I would think women passengers would complained to the officals,to the captain,chief officer,etc...women and reptiles/bird eating spiders do not mix,that was my main point.
Just a quick note to say It's against IATA rules to sedate pets being transported in the cargo hold of airplanes as they are extremely likely to die. Any reputable airline/shipper will examine pets before the flight and deny boarding if they seemed sedated but staff on smaller airlines don't always have all the training of companies like BA, United, Cathay etc and the odd one may slip through and responsibility is with the owner not to give them any medication prior to flight.Probably shipping lines and cruises will come up with some way to include pets for an extra fee. I read somewhere that there is a pet airline. Also a person can bring a pet on an airplane as long as it is sedated in one of the holds below. Granted one cannot walk around a plane like on a ship though.