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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current United Airlines pet policies. We cannot predict how United 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 United Airlines

Airline Pet Policy United Airlines

Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes (domestic only )
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes (Certain Flights)
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes

Pets are not permitted on flights to Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in United Airlines pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. The carrier must have a waterproof bottom, have room for your pet to stand up and turn around, must fasten securly and have adequate ventilation.

Pets Allowed: United and United Express permits small cats, dogs, rabbits and household birds to travel in the cabin on flights within the continental United States (not Hawaii).

Cost: $125USD for this service which can be paid at the reservations counter at the time of check in. (An additional charge of $125 on flights with layovers more than 4 hours in the US or more than 24 hours outside of the US.)

Route Restrictions: Pets traveling to the United Kingdom cannot travel in the cabin unless they are service animals. No pets are allowed in the cabin on flights to Australia, Hawaii, Guam or other countries that require that they enter as manifest cargo. Pets are not permitted in First or Business Class on Boeing 747, 757, 767 or 777 aircraft due to lack of space under the seat.  If your pet's travel is international, it is likely that United will not allow your pet in the cabin.

Carrier Requirements: If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in United Airlines pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier. Carriers can be rigid or flexible and must have a waterproof bottom, adequate ventilation and secure fasteners. (Zippers are preferable.) The maximum dimensions for hard-sided kennels are 17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high (44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm). The maximum dimensions for soft-sided kennels are 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high (46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm).

Age: Pets must be at least 8 weeks old, over 1 pound, and their carrier must fit comfortably under the seat in front of you. Your pet airline carrier will count as a piece of carry-on luggage.

Reservations: You must notify United Airlines that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-864-8331. We suggest that you make your airline reservations as far ahead as possible as there are a limited number of pets allowed in the cabin of each flight. Travelers with pets are also not permitted to sit in bulkhead seats or seats in exit rows.

Service/Comfort Animals: Trained service animals are permitted to travel in the cabin with qualified individuals with disabilities. Comfort animals are also permitted with appropriate documentation provided at least 48 hours in advance by calling 1-800-228-2744 and verification by United to your mental health care professional. Therapy animals are considered neither comfort nor service animals.

Check-In: You must check in at the passenger counter as animals are not checked in at curbside.

United Airlines Pet Policy

If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, United 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.

Pets Allowed: various

Route Restrictions: Pets are not allowed on flights to Dubai and Sydney. Pets traveling to the UK, Hawaii or Australia must do so as manifest cargo. United will not permit pets to travel as checked baggage to Kuwait or Bahrain from May 15 until September 15.

Reservations: call PetSafe Help Desk at 1-800-575-3335.

Cost: see United's cost table to transport pets.

Age: Puppies must be 10 weeks or older. Piglets must be 8 weeks or older.

Forms Required: An Airline Health Certificate issued within 10 days of travel is required. Additionally, all required paperwork for the country of destination will need to accompany your pet.

Pick-Up/Drop Off: Refer to United Cargo  Pick Up and Drop Off Locations in the United States. For international destinations, it will depend on the airport and you should contact United for that information. For flights into Mexico City, pets can no longer be collected at baggage claim; they will be taken to United's cargo facility where an agent will clear your pet with customs officials. You will pay for these fees when you pick up your pet. Note that pets should not be flown into Mexico City during the weekend when customs is closed.

Breed Restrictions: United will ship all snub nosed (Brachycephalic) breeds up to the age of 6 months or 20 pounds in a crate one size larger than normally required unless weather restrictions are in force. United will not ship English Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs or their mixes, however, they will ship the following snub nosed breeds in crates one size larger than normally required that have ventilation on all four sides: American Bulldog, Boston Terrier, Japanese Pug and Dutch Pug. United will also ship other snub nosed breeds including the Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Bull Terrier, English Toy Spaniel, Bulldog, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Lhasa Apso, Pekinese and Shih Tzu.

