Twitter Supports Furry Flight-Mate in Viral Post By Upset Aisle-Seat HumanMatthew Russell
To paraphrase an old idiom, one man’s dog day flight is another’s delight.
Mark Halperin took to Twitter to protest Delta’s placement of another passenger’s service dog next to him, but not everyone understood his frustrations.
“Seriously, @Delta??!?,” Halperin tweeted.
Shortly after, the full force of the pretty pup’s supporters stepped in to defend.
The dog, clad sprightly in his best bow tie, had even less to say about Halperin, but the post had already gone viral before Halperin was able to clarify his statement.
TFW you're wondering who's a good boy pic.twitter.com/ZdN6kEcfnz— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 22, 2017
Halperin retraced his steps, and tried to set the record straight. He wasn’t upset the dog was placed next to him, only that it had been placed separate from its owner.
This dog is cute & service, companion & emotional support dogs= best souls on Earth.Point was,on long flt Delta sat dog apart from its owner pic.twitter.com/QnhzEm1WAz— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 22, 2017
That's the owner briefly w/ his dog to try to get him settled in dog's own seat pre moving across aisle, where he was inexplicably assigned https://t.co/h701v8ZjK2— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 23, 2017
By the time I figured out situation, we were about to taxi, dog on its own, & no one trying to fix it. So of course I offered & switched https://t.co/dJ7PtRejsi— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 23, 2017
He says he would have switched seats with the owner to help out, but didn’t realize who the dog belonged to until the plane had started to take off.
Yes, that was my original point. Reassign me or someone else so dog/owner could sit together. No need to wait until last minute. https://t.co/nnClTqJl80— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) April 23, 2017
He assured his followers he meant no disrespect to the dog. The situation could have been avoided had Delta assigned the dog a seat next to its owner.
There are certainly worse seats to have sat in, and it looks like plenty of Twitter users, as well as Halperin, agree.