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Q: What is the best way to travel on a plane with a pug?

December 8, 2008 | By Aks | 6 answers | Expired: 2165 days ago

I am taking a job where I will have to fly with my dog. I would really like to take him on the plane with me. What airlines are best? Which carriers are best?

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Carole D.
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Dec 16, 2008

A number of my friends have had good experiences using Continental Airlines on a fairly regular basis. These are people whose dogs are too large to fly in the cabin. Airlines regulations vary as far as what size dog since it is dependent on the crate being able to fit under the seat.

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Ruth W.
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Dec 11, 2008

We ship puppies all the time, and we use pet taxis to put them in cargo holds.... Southwest and Delta will allow you to hold your dog in your lap with you as long as he or she is not above 10 pounds.

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BigThunderFan
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Dec 10, 2008

southwest i think allows pets but you have to pay extra for the animal and the dog has to be in the crate or kennel to be on the plane but i would ask the airline before you board the plane if its okay if its a small dog they don't mind if its a big dog they will mind depending on the airline you fly some airlines don't allow pets so ask before you book the flight to make sure

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Uhmno
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Dec 10, 2008

i have a friend who flies home with her cat reguarly. you need to make the pet portion of the reservation asap because most airlines only allow 3 pets per flight and you don't want to get shut out. the going rate seems to be $100 for a small pet under maybe 15lbs in cabin. my friend uses a cloth pet carrier and it fits under the seat in front of her. shes never had any problems. i shipped my dog as cargo once - thats a whole other story. it gets more expensive (i paid $400 but it was international), i used continental, overall the process was surprisingly smooth. he needed a hard crate (they didn't care what brand) with food and water attached at the door. he needed a few inches of space above his head in the crate. oh and i think in either case they need proof of rabies vaccination. i needed to get a vet signature of good health within 3 days before the flight. i'm willing to bet most of the american airline carriers have similiar policies - i'd find a good fare for yourself then google search their pet policies before you buy the fare and make sure it sounds ok.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dec 09, 2008

Most airlines will only allow pets up to 10 or 15 lbs in cabin with you. There is usually a $50 - $100 fee per flight and then you are going to have to make sure you have all his paperwork with you. Some states require specific documentation when flying, Health certificates within 10 days before each flight, all vaccination certificates, certificates stating he is free of fleas and ticks...there are more, but it just depends on the airlines and states you will be flying to. Your best bet would be to call or check all the airlines websites regarding traveling with pets and see what your options are.

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Elizabeth  M.
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Dec 08, 2008

I'm not so sure it's a good idea to fly regularly with your pet unless you mean as your onboard companion. I've travelled on Continental and they were very good. Our shelter has flown animals cargo and used Continental as well becasue the staff seem caring. One word of caution: do not ship your pet on anything with a stop over. I think it is just to hard on the animals. Good luck.

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