LAX unveils new program using dogs to relieve airport stress

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_23024371/lax-unveils-new-program-using-dogs-relieve-airport

    On a recent morning, Jackie, age 8, waited patiently in the security line of Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport.

    When it was his turn to walk through the metal detector, he did so quietly and without incident. And after he set off the alarm, he patiently allowed a Transportation Security Administration screener to pat him down. He hardly reacted.

    Jackie is a dog. A Doberman to be specific.

    He likes eating carrots, barking at squirrels and lounging in human laps.

    He is also key to an ambitious plan to turn around an airport that historically receives some of the worst marks in passenger satisfaction surveys. (Travel + Leisure magazine called it America's second-worst airport in 2012.) Beginning today, LAX will unveil its "Pets Unstressing Passengers" program, or PUP, to use the acronym preferred by airport officials. The goal: To keep waiting passengers calm.

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    I approve of all things dog related.
     
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    Bosco said he's busy.

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    Great for dog lovers, not so great for those of us who are allergic:( I once had to move to a different teller in a bank b/c of a customers dog (started having trouble breathing) - not so hard to do in a bank but after waiting in a long line??????
     
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    I first read the headline as LAX opening new program for dogs to relieve themselves.
     

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