In November I had the misfortune to arrive at Denver International Airport—luggage and ski box included—ten hours early. Not smart scheduling. I was counting on snagging space available on an earlier flight, but that was not to be. I was prepared for a long wait. What I wasn’t prepared for was the FAA regulation that forbids checking luggage earlier than four hours prior to departure. There I was, stuck in the front lobby of the airport, with a six-foot box of skis and luggage for six hours! Sigh.
With all that time to observe travelers, I was surprised by the number of traveling pooches. As a matter of fact, I began feeling just a tad jealous of those mutts for being able to waltz right through the check-in line, while I sat holding my bladder. Sandy, are you looking for Annie?Best dressed canine It pays to be a well-dressed traveler. I suspect there’s a treat involved.Some lucky dogs don’t have time to sit around watching the action.