In flight entertainment? Dog sits perfectly in plane seat

Meet the dog who is really going places …

This clever canine clearly likes to travel in style after apparently being photographed enjoying a plane ride across the US.

The sky is the limit for the high-flying pet who has become an overnight internet sensation thanks to this photo.

Instead of having to put up with typical flying problems, like someone stealing an arm rest or reclining their chair deep into your knees, one couple probably just had to put up with a little barking.

Nick Weathers explained his parents captured the bizarre photo while on Delta Airlines Flight 4640 from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 26.

Details about what the canine was actually doing on the plane remain scarce (did it enjoy an in-flight drink?), although Delta Airlines has been contacted for more information.

Delta says "we treat our four-legged friends with the same attention and courtesy our human passengers expect," but this perhaps went a little too far.

The airline's guidelines state:

• Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel

• The kennel must fit under the seat directly in front of you.

• Your pet must remain inside the kennel (with door secured) while in a Delta boarding area (during boarding and deplaning), a Delta airport lounge and while onboard the aircraft.

The photo quickly went viral and has been shared and liked by thousands of amused Twitter users.

Earlier this year a passenger decided to take a turkey on a flight as 'emotional support animal'.

The Telegraph, London

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