LAX Offers Puppy Kisses to Help Relieve Airport Stress
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been called the nation’s second worst airport by the folks over at Travel + Leisure magazine.
We’ve flown in and out of LAX numerous times over the years, and we too are not big fans of the airport. It feels dirty, it’s very crowded, and dragging your luggage seemingly 12-miles, on the external sidewalks, to get from one terminal to the other is no fun.
In an effort to take a little stress out of the flying experience, airport officials have announced that guests will now be greeted by a new breed of furry airport volunteers — dogs!
Various trained dogs and handlers, on rotating schedules, will roam through the gate areas on the departure level of each terminal. They will visit with passengers awaiting flights, provide comfort, and offer airport information.
Each volunteer underwent classroom and in-terminal training to learn about LAX and how to assist passengers. Each dog and handler team will be equipped with a trading card featuring the dog’s vital statistics and airport improvements information.
While these pups can’t fix the aging woes of LAX, it might be nice to get a little puppy kiss whilst we’re trudging our luggage through the airport.
We like it!
Photo credits: Brad Graverson / Los Angeles International Airport
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