Airgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
OK, My friend (let's call her Haylie) is flying to Steamboat, Colorado (_HDN) with her dog "Rosie". Haylie's not exactly sure what a/c she will be flying, although they will probobly be along the lines of small planes like an ERG-145. She will be taking the dog on board the aircraft with her in the [coach] cabin.
Her question is; Is there any risks invlolved in this, or do you have any tips or suggestions? She is pretty much clueless of what to do.
All help is appritaited!
P.S. I'm back to posting on Airliners.net and hope to stay here for quite some while!
USrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
Some RJ's do not have pressurized aft cargo compartments, so taking the dog in the cabin may be the only choice. Assuming that the dog is very small, she should anticipate no problems. I've seen soft mesh sided rubber bottomed bags made for small dogs to fly (they can sit under the seat). Most airlines accept size 30 kennels for carryons, but no larger (that's a very small kennel, by the way, usually only occupied by small to medium sized cats). Checking the animal, if it's possible, may incur additional charges.
Morecy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 216 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1432 times:
Personally, I could never check my dog in as luggage because I've seen how they treat luggage. I was wondering, theoretically, if I bought a ticket for my 60 Lb dog... can he sit next to me during the flight?
USrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
Theoretically, but most airlines frown on that sort of thing on an individual level. If a zoo does it, it's good publicity and fun for the other passengers; besides, that sort of thing is very carefully coordinated. If an individual does it, it could get out of hand and is more difficult to coordinate. Besides, animals (except assistence dogs, which are brilliantly trained) are not allowed by most carriers in aircraft outside of kennels, and a kennel for a 60 lb dog would probably not fit in a coach seat.
By the way, we don't treat animals like other luggage. We may throw bags more than we should, but we know damn well that a mistreated animal could cost someone his job. Usually we make seperate runs to the makeup area for animals, and if they're small enough, place them in the passenger seat of our tug. No open bag carts certainly, and usually loaded last. No rides on conveyor belts, except up to the aircraft, and then only very carefully. No ramper I know would ever do anything cruel or stupid to an animal, intentionally or unintentionally. We go through more training than you could possibly imagine on how to properly handle live animal shipments.
USrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
I'll have to look at my safety card--I know that there's one RJ that we won't accept live animals on, either due to pressurization or temperature (so I may have misspoken). We have ERJ-145s, CRJ-200s, CRJ-700s, and ERJ-170s at my station.
Airgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1330 times:
I was recently traveling from HDN to JAX and while in ATL I saw a f/a assisting some man because he was traveling with 3 'checked' dogs. The airline actually lost the dogs and routed them to like Los Vegas or something. ...FARRR away from where they were actually supposed to go. Not exactly sure what the outcome of that case was.
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1183 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
My mother brought us our dog all the way from LIM (I didn't have to get him in LIM but my dad had a pedigree puppy and he didn't charge me anything for a $500 + dog) and the dog was checked in LIM, via DFW, and arrived in SJC in perfect shape. As someone else said, they would be in deep "dog shit" (pun included) if anything happened to anyone's pet. Remember, the US is the country where parents sometimes love their animals more than their human offspring, and the airlines don't want to deal with the wrath of the pet owner whose dog is nowhere to be found. To show you how careful they are with animals, the reason my dog had to travel with my mom is because, back in 98, there was a heatwave in Dallas and there was an embargo on live animals in the months of July and August, when we were visiting LIM. So he flew in October and, as I write this note, he continues to be as happy as a spotter at Maho Beach (SXM).