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Tue, Mar 9 | By Gabrielle Jonas | 20

Consider catching an in-flight movie, munching on a bag of tiny pretzels, and maybe even grabbing a catnap at 30,000 feet above the ground. For humans flying coach, passing the time in the air can be an enjoyable experience. But pets traveling cargo … more ›

Protecting Your Pets in Cargo: Travel Safety Tips
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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

No matter how many improvements are made, I'd still want my furbaby with me. I'm the type who does not trust everyone with my dog & will only feel safe when she is with me.

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Melissa S.
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Melissa S.
4 years ago

I agree. I would never let any of my three babies "dogs" fly in cargo. They are not luggage.

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Pettravel
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Pettravel
4 years ago

Before anyone jumps to conclusions....here are the facts:
There was only one death recorded in 2009 of a pet death in cargo with all
the animals flying last year. The airlines are very careful with people's
pets. The cargo section is temperature controlled and pressurized like the
cabin. Actually, the sounds of the engines put most animals to sleep. If you have any questions check out pettravel.com.

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Slcdesign
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Slcdesign
4 years ago

One puppy froze last year November and the other puppy just was clinging to life when baggage personal where unload aircraft. JFK! Airlines just want your money!

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I did fly Eboni 1 time in an emergency when she was younger. Fortunately she did well and I was kept informed of where she was. It was a matter of trusting her with strangers here while I went back to WI or taking her with me. The whole thing was very stressful and Eboni handled it better than I did. I would drive if it was a vacation, but it was nice to have the option in an emergency.

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di
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di
4 years ago

I agree about being able to trust people when pets are in cargo or the care they would be under. I have been fortunate to fly one time round trip with my bug who traveled in a clothe tote that had a zippered top that allowed her to stick her head out. they bordered us last and people looked at us strange, but she did ok. yes the pressure bothers their ears to, as it did mine. express jet.

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

There seem to be too many risks involved. Perhaps the airlines should be constructing a special area specifically designed to accommodate pets. The designated "pet passenger" area should be safer than that found in the "cargo" area, though it need not be like "first class". In addition to flight attendants, there could be pet attendant(s).

With the reports that some pilots are receiving very low pay (e.g., $15,000 per year!), I doubt my ideas will be implemented. I hope I never have to put any of my cats on an airplane.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

mz you are so right. maybe if they would do this more people would fly and more money would come to them

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Great idea, Michele. I would pay extra for this if I needed to fly with my pets.

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Pettravel
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Pettravel
4 years ago

Before anyone jumps to conclusions....here are the facts:
There was only one death recorded in 2009 of a pet death in cargo with all
the animals flying last year. The airlines are very careful with people's
pets. The cargo section is temperature controlled and pressurized like the
cabin. Actually, the sounds of the engines put most animals to sleep. If you have any questions check out pettravel.com.

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Josiesue02
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Josiesue02
4 years ago

I just couldnt trust it. If i had to go somewhere id either drive to take my pet, have a family member watch my pet while i was gone, or i would simply not go. No way would i put my pet in danger because i want a vacation

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

I have to agree with that!

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

Good tips!!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

even if you request your pet be checked on how do you really know it has been done. they may claim to be too busy if caught not doing it

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

They don't seem to care, do they? Even once a pet goes "missing" (or is found dead), the airline personnel don't seem very concerned over "losing a passenger".

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

Thank you so much. I travel with my cat simply because she isn't well taken care of in the boarding places. Westin allows pets so I take her with me.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

you are lucky that you are able to do this

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

But, she sits under my seat. She never goes in baggage. Although Delta has one area that is air conditioned for pets in the baggage area.

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