A dog flew Singapore Airlines business class from Sydney to Europe via Singapore. The ex-racing greyhound Lewis “is a graduate of Melbourne-based Greyt Greys Rescue” and his owner moved to Italy. She got permission from the Australian government to leave. And since so few others do, her Singapore Airlines flights were almost empty.
Seated in the first row of business class, the dog even had a birthday celebration inflight – complete with treats and cake.
One of our graduate snoots, Lewis, has started a new chapter in his life. He and his mum, moved to Italy last weekend.
Amazingly, Lewis was able to fly in the cabin with her. Lewis’s mum saved up big, for a Business Class flight with Singapore Airlines. They let Lewis fly in the cabin, as the flight was almost empty.
Lewis made himself at home and was fine for the flights! No crying and no accidents. The flight crew said he was the best dog they’ve EVER had including fully trained service dogs. Lewis celebrated his birthday on the plane and was totally spoiled by the staff.
The first widely-publicized ’emotional support animal’ was probably the pig who flew cross country in US Airways first class 21 years ago. However there’s no disability claim here. And the cabin wasn’t fully bought out to act as a zoo for falcons. At least this woman’s best friend gave the full complement of Singapore Airlines crew something to do and someone to fawn over for the flight, sorely lacking on most long hauls out of the once-and-future Australian Covid-era penal colony.