Meet Pepe and Sunshine - The resident psychologists at the Mumbai Int'l Airport

Travel is bliss but for some boarding an aircraft is a stressful task. How many of us have seen or know people praying under their breaths before take-off? But it's not just being on the aircraft, but just the sheer amount of procedure before boarding the flight can make some anxious; For instance -

1. The airport starts to look really claustrophobic, if you have long hours of layovers or delayed flights.

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2. Stress, builds up the moment you see traffic on the roads. The one hour buffer period is then auto tuned to 45 minutes.

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3. Security checks , baggage tags and all the other procedural mandates start to get to your nerves.

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4. Airport terminals and gate numbers can get confusing.

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5. But, amidst all of this, imagine, if you had a wagging tail waiting just before your boarding time.
A golden retriever, just waiting to be petted and loved.

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The Mumbai Airport at its Terminal 2, International departures has the best remedy to be offered.

GVK, has partnered with Animal Angels to position Pepe, Sunshine and Goldie - 3 dogs and 3 care takers at its gates to relieve travelers of anxiety and stress. Exhaustion and Insomnia are some other common problems we see travelers facing - said Aakash Lonkar, one of the co founders of Animal Angels. Small Joys are a real thing, provided they come in the form of dogs, waiting to be loved and taken care of.


Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 08:13 AM

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