from FB of Massimo Ceccarelli

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 25): Flying can be a tough time for some folks. Some cannot sleep, many do not like the screaming kids while others who have watched too many episodes of “Air Crash Investigations” envision the plane suffering an engine failure.

But fear not. Some airlines allow you to bring your pet along as “emotional support animals”.

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According to a report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), China Southern Airlines have also allowed pets in the cabin.

Last year, the carrier allowed an “emotional support dog” on board with a family of five during a flight from Bangkok to Wuhan, Hubei province.

If you have a furry friend weighing below 5kg, Hainan Airlines permits it to be “stored” in a carrier below the passenger’s seat.

And a video of a brown Alaskan Malamute sitting “quietly in its own seat” on board China Southern Airlines has also appeared online, according to a report by Jiangsu News.

The report said the “big dog” qualified as an emotional support animal, said a China Southern Airlines spokesperson.

The furry giant’s flight was supposed to have occurred last year.

According to the ESA Doctors website, flying with an emotional support animal “without any additional fee or costs is allowed by airline carriers if you have an ESA letter”.

But the site also stated that the “airlines require your ESA to be well behaved in public and calm on the plane”.

Get more details here.

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