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Travelling pooch plays hide and seek with stewardess in near-empty plane

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Few aircraft are flying at the moment, but on the ones that are, just a handful of passengers and pets make up the manifest. But that suits one dog-loving stewardess just fine.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 08/04/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:31

Social distancing causes many of us to become unwilling strangers. No truer is this seen of passengers boarding repatriation flights. For the flight attendants, who once mingled with passengers and enjoyed the camaraderie, air travel is now something of a bore. Although not quite as much of a bore for one attendant who, on a recent flight, befriended a dog. 

Writes The Dodo, Jenn Yoo expected another long-distance flight serving a handful of silent passengers spread throughout the cabin. Of the uncertainty and oddness of the times, she said, “Everything’s changing not by the day, but more like by the hour.

“I’m just thankful that I even still have a job for now.”

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Yoo was however uplifted by the arrival on board of a dog. Furthermore, the canine had her own seat, was unaccompanied, and most of all up for play. This furry traveller intended the journey to be anything but boring, and looked to Yoo for entertainment.

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“There were only six other people on board,” Ms Yoo told The Dodo, “so you know that all my time and attention went to this baby girl.

“Every time I walked up and down the aisle she would turn her head around to stare at me.” 

In no time at all the pair was enjoying a game of hide and seek, much to the delight of the few humans on board. 

“At one point she ducked her head behind the seat and popped back out which got me doing the same with her,” Yoo added. “Before I knew it, we were having our own little game of hide-and-seek.”