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Old 11-05-2011, 03:35 PM
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I will be flying with a small dog in a carrier in the main cabin early this week. I never did this before. I have to go through one change of planes. I have a soft-sided carrier, folding cup for water, food, towels, etc.

Can anyone tell me what to expect? Will it take me extra time at check-in? I know I have to pay the fee, presumably at the check-in counter.

How do you get through security? Do you just carry the dog through the checkpoint and they wand you and the dog, or is there a separate area?

Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions.
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Never did it, but I'd dig into the airline's website. It'll probably be in there somewhere.
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I suppose it all depends on the size of the commercial airplane. This was the first time I flew with a dog roaming around in the cabin.
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lol, what airline allowed that?
I am thinkin it was not in the US of A.
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Many airlines allow that including Delta which I now longer fly because they will not tell me in advance that a dog will be on the plane in the cabin nor will they gaurantee you can move your seat
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What happens if the pooch has "to go" up in the air?
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That looks like some puddle jumper in Canada or Alaska.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
That looks like some puddle jumper in Canada or Alaska.

I believe you meant "Poodle Jumper".
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I do it all of the time.
Make sure you have made a reservation for the dog.
You will have to check in to pay for the dog.
TSA will require you to carry the dog through screening.
My dog normally sleeps, if she gets unsettled I just put my hand in the kennel and settle her.
I try to fly direct so I don't have to find a dog area during a layover which will require you to go out of the secure area.

Good luck.
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Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat. I love dogs, and have had them next to me on commercial flights before. The only time it was a less than normal experience was when this dumb chick with a pomeranian and an IQ 0f 71 thought that chatting with her dog during the entire flight was what the pooch needed. If I had been armed during that flight, I would be posting from prison right now......


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Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat. I love dogs, and have had them next to me on commercial flights before. The only time it was a less than normal experience was when this dumb chick with a pomeranian and an IQ 0f 71 thought that chatting with her dog during the entire flight was what the pooch needed. If I had been armed during that flight, I would be posting from prison right now......


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Wow, that a pretty high IQ for a Pomeranian!
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat. I love dogs, and have had them next to me on commercial flights before. The only time it was a less than normal experience was when this dumb chick with a pomeranian and an IQ 0f 71 thought that chatting with her dog during the entire flight was what the pooch needed. If I had been armed during that flight, I would be posting from prison right now......


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Next time feed the dog a small piece of a chocolate bar when the lady goes to the head. That will not make the current flight better but it will teach her a lesson. Be certain you are out of range when the dog starts crapping and barfing on its owner.
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Next time feed the dog a small piece of a chocolate bar when the lady goes to the head. That will not make the current flight better but it will teach her a lesson. Be certain you are out of range when the dog starts crapping and barfing on its owner.
It's not fair to make the dog pay for the sins of its owner

Plus, the doggy went to the head with the dumb chick...


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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
It's not fair to make the dog pay for the sins of its owner

Plus, the doggy went to the head with the dumb chick...


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You said pomeranian .... is that even a dog? I thought those are long legged rats.
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Yep, all those yippy dogs are varmints.

I have to say, though, that the dog was well behaved. The dumb chick was the problem. Maybe I should have fed her some chocolate.


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Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat.
The only person that likes YOUR dog is YOU.
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Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat.

That is exactly how I feel about small children on an airplane.
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Some friendly advice - not everyone near you will be keen about yer hound being near them, so please keep it quiet and in the seat.
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I hear you about this. My hope is that the dog will sleep most of the trip so I can sleep also, and my fear is it will bother someone nearby despite my best efforts. Hopefully, everyone around me will like dogs and no one will have allergies to them, and the dog will be quiet.
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how big is your dog?
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It is small - 10-15 lbs, so it is under the 20 lb. maximum weight and small enough to stand up and turn around in the airline-approved carrier.

Fortunately, I am just picking the dog up to bring back so it is only a one-way (return trip) matter.
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