Soups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
Just been watching animal airport on TV and a woman had a monkey in cabin on a KLM flight from Surinam-amsterdam-LHR. On a recent ME flight BEY-ACC a business class teenager with a dog (not even in a cage). I flew with a African grey and a monkey in cabin before in the 80s (caged of course) I though animals were not allowed to fly in cabin? or do they make exception
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Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3631 times:
At BA, the only animals allowed on board are guide dogs for partially sighted and blind passengers however they have to be pre-arranged. All other animals need to be carried in the hold (AVIH). Regulations are different on domestic services though.
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3619 times:
Quoting Soups (Thread starter): a woman had a monkey in cabin on a KLM flight from Surinam-amsterdam-LHR.
Officialy that's not allowed on KLM. I think she sneaked it onboard. The only animals passengers may take in the cabin (PETC) are dogs and cats up to 5kgs including the kennel. Service animals (i.e. guide dogs) are allowed as well. There is a max to the number of animals onboard. I believe it's 2, but I'm not sure.
Dogs and cats that weigh more than 5 kgs MUST be checked-in (AVIH). No other animals are allowed as checked items. That needs to travel as cargo.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8582 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
I flew JNB-JFK a couple of years ago and a woman had a little lapdog in the business class cabin a couple of rows ahead of me. The dog never yipped once and was better behaved than some human passengers!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
SoBe From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3592 times:
On UA you can bring a dog or cat in the cabin if it is small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel under the seat. Otherwise they must travel in the hold. You can even bring a domesticated bird on board. I sure hope I never have to listen to a bird chirping on a flight!
Bond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5650 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
Well, here's a story. I was on a charter 727 many years ago, from MDW to FLL and a guy sitting next to me kept tight hold of a cotton bag. Halfway through the flight he opened the bag and a rooster's head stuck out.
I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
My flight from ATL-MCO last night had some old blue hair bringing her poodle down to the Mouse House with her. It (I didn't check under the fur) started to yap, in that annoying mini-poodle yap, as we started taxiing but shut up within a couple of minutes.
Last year a guy on the flight had a chocolate lab puppy (looked just like mine back home) on a DL MD-88. He took her out and all of us in First Class passed her around petting and playing with her until one of the stewardesses put the kibosh on that one just in case someone had allergies to dogs. No fun!
All that said, I love dogs and don't care if they are on the plane as long as they behave. I would never bring mine on board (they are too big) since they would go up to everyone just to say hello and beg for food and to be petted.
This also begs the question...if you bring a service animal on board a longhaul flight where exactly do they relieve themselves? I can just see a stewardess picking up dog poop muttering something along the lines of "this isn't in my job description."
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474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
About 20 years ago I read a story about Lady Beaverbrook, wife of Lord Beaverbrook, buying the entire first class cabin of a AC L-1011-500 on a YYZ-LHR flight, for herself, her sister-in-law and her dog.
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
There is also the infamous incident of a "service pig" being brought aboard a US Airways because someone claimed it was for emotional support, and they did have the correct paperwork. Predictably, the pig ran totally amok in first class and US Airways has vowed to never let a service pig in one of its cabins again. I am not sure, but service miniature ponies might still be ok (seriously).
Ual4me From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
When I moved from the east coast to the pacific northwest 3 years ago, I brought my cat into the cabin with me on a Continental flight. I paid for first, and paid an extra $80 for my cat to travel with me in the cabin. Supposedly, they allow one pet in the front cabin, 2 in the back.
Ended up being a bit of a problem in the end, because the guy sitting next to me got upgraded to first by sheer luck, but he was allergic to cats. Ended up not being a great flight for him-even after they moved me from the last row of first to the first row. He still complained about how unfairly he was treated because they allowed pets. Considering I paid for my ticket, and for my cats ticket (yes, CO gave her a reservation too!) and he got the free upgrade, and I moved seats, I just sat back and enjoyed my flight.
She slept the whole time in her carrier at my feet.
The FA's even offered her some salmon from dinner, but given that it was the first time she was at 35K feet, I felt it best to let her sleep.
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1889 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
I flew FRA-YVR on LH and there was a lady sitting a few rows ahead of me with a tabby cat. She had it in a sort of bag, (that I think was designed for the cat). She didn't seem to be hiding it (people were petting it), nor did she have any disabilites. The cat was on her lap (with the bag) for the whole flight). I guess LH is one airline that allows this...
FreakyDeaky From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
Although most airlines allow this - I am sooo against it because when (not if...when) it goes bad - it goes bad - and if I paid $$ for a ride and was subjected to that for an entire flight - I'd be pissed off at humanity. I love animals - have a houseful of them - but there is no need for an animal to be on an airplane.
I would allow seeing eye animals that are well trained and that would be it. Buh bye to everyone else. Comfort animals...give me a break. If you're that screwed up - drive to where you need to be or stay home and get better .
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could."
TERRA From Iraq, joined Aug 1999, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3128 times:
Small dogs and cats are allowed as carry on baggage in a box that meets the regulations.
All details are contained in the IATA AVI handling manual.
However i always prefer animals as checked in baggage. What if you put you pet pooch under the seat of a passenger who is seriously alergic to animals? They would not be too happy............
Also, anyone remember the pit bull that ate its way through the lower hold of the AA flight a few years ago?? Gnashing its way through a bulkhead and into the electronics bay!!!!!!!!!!
I guess that could be classed as air rage?
Boeing777LR From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
Before flew from LAX To YUL on the 21 of January I didn't know that people where actually allowed to bring pets onboard but I found out the hard way...the Woman next to me had a poodle and about half way through the flight the dog did what it had to IN it's little bag + puked and it gave the whole plane a great smell . Although I can understand having guide dogs onboard this incident this kind of turned me against having other animals on board. But that wasn't it the lady then went to the bathroom and god knows how she managed to make a mess of the lavatory so they had to close one out of the 2 Y lavs... Anyway great being on A.net!!
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