Sadly for many dog-lovers, spotting a pooch on a plane is a rare sight.
But flying domestically in the US – where dogs are permitted in the cabin under certain circumstances – will massively up the chances.
Passengers have been flooding Instagram with photos of the canines they’ve encountered on flights under the hashtag #dogsonplanes.
One pomeranian rescue dog was captured perched on a window seat staring at the sun in wonderment as the plane took off from Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport.
Another snap was shared by the owner of a handsome labrador service dog, captioned: ‘When you pray and pray and pray for an open middle seat… and it works!’
Here, MailOnline Travel presents a catalogue of delightful travel-friendly dogs who have swapped a cage in the cargo hold to join the human ranks onboard.
It’s not so fun when a wailing toddler jabs its arms through the seat in front of you, but this dog, snapped at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia? Another matter
This plane portrait of a French bulldog was captioned: ‘When mom sat behind me on the plane and I had to make sure she was OK’
A deeply charming dachshund named Rupert, surveying his meal options aboard a Delta flight
This Shih-tzu is having paws for thought as it gazes out of the plane window at the passing clouds
The user who shared this image from Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport remarked: ‘You know the world is changing when there is a dog in a seat I saw on the plane’
What a delightful surprise! A fluffy white pooch pops up from the seat in front to say hello
This pomeranian rescue dog was spotted staring at the sun in wonderment as she took off from Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport
Travelling is tiring, but lucky for this little chap flying from Chicago O’Hare Airport, there’s more than enough room for a nap
As for this smartly-dressed canine taking off from San Francisco International Airport on a United flight to Minnesota – there are empty seats galore
Dexter the wheaten terrier may officially be an emotional support dog, but he looks a little more wary here than his owner
It takes a lot to make a standard economy seat look spacious, but this little pomeranian does the trick
This owner captioned her image: ‘When you pray and pray and pray for an open middle seat… and it works!’
A delighted fellow passenger shared this, stating: ‘I saw this big guy on one of the small planes between LA and Medford. Big enough to need his own seat!’
Leo, Bernese mountain breed and service dog in training, spotted on a Delta flight departing from Minnesota
It was this passenger’s lucky day when he met his seat neighbour, captioning this snap: ‘Holding a stranger’s hand on a plane is okay, right?’
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