French bulldogs wearing tutus ground a flight at Gatwick airport
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French bulldogs wearing tutus ground a flight at Gatwick airport


French bulldogs wearing tutus grounded a flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday.The Norwegian Air Boeing 787-900 was carrying several emotional support dogs to soothe nervous fliers on the 10-hour flight to Austin, Texas But the animals, who were being carried in holdalls, became distressed just as the flight was about to taxi to the runway for its 11am departure French bulldogs wearing tutus grounded a flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday. File photo  The animals, who were being carried in holdalls, became distressed just as the flight was about to taxi to the runway for its 11am departure After a 90 minutes spent trying to calm the pets down, the captain ordered them, and their two owners, off the plane [File photo]After a 90 minutes spent trying to calm the pets down, the captain ordered them, and their two owners, off the plane Flight DI7181 took off as normal following the long delay – but without its cadre of tutu-wearing pooches Norwegian allows emotional support dogs on its flights to and from the US.They are becoming increasingly popular with fliers who suffer anxiety, stress, high blood pressure and other mental and physical issues during long-haul trips French bulldogs wearing tutus grounded a flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday. The Norwegian Air Boeing 787-900 was carrying several emotional support dogs to soothe nervous fliers on the 10-hour flight to Austin, Texas Gatwick Airport is pictured above [File photo]The animals must be equipped with proper paperwork and passports allowing them to travel in the cabin A spokesman for Norwegian Air said: ‘The safety and security of our passengers and crew is always our number one priority ‘Flight DI7181 from Gatwick to Austin had not yet departed when the captain took the decision to offload emotional support dogs and their two owners at the gate due to the dogs showing signs of distress in the cabin ’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next More than 100 workers are airlifted off a North Sea oil From muddy markets to a Shanghai without skyscrapers:. Share this article Share A spokesman for Gatwick said: ‘The support dogs were fully verified and met all requirements, including passports and paperwork, when passing through airport security and boarding ’In July, a flight attendant required five stitches after he was bitten on the hand by an emotional support dog on a flight from Texas to North Carolina Flight DI7181 took off as normal following the long delay – but without its cadre of tutu-wearing pooches Norwegian allows emotional support dogs on its flights to and from the US [File photo]

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