When traveling by air with your dog,
it pays to plan ahead and do your research. Policies on air
travel with pets varies depending on the airline. Most airlines
will allow dogs to travel, either onboard with their own if
the dog is small enough to fit in an underseat-size carrier,
or as cargo. Typically there is a fee on domestic flights
ranging from about $50-$200.
Some airlines are more pet friendly than
others and offer special incentives for passengers traveling
with pets. On some airlines your pet even earns frequent flyer
miles. For instance, Midwest Airlines gives a free pet air
ticket for every three paid pet trips. United and Continental
will let you transfer doggy frequent flyer miles to your own
Label your pet's carrier inside and out
with his name and your complete contact info, both home
info and destination info.
Have your dog micro-chipped for easy
Don't feed your dog more than 3-4 hours
before a scheduled flight and be sure he makes a pit-stop
Provide your dog with adequate water
for the flight. Water in a regular bowl will slosh out,
unless you have a special
spill-proof water holder designed for travel. Ice cubes
are handy, or you can freeze a wet towel. As they melt your
dog can lick them to get water.
If you have a small dog you plan to carry on the plane, check out the soft-sided
SturdiBag Pet Carrier. These
pet carriers are perfect for flying because the patented design allows the top to "flex" without collapsing, allowing the SturdiBag™ to conform to the under seat height of all airline seats. It's also feather-light yet extremely resilient.
Airlines That Allow Pets
Below is a list of airlines that allow pets.
Before booking your flight check their website for their pet
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