Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Airline pilot takes seeing eye dog for a walk, causing much consternation amongst the waiting passengers.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1999]
Origins: People are awfully picky, aren't they? I mean, a blind pilot manages to get them from San Francisco to
In the mid-1990s, this tale was told about George Shearing, the blind jazz pianist (who pretended to be the pilot during a stopover in
In November 2003, someone sent the "pilot's dog" story to Dear Abby, presenting it as something a friend had witnessed on a flight from Seattle to
For someone with a fear of flying, that may have been the last straw. However, with airline technology advancing at the rate it has in recent years, what they surmised may one day be reality.
Last updated: 29 March 2007
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