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Another story of baggage handlers caught on camera. Except this one’s different.


I wrote this 35,000 feet somewhere above Manitoba on my way home from giving a talk @ Social Media Camp 2014 in Victoria, BC. I booked an early flight home in order to spend the rest of the day with my family – including my 1-year old pup Willow.

As we sat on the tarmac, I was staring blankly out my window, and noticed an Air Canada plane (Flight AC190) also preparing to leave. Two baggage handlers were loading a final few large items into the cargo hold – one of which was a large dog crate.

Flying is stressful enough for most people. Flying for animals must be downright terrifying. I wondered how the pooch was faring, and I could see from my vantage point that the dog wasn’t calm inside the crate. Maybe barking, maybe nipping- probably scared out of its mind. Whatever it was doing, it was unsettled.

What happened next made my day. [Read more…]