Stef and Roxie are back in California. They flew BDL-LAS-LAX on Southwest this afternoon/evening. The plan was to sedate Roxie for the flights. Right. That trick never works!
When I last spoke to Stef this afternoon she was waiting at Bradley. Roxie was acting as if she’d just downed a gallon of espresso.
As it turned out that’s when Stef met Linda.
I don’t know much about Linda except she was on her way to Vegas, saw Roxie in the terminal and began to talk with Stef. When Stef explained how Roxie had flown west-to-east in her lap Linda said she and her friend would love to share a row with them. They loved dogs!
And so, contrary to every rule ever published, Roxie was out of the bag and on Stef’s lap all the way to McCarren!
Things went just as well from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Stef took the window seat and a man wearing (what’s been described to me as a) turban sat on the aisle. He too loved dogs which is how we come to the attached photo of Roxie in the middle seat! That’s probably his hand (because it’s definitely not Stef’s)
I’m not going to attribute this one to Southwest’s friendliness, because I’m sure Stef hid Roxie under a blanket when the flight attendant approached. This was 100% through the friendliness of her seatmates.
It could have been the trip from hell. After all it was Roxie who ate her way out of a travel bag while flying this same route in January!
And they all lived happily ever after.
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I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money to have my dog (5 lb. very quiet/well behaved CHI)fly with me and my husband. I’ve often thought it would be easy to sneak her on board a CONTINENTAL flight because they never ask for her ticket or even acknowledge she’s there. I do keep her in her Sherpa bag. She just sleeps, never making a sound. She a very calm dog. My husband argues that it’s not worth having our travel plans disrupted if she is “discovered”. He would personally die of embarrassment. I would just be mad I got caught. I was wondering; is it really that risky?