United will ship the following dangerous dog breeds in IATA compliant CR82 reinforced crates: American Bully, American Staffordshire Terrier, Ca de Bou, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull Terriers.

Weather Restrictions: All Boston Terriers, American Bulldogs, Pugs and mixes of these breeds will not be transported between May 15 and September 15. Travel between September 16 and May 14 are restricted to routes where the temperature will not exceed 85°F.

Crate Requirements: United will allow 2 puppies or kittens under 6 months to travel in the same carrier as long as they are of the same species and there is room for them, otherwise, only one pet is allowed per carrier. Click here for additional crate requirements.

Note that United cannot transport Series 700 kennels on their 737 700/800 and 900 aircraft.

Need an IATA compliant pet crate? Have a crate already? Need accessories for your crate?

Please note that United Cargo is having problems transporting series 700 crates on their 737 700/800 and 900 aircraft. 

ADDITIONAL AIRLINE PET TRAVEL INFORMATION

AIRLINE PET TRAVEL TIPS
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alicen.campbell.9
I dont like the whole dangerous dog part. U dont u have some test the dogs temper and see if its dangerous before assuming all dogs from That is dangerous.
Posted on 2013-03-06 14:30:27.0
richard.bowen.58
Dogs were bred to achieve certain desirable traits. It so happens that traits desired in the dogs listed above were for attacking, guarding, fighting, etc. So to sum it up...being aggressive. I agree that not all dogs of said breeds are necissarily aggressive, but it is in there genes and basic instinct to be that way. In order to protect themselves and being a dog owner myself, I have absolutely no issue with them putting restrictions on certain breeds.
Posted on 2013-03-07 13:16:40.0
supreet.kaur.96343
Hello dog lovers I am indian american citizen trying to fly with my 4 months american bully pup and 4 differnent airlines denied me that this breed is danger. I was totally disspointed what 4 month puppy gonna do to somebody instead of fully grown dog. Airlines were qatar,turkish,british and emirates. Man dogs dont born mean . So I dont how this world gonna understand.
Posted on 2013-03-14 19:47:41.0
heather.m.andersen
http://www.ywgrossman.com/newblog/?p=774
Posted on 2013-04-19 14:31:58.0
heather.m.andersen
Lufthansa allows them up to 6 months in a normal crate after that you need a reinforced IATA CR82 (whatever the hell that means)
Posted on 2013-04-19 14:37:04.0
heather.m.andersen
Yes the dangerous breed thing is lame, but we can't change it (for now). What I do need now is to find out how to make a reinforced crate? Does that just mean putting in metal bolts instead of the plastic clips that hold the two halves of a regular kennel together? There is almost no information on how to acquire one of these crates.
Posted on 2013-04-19 14:37:55.0
Brontosaurus30
I am transporting rabbits from Hawaii to Florida and found the website petravelstore.com useful for the bolts
Posted on 2013-04-22 06:44:42.0
theola.weaver
Be happy! United it the only airline I found thus far that will fly "dangerous breeds"! They found some compassion that the other airlines do not have, ok so it has to be in a IATA compliant CR82 reinforced crates.. We can handle that!
Posted on 2013-05-15 00:14:45.0
pat.keeneywebb
How many days before my flight does my dog have to have his health certificate for in flight travel
Posted on 2013-05-25 01:16:37.0
saraseemayer
"An Airline Health Certificate issued within 10 days of travel is required. Additionally, all required paperwork for the country of destination will need to accompany your pet. " --see above
Posted on 2013-05-28 01:50:51.0
miguelinigo15
will united airlines accept a shipping of a weimaraner mixed dog thats i 4months old during may15-sep15.the dog is in coachella californiamand needs to be shipped to the philippines
Posted on 2013-06-10 10:16:38.0
nancy.birdblackwood
Anyone ever travel with a 3 month old kitten? If so, please give some helpful tips! Thanks
