Southwest Alleged Dog Allergy Histrionics

Undocumented alleged dog allergy results in arrest

This week’s Obliviot Du Jour is identified as Anila Daulatza, who was forcibly removed from a Southwest plane when she refused to cooperate with authorities.

According to this particular Obliviot, she had a life-threatening dog allergy.  She could produce no evidence of this alleged condition, though.  This, in her mind, entitled (there’s that word again) her to demand the removal of two dogs traveling on the Southwest flight from Baltimore to LA.  One was an emotional support animal and the other a pet.

In video footage of the incident she can be heard to say “I’m a professor, what are you doing?” and “I will walk off, don’t touch me!” – even though we see no signs of compliance in this cut.  The footage shows her refusing to cooperate with authorities and not complying with commands to “Then walk!” off the plane.

Logic dictates:

  • If you truly have this kind of allergy, you check in at the counter to determine if there are any animals aboard.
  • If so, you request another flight.
  • You always travel with Benadryl and an Epipen. Probably Zyrtec too.
  • You would not have gotten on this flight in the first place. It’s a simple issue of self-preservation.
  • How anyone assumes the right to demand paying passengers have their animals removed due to your allergy is a ludicrous.
  • Your lack of planning does not constitute my emergency.

Also…

  • Animal dander is frequently the product that people are allergic to
  • Cats and dogs produce it just like humans
  • Some people are allergic to either one – or both
  • Saliva and fur are also allergens for some people
  • To assume any plane is 100% animal allergen free is delusional
  • They do not perform a biohazard level 4 decontamination of planes between flights
  • If a dog has ever been on the plane you board, odds are some animal dander will be around as a result
  • Odds are pretty good that a dog has been on your flight recently
  • Prepare accordingly

 

We have had to deal with life-threatening allergies in our family.  We were always prepared for an emergency.  I personally had to inject someone with epinephrine to stop the progress to anaphylactic shock and was always prepared to do so.  Taking responsibility for your own health seems like the simple, logical and appropriate way to live your life.

Unless, of course, you are an entitled drama queen / attention whore.

Not saying that’s what happened here, of course…

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