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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy SkyWest Airlines

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IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in SkyWest Airline pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need a compliant airline pet carrier. You must notify SkyWest Airlines that you are flying with a dog or cat. Reservations cannot be made online.

CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, SkyWest Airlines may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin. Because of its aircraft, SkyWest cannot accommodate extra large or giant kennels in the cargo hold. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

SkyWest Airlines Pet Policy

HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by SkyWest Airlines when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
If you are traveling to another country, SkyWest Airlines will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

HOT AND COLD WEATHER RESTRICTIONS
When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, SkyWest Airlines may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, SkyWest Airlines may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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jewel.seim
WE HAVE 3 JACK RUSSELLS TO SHIP TO PALM SPRINGS CA. ...THEY ARE INTERMEDIATE IN SIZE , 2 0F THEM COILD GO IN ONE LARGE CRATE WE HAVE AND ONE IN ANOTHER CRATE...WHAT IS YOUR PRICE FOR HEATED AND PRESSURIZED CARGO SECTION ????
Posted on 2013-12-27 22:30:28.0
PetTravel
We cannot quote a price because we are not SkyWest. (We are PetTravel.com and assist people traveling with pets.) You can contact SkyWest here depending on which partners they are flying this route for: http://www.skywest.com/contact-skywest/#customer-service
Posted on 2014-01-02 04:17:43.0
rosa.renee.52
how much do you all charge to ship two teacup yorkie puppies from Wyoming to Richmond VA
Posted on 2014-01-06 00:51:10.0
PetTravel
We are not Skywest so you should contact them for the cost of transit. If you are traveling with your pups, then they should be able to fly in-cabin and in the same carrier. The cost should be between $100 and $150. Verify with the airline.
Posted on 2014-01-06 02:24:49.0
rosa.renee.52
PetTravel IM SHIPPING THEM ON THERE OWN
Posted on 2014-01-06 02:27:14.0
PetTravel
Rosa Thomas Greene You will still need to contact SkyWest for pricing information.
Posted on 2014-01-07 04:00:33.0
natalie.strzok
I just wanted to let you all know that a huge scam is going around posing as your company. Their email address is petdepartmentofskywestglobal@gmail.com
Posted on 2014-05-15 04:52:01.0
maryfrances.weerts
what is the approved size of the pet carrier to bring on board under the seat?
Posted on 2014-05-22 02:47:35.0
PetTravel
Mary Frances - you can contact SkyWest and ask for the dimensions under the seat in front of you for the aircraft that flies your route. Generally, carriers should compress to 9" and be about 19-20' in length.
Posted on 2014-05-25 13:31:44.0
PetTravel
Natalie - thanks for letting us know. There is little we can do to prevent this except to educate people to the risks of purchasing a pet over the internet and wiring money. We have a lot of people contact us about this and thank you as well.
Posted on 2014-05-25 13:33:09.0