There's no need to ruff it.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
September 07, 2019
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If you're not a dog person, the idea of sitting a good, oh, five inches away from one on a flight may sound like quite the ordeal. But is there anything you can do if a dog is seated next to you on a plane? There certainly is.

Step one: Speak up to a flight attendant or gate agent (if you realize Fido is your seatmate before boarding). "It's unlikely you'll be upgraded to first class, as most of the time it's full with paying customers and MVPs, but airline personnel want to help, and could move you to a better seat in coach," writes Eric Jordan for Condé Nast Traveler.

It's worth noting: Sometimes, the airline might offer to put you on the next available flight, if moving elsewhere in the cabin of the plane isn't an option due to allergies or other reasons.

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Of course, you'll want to be gracious and respectful when you speak to airline personnel and remain as calm as possible. Once you've been relocated to another row, we're pretty sure you won't want to hear a frazzled dog barking with slighted feelings.