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.


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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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Isabelle Traw 11 months ago

How great they look so comfy

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#2 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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Virgil Blue 11 months ago

"Were did ground go?"

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#3 Met This Cute Lil Guy On Our Plane

Met This Cute Lil Guy On Our Plane

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Isabelle Traw 11 months ago

I️ love all creatures. I️ guess my Sun Conure Kimo would not be welcomed she is noisy. But she is my baby

#4 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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Isabelle Traw 11 months ago

I️ love his red slippers

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#5 Flight Attendant Made An Announcement To Congratulate Her On Her 12 Year Career With The Us Marines. The Cabin Erupted Into Applause

Flight Attendant Made An Announcement To Congratulate Her On Her 12 Year Career With The Us Marines. The Cabin Erupted Into Applause

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Marcia Ambler 11 months ago

Love!

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#6 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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OrBu 11 months ago

The big guy is not bad, either.

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

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

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Isabelle Traw 11 months ago

Rocky does not look thrilled.

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#8 Best Plane Ride Ever

Best Plane Ride Ever

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Karin Koopmans 11 months ago

Love how the dog mimics the guys smile.

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#9 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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Isabelle Traw 11 months ago

Anytime you want me to share my snacks

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#10 A Little Worried About The Plane Ride

A Little Worried About The Plane Ride

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Christopher Short 11 months ago

As an owner of a few Border Collies, they look like that a lot. :D Not necessarily nervous, just alert.

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