"A lot of our design making is in collaboration with veterinarians and consultants to help minimize the amount of stress placed on the animal," Cliff Bollmann, one of the wing's architects, told the Associated Press.
"It's high time they were not treated like baggage," one Facebook commenter wrote. "I have heard so many horror stories. The two dogs I've seen on planes were with passengers. One was a service dog for a blind lady and the other was in a tote and never made a sound. They deserve better treatment."
Others remained skeptical: "I would NEVER put an animal on an airplane... heard of too many that have not been handled well to ever risk it."
Airport animal horror stories are all too common. Traveling animals have been known to go missing for days and some tragically appear to be lost forever. Hopefully the luxury terminal, which opens next year and has a hefty price tag of $48 million, will decrease the risk of harm for animals who have to fly.