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Delta Just Can't Stay Mad At Uga

You didn't expect to read a story about which dogs are and aren't allowed to travel on commercial flights, but here we are:

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One of the nation's best-known bulldog mascots, Uga, from the University of Georgia, seems to be coping with the new restrictions. Uga typically flies on short-haul private flights to football games, and when he flies commercial, he uses Delta, his owner Sonny Seiler said.

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Even though Delta has banned most bulldogs, an airline spokesman, Anthony Black, said Uga could fly in the cabin because the airline classified him as a "high-profile animal," like the Target mascot, Bullseye.

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But Uga's handler must buy first-class tickets for himself and the dog to fly.

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ht Marc Weiszer

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