"It was so nasty, so disgusting."
That's how Matthew Meehan describes what happened after he sat and stepped in dog poop while boarding a Delta flight from Atlanta to Miami last week. The incident and Meehan's reaction to how Delta has handled the situation reignites the debate over service animals being allowed on commercial airline flights.
It started late Thursday night when Meehan boarded his Delta flight and sat down in seat 5D of business class.
"I noticed an odor when I got on board, but I did not for one minute think there was dog feces on the plane," he said. That changed within seconds of sitting down. "I reached down to plug in my charger and I saw it all over the carpet and on the front of my seat. I immediately jumped up." The dog poop was on Meehan's shoes and the back of his suit pants.
Meehan says Delta flight attendants gave him two paper towels and a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin to clean his shoes and suit.