[nagdu] Airport Relief
david at bakerinet.com
Mon Oct 26 19:50:29 UTC 2015
Thank you, Tom. I have asked TSA and Delta personnel and have never
been told about this. Delta personnel say that they had thought there
was a post security relief area, but had no idea where it was or how to
find it. This will be very helpful.
David and Clare Rose in Clearwater, FL
On 10/26/2015 1:58 PM, Tom Bellone via nagdu wrote:
> Atlanta Airport has a service that will provide you escorted assistance to a relief area that is post security. We just used it last week for the second time and it worked great. Only took about Twenty minutes. The service met us at our arrival gate, took us to the relief area, and delivered us to our departure gate.
> I've listed their contact information below. I would suggest sending them an e mail as their phone service is spotty at best. All you need to do is send them your arrival flight and airline and departure flight and airline and they will meet you.
> The info is
> Airserv phone 404-761-9395
> E mail atlcustomercare at airservcorp.com
> Happy travels
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 26, 2015, at 1:44 PM, Raven Tolliver via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> The Detroit airport is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
>> It's a major airport, offering many alternate flight and airline
>> options, as well as international flights.
>> I always fly Delta, and their economy comfort seating can practically
>> accommodate any guide dog out there, so long as you don't work a giant
>> If I need to relieve my dog at an airport now, I always do it outside
>> before flying. I have had to exit an airport to relieve him after
>> going through security, etc. It was a very long flight delay, and he
>> was sick, so it was best just to go back outside anyway. If he had
>> done indoors what he had done outside, they would have had to cleanse
>> the indoor relief area with fire.
>> Founder of 1AM Editing & Research
>> You are valuable because of your potential, not because of what you
>> have or what you do.
>> Naturally-reared guide dogs
>>> On 10/26/15, David via nagdu <nagdu at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> I've had 10 flights since receiving my first pup 4 months ago. 8 of
>>> these flights have been through Atlanta which has an artificial turf
>>> relief area outside of security at the end of the airport. Claire Rose
>>> will not use the area, because it is loaded with so much dog scent she
>>> is totally distracted while there. We've almost missed 2 flights.
>>> Actually, we did miss 1 flight, but it was called back to the gate for a
>>> repair and the gate agent was successful in her argument with the
>>> captain about opening the door to let us on. The only airports where we
>>> have had any success with relieving were in Tampa, Boston, and Columbus,
>>> Ohio -- all three of which have natural turf.
>>> BTW, if you are flying Delta, make sure you use their Disability Service
>>> line. They've been fabulous to us. They will ask you the weight of
>>> your dog, so that they can accommodate its size. We've always been
>>> placed in Comfort Plus seats with no added charge and no telephone
>>> reservation charge. They've even relocated passengers who have already
>>> booked to accommodate Claire Rose. They will help schedule your
>>> connection so that you have enough time to relieve between connections,
>>> which in our case has proved to be irrelevant, since connections come
>>> through Atlanta. Claire Rose has been such a genius in airports that
>>> I'm going to tighten up my Atlanta connection time in the future,
>>> because of her refusal to use the relief area.
>>> 'Good to know about Detroit, I almost booked through there the last time
>>> I flew, but when you go to a smaller airport alternate flight options
>>> are limited if there are delays and cancellations.
>>> *David and Claire Rose in Clearwater, FL*
>>>> On 10/26/2015 11:20 AM, Raven Tolliver via nagdu wrote:
>>>> I've only attempted to use these at 2 different airports. At the
>>>> Raleigh Durham airport in Raleigh, North Carolina, the dog relief area
>>>> is outside security. At the Detroit Airport, it is inside security.
>>>> Personally, I think these are poor excuses for relief areas. At least,
>>>> they are for my dog. The Golden Guy absolutely refuses to use these
>>>> because it's inside, and it does not even resemble anything a dog
>>>> might relieve himself on outside. Whatever material they use is not
>>>> even close to grass, wood chips, or cement/concrete, and it is
>>>> saturated with toxic chemicals. Maybe a lot of people's dogs have no
>>>> issue, but mine certainly will not relieve in an indoor area unless it
>>>> smells like the urine of a bitch in heat. Not saying the place should
>>>> wreak of such an odor, but dogs are very primal and rely heavily on
>>>> scent and texture, and these relief areas are not helpful in the least
>>>> bit for my dog.
>>>> -- Raven Founder of 1AM Editing & Research www.1am-editing.com You are
>>>> valuable because of your potential, not because of what you have or
>>>> what you do. Naturally-reared guide dogs
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