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Rabbits Only On DL?  
User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Hi!
I was talking to a friend of mine who said that only DL allowed her to bring her rabbit on board the aircraft. I think she called a whole bunch of airlines and they all said that they only allow cats and dogs.

Are there any special regulations with rabbits that prohit them from coming on board?

thanks.

Priyanshu

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1937 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
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I think that animals other than cats and dogs are looked at in a different light.


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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Rabbits could get pretty smelly, but that's only if you don't clean their cage regularly.

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6119 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Continental also accepts rabbits as cabin pets.

Some DL connection carriers will only accept dogs, cats, or birds.

GS (A fellow rabbit person)

[Edited 2006-10-29 23:16:11]

[Edited 2006-10-29 23:20:51]


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User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

As a rabbit owner, I believe only DL and CO allow rabbits on board. I have only taken my rabbit for a few transcons on DL, but have never done so on CO.

As for regulations, I think it's down to airlines... Rabbits behave very well on board and they can't make noises (eg. barking). My rabbit just sits in his carrier bag and maybe do some turns inside it. All my seatmates have been fine with him. I think airlines only allow dogs and cats on board because they are the most common pets around, and there is still not as much understanding on rabbits than dogs and cats. So airlines just say "why bother?"


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6119 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

Quoting Superhub (Reply 4):
I think airlines only allow dogs and cats on board because they are the most common pets around, and there is still not as much understanding on rabbits than dogs and cats. So airlines just say "why bother?"

Either that, or becuase they've been classified as livestock.  vomit 



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User currently offlineKSUpilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

And I guess if airlines begin to expand beyond cats and dogs, they will have to allow everything. How would like to be seated next "Frank" the 2 foot Boa?

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 2):
Rabbits could get pretty smelly

Ever sat next to a dog that fouled his little crate?!

Some companies allow only cats&dogs as PETC or AVIH but will handle all other animals tru their Cargo department.

The other day I said hello to 12 horses on the main cargo deck of our B747 Combi  Cool



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineBluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 7):
The other day I said hello to 12 horses on the main cargo deck of our B747 Combi

I believe airlines love to transport horses. Horses (especially studs and racers) need to have someone watch over them all the way, and airline get to sell one more ticket on top of everything.



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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting Bluewhale18210 (Reply 8):
airline get to sell one more ticket

These beauties had 4 handlers: 2 from the company, 2 from the stable.



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