Question by Tosha: What airlines allow pets in the cabin?
I have a 45-50 Lbs. puppy. I absolutely don’t want her to have to travel under the plane. Especially without knowing the time of year and not knowing if they’re properly setup for pets. I think the anxiety of being separated and in an absolutely new situation would certainly put some large stress on her.
45 Lbs, 21″ tall and 24″ long.
I also have a 5 Lbs. kitten that I’m sure would travel just fine in a carrier on the plane, so she’s not so much the issue.
But if anyone could let me know what airlines let “larger” dogs travel in the cabin. That would be wonderful.
Answer by theSebster
Generally larger dogs aren’t allowed in the cabin. To be honest, most airlines require pets of all sizes to travel in the cargo hold. This is mainly due to consideration for the other passengers, especially those who have allergies, etc.
Some airlines will allow very small dogs in the cabin, but these airlines are in the minority. Contact the airline(s) you want to travel with, and check with them directly.
It is considered perfectly safe for pets to travel in the hold. Studies have shown that pets are less stressed in the hold, as it is both dark and quiet. The pets needs to be in separate kennels, and the kennels must be large enough for the pet to be able stand up and turn around. You should provide a bowl for water. Do NOT feed your pet for at least 12 hours before the flight. This is to minimise the risk of the pet pooping in the kennel… You obviously don’t want the pet to spend hours in his/her own faeces.
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