i'm fine with actual veterans who require a dog that has been extensively and professionally trained but there are a lot of looney tunes out there who are playing "me too i wanna have one too" bringing animals into airports that have no legitimate reason to be there. this leads to headlines like one i saw recently where a woman was attacked and badly injured by an animal. and by saying "looney tunes," i am not making light of people who suffer from actual mental illnesses. i'm referring to people (of all ages, sad to say) whose vastly inflated self importance dictates that all exceptions to rules must naturally be afforded to them, whether deserved or not. in their own minds, they are near-celebrities. they will talk your ear off about mundane details of their life ( at an airport bar, for example, haha ). for some of these folks, the dog might possess a higher IQ than its owner. and wow. just reading the 2nd part of your post where people need to bring their personal bed effects from home? gross. i'm glad my parents raised me to have a sense of shame. and one more thing. if you're a man. learn to sleep on a floor using your jacket as a pillow.