Posted on 2013-06-16 17:49:37.0
julie.overman
I just got scamed through your website what can I do to report it some way
Posted on 2013-10-20 03:33:46.0
PetTravel
We have nothing to do with these people. They steal our images and mis-represent themselves as professionals. You can report them at ic3.gov.
Posted on 2013-10-27 22:32:47.0
janet.sinclair.186
United PetSafe almost killed my Greyhound on July 3, 2013. They never gave my dog or cat water, nor let them out their crates to relieve themselves, after 12 1/2 hours in their crates; even though I had paid extra for a "Safety Stop" in Houston. They left them on the stifling hot tarmac in Houston under the wing of the plane, instead of having them transported by an air-conditioned van, as advertised and promised. My Greyhound suffered severe dehydration and heat stroke because of the neglect and mishandling from United Airlines. She arrived in Boston with her crate covered in blood, feces and urine. Her kidneys were failing and she was urinating and defecting blood, brought on by the heatstroke. United refuses to reimburse me the $2700 it cost to save her life. They offered me $1000 on the condition that I sign a 4 page Non-Disclosure Agreement. They have killed many animals (Google Maggie Rizer and Michael Jarboe). United PetSafe IS NOT SAFE!
Posted on 2013-10-28 20:20:05.0
pclim418
I would get an attorney and call the media
Posted on 2013-10-30 11:06:36.0
cindi.duff.3
Inexcusable, deplorable, sickening!!!!!
Posted on 2013-10-30 15:07:45.0
paige.v.raleigh
Have you thought about contacting ABC World News & sharing your story? They do many human interest stories, both good and bad, to get the real story out.
Posted on 2013-10-30 16:51:18.0
raven.e.richmond
I flew my dog to live with my in-laws. The airline made me buy a new kennel from them and nearly double the real retail value because the one I had wasn't good enough, even though the website said it was and when she arrived at her destination, she had been in her crate so long that she was covered in urine and feces. My father-in-law didn't go into detail, but I could hear the anger in his voice. She'd been locked in that crate for over 12 hours. United obviously needs to hire trained and experienced pet handlers instead of luggage handlers for the animals and make appropriate changes to their handling policies. I hope the SPCA sues the hell out of them.
Posted on 2013-10-30 18:14:22.0
JustinBKirksey
Sorry about that. I purchased a dog from Louisiana once and the dog sseemed very traumatized from the flight.
Posted on 2013-10-30 19:50:38.0
adurrwachter
get an attorney and sue them that is horrible no animal deserves to be treated like that nothing does that's ridiculous if no one stands up to them animals will continue to be treated this way please find more support and take action
Posted on 2013-10-30 20:22:48.0
HAInternCharlie
Most airlines allow them, usually in soft side carriers. I would pack a pee pad in there, just in case :)
Posted on 2013-10-30 20:28:00.0
tgallodonaldson
Is your fur baby ok? I posted your story all over. I would share with local news they love this kind of stuff
Posted on 2013-10-30 22:02:54.0
pat.fogo
I am disgusted by United Airlines! Your story has been shared all over and all readers are outraged! How dare the airline offer a portion of the vet bill- they are entirely responsible for what occurred and all resulting medical bills! They will be damn lucky if you don't sue the pants off them!
Posted on 2013-10-31 00:06:33.0
fryrobyn
We've flown kittens as young as ten weeks, small plastic carrier, I use double stick tape and put carpet on the floor of it. Send a bottle of water and small baggie of dry kitten food attached to the top (taped). United is very good about walking first time pet cargo users through the steps.
Posted on 2013-10-31 01:02:59.0
angie.anderson.121
Ok so this entire story is a complete scam Wow that's horrible.
Posted on 2013-10-31 01:43:19.0
sassymom08
A simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn't do it, don't make your animal do it. The belly of a plane isn't climate controlled, pressure controlled, or sound proofed. It's cruel to put any animal through that without even adding human cruelty to the mix.
Posted on 2013-10-31 01:56:06.0
jessica.colaianni.9
This story disgusts me!!!!! Thank you for sharing I will never ever ever ever fly with my lets as cargo I always knew it wasn't the best of ideas to do unless left with no other choice but I will drive 3,4,5 days before I fly my animals. Thank god your babies are still alive... Sue them do not let them get away with this
Posted on 2013-10-31 02:41:32.0
vicki.bousquetpascuzzi
United airlines sounds like such a neglectful airline from all of the stories I have read. Thank you to those who share their stories on Facebook and other social media websites. This company is despicable! I will never support an airline that supports animal cruelty. I will also make sure that I share the stories of others so that people are aware of what could happen to their pet if they fly this airline. Lots of pet lovers out there! Let's spread the word!
Posted on 2013-10-31 03:03:38.0
theheartremembers
Shared!
Posted on 2013-10-31 03:45:25.0
glenda.e.lundgren
Complain by email to anneseeley@united.com
Posted on 2013-10-31 03:50:43.0
haylee.hauschel
Are you kidding! I'm appalled. Nothing is worse than straight animal abuse! (In my eyes that is ANIMAL ABUSE) REPORT that company! They do not deserve to run that business!!
Posted on 2013-10-31 04:25:58.0
katharina.hofmann.92
So sad. Shared your story and signed petition.
Posted on 2013-10-31 04:36:24.0
ashleytaylormanion
Sue!!!!
Posted on 2013-10-31 05:58:04.0
pinky.mulani
So awful! Hope ur babies are recovered from this traumatizing experience! Thanks for sharing ur story!
Posted on 2013-10-31 08:18:55.0
jason.schwaller
So you took video and pics of this whole "alleged" incident, your just as guilty!
Posted on 2013-10-31 08:20:02.0
pinky.mulani
I was planning a trip on united from NYC to Dubai with my dog! Now I know not to!
Posted on 2013-10-31 08:20:07.0
zorrain
So wrong there needs to be justice.
Posted on 2013-10-31 08:44:04.0
zorrain
I just cried , that would been torture. And the should be put in a crate and made to go threw the same treatment .
Posted on 2013-10-31 08:45:04.0
zack.downes
Post the pictures and especially the video you mentioned that you have of your pets' crates being kicked and left on the tarmac. They'll go viral in no time, and major news outlets will pick it up, and United's stock will suffer. That's how to really get their attention.
Posted on 2013-10-31 09:16:13.0
laura.gilchrist.568
Shared and signed petition.
Posted on 2013-10-31 12:41:15.0
tracy.dunham.79
Very sorry about your pets. I won't use them. Thanks for the warning
Posted on 2013-10-31 14:42:27.0
edward.werderits
I read your story, please don't stop getting this travesty out to all us animal lovers, good luck...
Posted on 2013-10-31 15:20:55.0
connie.smithanania
I hope you sue them and take them to task for their neglect and abuse suffered by your babies.
Posted on 2013-10-31 16:48:02.0
dolce.amour
I'm sending an email to PETA
Posted on 2013-10-31 17:23:20.0
mickey.neill
I have pictures of my dogs left unattended in their carriers on the Tarmac in Huston airport if this helps anyone with their lawsuit please contact me I will gladly provide them. Additionally I have filed a report with pet safe who assured me that my dog was on a flight with me. As did the captain and airline attendant. Only to find out that dog was not on the flight but on the next flight into SFO. I paid extra to have my dogs walked and wateredIn Huston and that did not happen.
Posted on 2013-10-31 18:38:34.0
megsmail2010
I just read your post shared from your timeline. Sharing around to get the word out.
Posted on 2013-10-31 19:18:56.0
erin.brockman
Contact PETA
Posted on 2013-10-31 19:26:23.0
debbie.derleth
How can you be happy if you let gets killed enroute?
Posted on 2013-11-06 04:54:56.0
miklosv
i appreciate the feedback... however thousands of pets travel a week and most have ok experiences... I would like to see numbers to make an estimate if I should or not bring my pet with me on a flights
