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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Isabelle Traw 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Jane Stone 7 months ago

I dont know... I might share all my snacks with that pupper

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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 1 year 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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#11

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

Pets Take Over Plane Cabin On Fort Mcmurray Fire Evacuee Flight

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Sam Orser 1 year ago

They came to safety in Edmonton and points beyond. makes me proud to be an Albertan.

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#12

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!

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Anita Logan-Nicoll 1 year ago

I could like this an infinite number of times :)

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#13

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

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#14

A Booped Dog On A Plane

A Booped Dog On A Plane

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SAVANNAH BRODERICK 1 year ago

you done booped the snoot

#15

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

This Is How Desmond Sleeps On A Plane

Anniba Report

Nicole Gauvreau 1 year ago

Aw, hi Desmond <3

#16

Cutest Passenger On My Flight! His Name Is Merlot

Cutest Passenger On My Flight! His Name Is Merlot

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Nicole Gauvreau 1 year ago

I would very much like more fluffy cats on planes

#17

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

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#18

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

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

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#19

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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#20

Koala Getting First Class Service In Flight

Koala Getting First Class Service In Flight

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#21

These Guys Were On My Flight The Other Day

These Guys Were On My Flight The Other Day

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Tania Moore 1 year ago

Baby Cheetas don't meow. They chirp. It's really cute. :)

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#22

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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Angus Ryder 1 year ago

I wouldn't play chess with him and if I did I'd let him win. I value keeping my arms sattached.

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#23

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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Darius B. 1 year ago

who said that penguins can't fly?

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#24

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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Kristin Pennington 1 year ago

That’s his reward for keeping the recipe secret all these years!

#25

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

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Briana French 1 year ago

😂

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#26

Best Flight Ever

Best Flight Ever

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#27

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!

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#28

For A Furry Passenger On The Plane

For A Furry Passenger On The Plane

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#29

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

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

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#30

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

Flight Attendant: Episode 7

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Laurel Stark 1 year ago

Mini horses are legitimate service animals. They're are amazing. Look up YouTube videos of them. They are guide-horses.

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#31

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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#32

I Got To Sit Next To A Service Dog On The Plane

I Got To Sit Next To A Service Dog On The Plane

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Kristin Pennington 1 year ago

What a beautiful dog!

#33

Had The Best Passenger Ever On My Flight Today. Gunter

Had The Best Passenger Ever On My Flight Today. Gunter

SEEJFLY Report

Virgil Blue 1 year ago

"Achtung! Der Gunter is on ze plane! Zee petting can commence!"

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#34

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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#35

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

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Lenah Hedéen 1 year ago

Why write "hashtag" instead of just hashtag?? #?

#36

Sitting Next To The Best Passenger Ever

Sitting Next To The Best Passenger Ever

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#37

Guy Sitting Next To Me On A Recent Southwest Flight

Guy Sitting Next To Me On A Recent Southwest Flight

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A Rose Among Thorns 2 months ago

GOOD!

#38

Only Good Boys On This Flight

Only Good Boys On This Flight

clolin Report

Jacqui Wilson 1 year ago

Am I imagining this little guy's missing chunk of tongue, or is it just the angle of it?

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#39

My Boy Made A Friend On The Flight

My Boy Made A Friend On The Flight

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#40

My Service Dog Goofing Off During Our Flight

My Service Dog Goofing Off During Our Flight

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#41

I Was Pissed To Get The Middle Seat On My Flight But At Least I Made A Friend

I Was Pissed To Get The Middle Seat On My Flight But At Least I Made A Friend

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#42

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

#43

A Kangaroo. On A Plane. Wearing Human Stuff

A Kangaroo. On A Plane. Wearing Human Stuff

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#44

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

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#45

Puppy On His First Flight

Puppy On His First Flight

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#46

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

Sofia Dumitru 1 year ago

I rarely see this breed around anymore.

