Kent (Great Britain) On November 4th, 1909

The First Historically Recorded Flight Of A Pig Took Place On At Leysdown In Kent (Great Britain) On November 4th, 1909

aviationhumor Report

David Ross 2 years ago

So that is when pigs flew!

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#59

The Passenger Seat Next To Me On The Plane Back Home

The Passenger Seat Next To Me On The Plane Back Home

EM3music Report

Rhon 2 years ago

Best flight neighbour ever!

#60

Mlem

Mlem

jiyoooonpark Report

David Ross 2 years ago

'Hi there.'

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#61

Here We Have A Very Nervous Passenger Onboard

Here We Have A Very Nervous Passenger Onboard

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David Ross 2 years ago

'One of those little bottles, please.'

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#62

Flying Sausage

Flying Sausage

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Rhon 2 years ago

Hello cutie!

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#63

Today I Sat Next To A Dog On The Plane

Today I Sat Next To A Dog On The Plane

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Jade Lorreni💜💙 2 years ago

Hehe yoda

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#64

Dogs On A Plane. Well I've Never Seen That Before

Dogs On A Plane. Well I've Never Seen That Before

scott.milsom Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Good luck getting up to go potty.

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#65

On My Dad's Flight This Morning

On My Dad's Flight This Morning

sev09 Report

David Ross 2 years ago

'Polly wants a seatbelt. Humans can't fly!!'

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#66

Best Flight Ever

Best Flight Ever

agonzal7 Report

David Ross 2 years ago

'Hi Not scared, not scared, not scared, not scared....'

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#67

Jake's On A Plane

Jake's On A Plane

dogisgood Report

Rhon 2 years ago

I'll be your captain for today's flight!

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#68

Willie's First Plane Ride Was Traumatic For The Both Of Us

Willie's First Plane Ride Was Traumatic For The Both Of Us

jlavs0818 Report

7j6eqi 2 years ago

Maybe you could have let him stick his head out :(

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#69

Met This Little Fella On His First Flight

Met This Little Fella On His First Flight

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Rhon 2 years ago

Snuggle buddy!

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#70

Had To Put Up With This Obnoxiousness In The Seat Next To Me On A Connecting Flight. Ruined My Day

Had To Put Up With This Obnoxiousness In The Seat Next To Me On A Connecting Flight. Ruined My Day

asciibutts Report

David Ross 2 years ago

Looks like a rowdy one! LOL

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#71

Sky Doggo Didn’t Make A Single Awooo All Flight

Sky Doggo Didn’t Make A Single Awooo All Flight

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Amy Goulding 2 years ago

Sky doggo 😂😍

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#72

My Own Personal Service Dog On Flight Great Falls To Seattle

My Own Personal Service Dog On Flight Great Falls To Seattle

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David Ross 2 years ago

Sleepyhead.

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#73

I Got To Meet Gus "The A-Lister!" Today On My Way To Ca

I Got To Meet Gus "The A-Lister!" Today On My Way To Ca

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David Ross 2 years ago

Jet setting terrier!

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#74

I Sat Behind A Labradoodle The Luck Dragon On My Flight Yesterday

I Sat Behind A Labradoodle The Luck Dragon On My Flight Yesterday

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AutumnJN 2 years ago

*gasp* Falcor?! Is that you?

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#75

Joey The Kangaroo Looks Quite Comfortable In This Seat In The First Class Cabin Aboard An Aircraft

Joey The Kangaroo Looks Quite Comfortable In This Seat In The First Class Cabin Aboard An Aircraft

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David Ross 2 years ago

'Forgot my book, shoot....'

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#76

There Was An Alaskan Husky On My Flight

There Was An Alaskan Husky On My Flight

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Robyn Becker 2 years ago

Majestic

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#77

I Am Very Afraid Of Flying. He Made My Flight 100x Less Terrifying. Thanks Pup

I Am Very Afraid Of Flying. He Made My Flight 100x Less Terrifying. Thanks Pup

StressRelievingPoo Report

Rhon 2 years ago

The healing power of animals