The airlines should take exemple of the hotels. But on the contrary they make it harder now then ever to take your dog inside the cabin. I would like to see restaurants being more accomodating too. We would travel more if this was the case. We don't want to get take out at Mc Donalds every day. So we stay home. That said, I would not take Alex with us to a restaurant when we are home. He is a lot better off at home then with us in a crowded establishment. On the road, not being able to take them with you to eat, is a problem. I don't want him to stay in the hotel room by himself. I would worry about him all the time and not enjoy my meal. For our yearly trips to see our daughter in Phoenix, we have now bought a car refrigerator and a picnic basket and we take now our food with us.