Monday, March 11th, 2013 at
Question by SUNSET IN KITTY HAWK, NORTH CARO: for spirit airlines; rules and regulations for small felines to fly with passengers?
three year old feline, requesting to have her fly with me in a cat carrier from atlantic city new jersey to orlando florida. please provide fees for flying pet with passenger on an aircraft. thank you!
Answer by Mrsjvb
call the airline or look it up on their website.
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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at
Question by Matt T: How should i fly my pets home?
I’m currently deployed and stationed in SC. I’m expecting to come home soon and we are trying to figure out how we are going to fly the dogs home. My wife is currently with family on the west coast, and we have 3 dogs. What are some options as far as flying pets? Two of the dogs are small, and 1 boxer. Anything information is helpful. Thank You.
Answer by Café Mocha Valencia
The cheapest – and best way for them – to do this would be for you and your wife to fly with them and each have a small dog in a carrier in the cabin and the Boxer in the cargo hold. That is, if your dogs are small enough to fit in a carrier that’ll fit under the seat infront of you. If they aren’t, then all would have to fly cargo.
You could also just have someone bring the dogs to the airport and have them ALL fly cargo. Personally I think one should avoid shipping cargo if at all possible. It’s scary for the dogs, there’s always that chance that airflow is not turned on and the dogs will be FAR happier with you in the cabin.
Airlines vary greatly with their fees. Cheapest in the States is Alaska Airlines who only charge $ 100 each way for in-cabin. Others are as high as $ 175 each way and some don’t allow pets in the cabin – PERIOD. Call and ask for cargo rates. Most are based on the size of the carrier and the weight of carrier + pet.
Note that all of them will need to be up to date on their shots and have health certificates from your vet that were issued no more than I think it’s 10 days before your flight. Also don’t just show up with your pets and expect to be able to take them on board. You have to RESERVE the spots by calling the airline as they only allow a certain number of animals in the cabin per flight.
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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at
Question by Lauren K: Which airlines dont make pets STAY in thier carriers?
I am going to be flying in June with my puppy she is 14 weeks now…And I just want to know which airline would allow me to hold her and not keep her in her carrier. Or atleast let my pet her in her carrier. Cheap airlines. I will be staying in th U.S.A if that matters…10 pointss to best answer thanks!
Answer by RoofingPrincess
There aren’t any. Not everyone loves your pet as much as you do, and the airlines have to think about the other passengers’ comfort and safety. There are tales of people who (against the rules) took their pet out of the carrier, and it got away from them and was running up and down the airplane under the seats.
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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at
Question by SummerLove13: What is the least expensive way/place to ship my dog and cat from Chicago to Sweden?
I am moving from Chicago to Sweden in August and need to either ship my animals or have them fly with me. I have a cat that is 13 pounds and a dog that weighs 67 pounds. Anyone with advice on where to look for the cheapest price would be greatly appreciated!
Answer by zafir
As you’re probably flying from the US to Sweden, it would be a good idea to see if your airline will take them as checked baggage. Most airlines will do this. It would be much better for the animals to travel with you as seeing you on arrival after such a strange trip will reassure them. Your airline will advise of the types of crate necessary to transport the animals.
Have you checked the Swedish government requirements for importing pets? See http://www.sjv.se/home/amnesomraden/animalhealthwelfare/importexportofliveanimals/dogsandcats/listedcontries.4.731e90106fedb4a488000155.html The US is a ‘listed’ country, so you must follow these conditions to import the animals.
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