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#47

This Smol Doggo I Saw On A Plane

This Smol Doggo I Saw On A Plane

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#48

The Passenger Seat Next To Me On The Plane Back Home

The Passenger Seat Next To Me On The Plane Back Home

EM3music Report

Toni Knox 1 year ago

That face <3

#49

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

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

skycoaster Report

Julia Wolfe 1 year ago

Falkor!

#50

Sky Doggo Didn’t Make A Single Awooo All Flight

Sky Doggo Didn’t Make A Single Awooo All Flight

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#51

Penguins On A Plane To Ny

Penguins On A Plane To Ny

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Chris J. Ford 1 year ago

"Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave."

#52

There Are Penguins On This Plane

There Are Penguins On This Plane

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#53

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

Met This Well Behaved Flyer On The Plane

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#54

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

Roggin Report

#55

A Big Dog Had Her Own Seat On My Plane Today

A Big Dog Had Her Own Seat On My Plane Today

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#56

Such A Sweetie The Whole Flight

Such A Sweetie The Whole Flight

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#57

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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Nicole Gauvreau 1 year ago

He looks so excited to be flying commercial.

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#58

Sat Next To Someone Famous On The Plane

Sat Next To Someone Famous On The Plane

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#59

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

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#60

Here We Have A Very Nervous Passenger Onboard

Here We Have A Very Nervous Passenger Onboard

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#61

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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#62

There Was An Alaskan Husky On My Flight

There Was An Alaskan Husky On My Flight

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#63

This Little Guy Breathed Hot Air On My Leg For Most Of My Two Hour Flight

This Little Guy Breathed Hot Air On My Leg For Most Of My Two Hour Flight

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#64

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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#65

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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#66

On My Dad's Flight This Morning

On My Dad's Flight This Morning

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Tania Moore 1 year ago

Was he wearing a diaper? Is that what that black and white strip is?

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#67

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

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#68

When Pigs Fly? Ha! Hoggin' The Possibilities!

When Pigs Fly? Ha! Hoggin' The Possibilities!

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#69

Looked Down On The Plane And Saw This

Looked Down On The Plane And Saw This

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#70

The Cutest Passenger On The Plane

The Cutest Passenger On The Plane

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#71

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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#72

Elvis In The Airplane

Elvis In The Airplane

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#73

I Had The Cutest Passenger On My Flight Today

I Had The Cutest Passenger On My Flight Today

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#74

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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#75

Licked, Kicked And Sniffed On Plane Flight

Licked, Kicked And Sniffed On Plane Flight

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#76

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

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

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#77

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

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#78

Today I Sat Next To A Dog On The Plane

Today I Sat Next To A Dog On The Plane

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#79

Poking Her Head Out On The Plane

Poking Her Head Out On The Plane

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#80

Aeromexico Snake On A Plane Carefully Handled By Co-Pilot

Aeromexico Snake On A Plane Carefully Handled By Co-Pilot

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#81

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

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

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Nicole Gauvreau 1 year ago

All one guy's? Usually it's two falcons per passenger.

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#82

The Passenger In Front Of Me Is So Hairy, And A Little Slobbery

The Passenger In Front Of Me Is So Hairy, And A Little Slobbery

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#83

My Dad Was On A Flight With The Dog From The Target Commercials

My Dad Was On A Flight With The Dog From The Target Commercials

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Lori Fischer 1 year ago

Must have been a commercial flight.

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#84

Did You Set Your Table Over Me Mama?

Did You Set Your Table Over Me Mama?

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#85

On Board

On Board

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#86

Ready For Takeoff

Ready For Takeoff

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#87

Jake's On A Plane

Jake's On A Plane

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#88

Sat Next To Me On My Flight To San Francisco. No Name Yet. Was Adorable As Hell

Sat Next To Me On My Flight To San Francisco. No Name Yet. Was Adorable As Hell

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#89

My Friend Had An 'Emotional Support Turkey' On Her Flight To Seattle Today

My Friend Had An 'Emotional Support Turkey' On Her Flight To Seattle Today