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Monday, September 15, 2003

Flying Dogs!

I was recently asked for information about flying with your dog on a commercial plane. I was glad to share what I had learned when I went to pick up Trevor, so I thought others might be interested. Here is my reply:

As far as flying goes - I flew U# Airways with Trevor.

When I made my ticket reservations by phone I reserved a pet ticket for him. It was 100. one way. They are only allowed so many pets per cabin so you want to be sure that you speak for one. I actually had to purchase it when I got to the airport. You need a health certificate gotten w/ in 10 days(ck. w/ individual airline on this) that shows vaccines, etc. They actually never looked at mine though, but they should have.

I bought a Sh#rpa bag from P#tsmart that had the airlines that had approved its use on the outside of the package. It was the medium size and I wished I had gotten the small because it was a tight fit for under the seat in front of me. He was also a lot tinier than I had anticipated!

You can also shop #bay for a Sh#rpa and can get good buys- just watch out for the shipping charges!

I had food, towels, paper towels, a bottle of water, plastic baggies, pick up bags, and even news paper that can be laid down in the floor of a stall in the bathroom in case you cannot get outside to walk them. Leash, harness, treats, chewies and R#scue Remedy or some other calming medicine 'just in case.' Trevor didn't need anything like that, the airplane seemed to lull him to sleep.
It was a lot of fun and people are so friendly when they see you have a dog.
I shopped online for the best prices on my ticket and was able to save $. Then I actually called the airline to purchase the ticket and saved even more. The discount travel sites such as Trav#locity and others make a fee off of us too so I just bypassed them.
I hope I have been able to help.

Here we are at the Manchester airport