I’ve flown with a lot of dogs over the years, but recently experienced a loud one for the first time.
This was once again my Turkish Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul last week. I did not mention it in my earlier post on the flight so I could dedicate an entire post to it.
I never saw the dog board and I never saw the dog once onboard, so I assume it was a small one. As I finished my meal and turned in for bed, I had no idea that one row in front of me a dog would become impatient.
Suddenly, in the middle of the flight halfway over the Atlantic, the dog began barking. Repeatedly. Loudly.
It went on for about five minutes before the owner was able to calm it down. Thankfully, I fell right back asleep. During that time, no FAs intervened.
Obviously, it could have been much worse. Imagine if the dog had barked the entire flight…?
Even upon landing the dog was quiet.
In the lounge, however, a pair of dogs began barking back and forth at one another and this continued (off and on) for over an hour. That was even more annoying. I cannot say if one of the dogs was the one on my flight.
This was also the flight featuring the drunk seatmate I wrote about yesterday. Too much drama for one flight, I think!
Have you ever encountered a dog onboard a flight that would not stop barking?
Should FAs intercede? If so, how fast?