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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Some people do have severe allergies to animals, but there are as many ‘I’m so sick’ actors as there are people with ‘Service Animal’ vests they nought on Ebay.

    Here’s a solution. If you have an allergic reaction to a pet on a flight, you can complain to the FA, and you are then to evidence the medicine you carry to alleviate your condition. I mean if you are subject to these attacks, they can strike anywhere and you have sought help and medicine for your condition, right?

    Then you and/or the in-cabin pet can and should be moved to seats apart. I don’t know anyone who is allergic to an animal 100 feet away, but then I haven’t read the never-ending flight on Flyertalk for a while so maybe I’m wrong.

  2. “Oh and the TSA complains passenger inconvenience is because its $8 billion budget isn’t enough.”

    Couldn’t have anything to do with the army of TSA agents standing around staring at walls… All more budget would do is allow them to hire more agents to stare at walls.

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