Christmas and airports are usually thought to be a chaotic mix. SO many people traveling at once, so much luggage and so many flight delays. ARGH! It's enough to stress out even the most zen-focused yogi!
United Airlines has a solution for us and it's just about the cutest thing you've ever seen. The program is called "United Paws" and is bringing more than 200 dogs to seven of the airline's hubs through Wednesday.
Yes, dogs!! Research shows that five minutes spent with a dog can decrease stress hormones and lower blood pressure. So, the #UnitedPaws pups are specially trained "comfort dogs" and are led around the terminals by handlers so that stressed fliers can pet and play with the pooches!
LAX will host the furry friends, as well as terminals in Chicago, Washington, Denver, Houston, Newark and Cleveland. There are already tons of Twitter and Facebook pics of travelers cuddling up with the sweet doggies. It is enough to make me want to buy a last minute ticket somewhere!! But don't worry if you aren't flying this Christmas. LAX is funding a similar program, called Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP), throughout the year!