News Airports Installing Pet Bathrooms

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Animals get to use their own bathrooms at JFK airport
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    In this April 26, 2016 photo, a sign marks the new pet relief area opened April 4 in New york's JFK's Terminal 4. (AP)

    NEW YORK – Little Simba couldn't wait to check it out.


    The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of "pet relief facilities" being installed at major air hubs across the nation.

    "There's a fire hydrant in there!" Simba's owner, Heidi Liddell, announced as she opened the pawprint-marked door between the men's and women's rooms.

    It didn't take long for the dog to sidle up to the little red hydrant atop a patch of artificial turf and do her business. A dispenser of plastic doggie bags and a hose was provided for the owners to clean the area up for the next pet.

    The 70-square-foot room, at JFK's sprawling Terminal 4, allows dogs and other animals to relieve themselves without needing to exit the building to find a place to go outside — a step that requires an annoying second trip through the security line.

    "We had seen an increase of passengers traveling with pets and we decided to do it sooner rather than later," said Susana Cunha, vice president of the management company that operates the terminal.

    Guide and service dogs, emotional support animals and other pets traveling with passengers are all welcome to use the facilities.

    A federal regulation will require that all airports that service over 10,000 passengers per year install a pet relief area in every terminal by this August. Airports that already have them include Dulles International outside Washington D.C., Chicago's O'Hare and Seattle-Tacoma International.

    "With long flights and short transit time frames, passengers would not have enough time with plane changes to come back through security," said Karen Greis, a consumer services manager for the Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit that trains service dogs and participated in the design of the new facility. "Having relief areas inside the terminal is a stress reliever for the handlers."

    That was certainly the case for Taylor Robbins, who had already missed one flight from JFK to Atlanta and was unsure if she had enough time to go back outside to find a place to walk her terrier John John.

    "It's really clean, it gets the job done and he seemed to understand he could use it," she said after exiting the doggie restroom. "Without this he would have had to hold it in."

    Other pet owners were encouraged by the convenience.

    Mark Shadowens, from Lake Tahoe, California, peered into the new facility with a smile. He said he and his wife Helen would love to travel with their Jack Russell terrier, Bella, but fears not being able to find a place to let her go to the bathroom.

    "We travel with our pet a lot, just not on airlines," Shadowens said. "We like to go see the world and I think we would bring her if there were places like this."
     
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    who names a poodle Simba?
     
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    Shout out to the poor souls who have to clean this room :sad:

    Leave your goddamn animals at home, retards
     
  4. BethSucks

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    What happens if your male dog identifies as a female cat, does he get a litter box?
     
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    Every self entitled faggot and there service dog can lick the fire hydrant.
     
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    And this is going to cause even more tards to fly with their pets. The last flight I was on there was an enormous dog engaged in a bark war with a little dog the entire four hours.
     
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    If men can use the ladies room and women can use the men's room, I'm going to pee in the pet room. Always wanted to pee on a fire hydrant.
     
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    Sounds reasonable to me.
     
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    I know two girls that named each of their dogs Simba
     
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    It works on the Honor System.

    Everyone is going to thoroughly clean up after their pets for the next pet owner, before leaving the room o_O



    Hold it in ??

    Sometimes there is no 'holding it in', lady. :grad:

    You wouldve figured something else out, maybe.. but holding it in? Get real. :fil:
     
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    I thinks it's Detroit airport
    has a little doggie area behind a wall

    with fake grass and a poop/pee spot

    it's cuter than fuck
     
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    Can't they just take them outside? We have a little grass dog area outside one of the terminals for pets here.
     
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    So High Pitch and Joey Boots will never travel again?
     
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    Then they have to leave the airport and go through the whole checking in shizzz...and ain't no grassy area right outside jfk
     
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    The pet bathroom will probably be a lot cleaner than most airport bathrooms
     
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    Fire Hydrant??
    That is discriminatory!
    My turkey is afraid of Dogs and wont go near Fire Hydrants.

    Here are some pics I took on our last flight.
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    People keep saying we are evolving as a society. We go from a time when people wore suits and ties to get on a flight to now where people dress like they are going to the beach wearing flip flops, tank tops, and carrying barnyard animals. Idiocracy is the only thing we are devolving in to
     
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    We are definitely evolving away from dignity, self-awareness and sound judgement.
     
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    Dogs are better than at least 1% of the population.
    Trans are less than 1% of the population,
    Therefore, dogs are better than trans.:bounce:
     
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    Oh.

    This is one of ours. It's kind of neat.

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