Posted on 2013-12-22 16:03:00.0
nancy.dornan.9
Just got back from visiting Mineapolis with my matipoo. Thank you to the United personnel who helped me with him. I will recommend United for people who are traveling with small dogs
Posted on 2013-12-28 21:05:20.0
mary.watsondixon
welcome home
Posted on 2013-12-29 00:58:25.0
PetTravel
You can find the Air Travel Consumer Report issued by the Department of Transportation including Airline Reports of the Loss, Injury, or Death of Animals During Air Transportation for 2012 here: http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr12.htm
Posted on 2014-01-01 23:39:24.0
iamadatakoaht.yang
What type of vaccines would my dog need?
Posted on 2014-01-20 18:39:43.0
officiallyJAMEE
You want mom to send Leo there ? Or when ya come down to visit ya gon take him ? You should probably call your vets place , and tell them you want to bring him on an air plane and what shots would he need
Posted on 2014-01-20 18:54:48.0
PetTravel
It depends on where your pet is going.
Posted on 2014-01-23 04:42:06.0
janet.sinclair.186
Mickey Neill, please contact me through my Facebook Page, United Airlines Almost Killed My Greyhound. Thank you, Janet Sinclair
Posted on 2014-02-07 04:22:07.0
janet.sinclair.186
PetTravel , United Airlines has NOT reported Sedona's injury to DOT, as required by law. I do not trust those numbers. Janet Sinclair (UnitedAirlinesAlmostKilledMyGreyhound)
Posted on 2014-02-07 04:23:27.0
janet.sinclair.186
Pamela Lim Havel , I have done both. Thank you.
Posted on 2014-02-07 04:24:20.0
janet.sinclair.186
Edward Werderits , Thank you. You can follow what we are doing to hold United accountable by visiting my Facebook Page, UnitedAirlinesAlmostKilledMyGreyhound.
Posted on 2014-02-07 04:25:36.0
saori.hone
I need help. I need to book the cargo space with my dog. Minitua dachshund.From Japan narita transit to Chicago ohare and Ottawa Canada. I called united airline but they are not helpful. keep saying call this and call there the numbers are not exsist. Please anyone help me... Thank you...
Posted on 2014-04-28 09:35:44.0
PetTravel
Try Air Canada. They have lots of flights between these 2 cities. Also Cathay Pacific or Delta fly the route.
Posted on 2014-05-01 04:50:52.0
colleen.l.baptista
Does a pet emergency count when needing to cancel a flight
Posted on 2014-06-20 00:48:45.0
PetTravel
Coleen - we are not United Airlines and not able to answer your question. You will need to contact United PetSafe Desk directly.
Posted on 2014-06-20 18:36:55.0
MobileGroomerHouston
We dont stop driving in our cars every day because some other irresponsible jerk might crash into us and kill us. I am sorry for any pets that were harmed by poor handling during transport or any other service for that matter, but accidents happen. Ok leaving dogs on tarmac 3 hours in 95 degree temps is not accidental, though not intentionally abusive, it is surely negligent, - anyway - thousands of pets fly on United safely every week, there is no reason to stop using them. Chances of your dog dying from flying are minuscule. I am a pet taxi and travel service provider. As the owner of Angel Pets of Houston I take pets to the airport and pick pets up for their owners who are unable to. When I am there picking up pets or dropping off pets the staff is always very attentive and caring towards the pets.
Posted on 2014-06-24 19:31:03.0
trish.cormier
I utilized their services 3 years ago when I flew BB to Boston. I have to say the staff was PAWSOME, even the guy that came to pick her up in the Petsafe Van to motor her to the airplane was wonderful. I watched them every step of the way and can't think of one complaint. Well, just one. When I started crying my eyeballs out after they strapped her in her crate, the staff brought me a roll of paper towels that felt like sand paper. So maybe some soft kleenex? :-D Heck, I even had the staff crying! B-)
Posted on 2014-06-24 19:36:57.0
kimberly.allies.7
Are kennel fans aloud
Posted on 2014-07-27 22:36:57.0
paula.vila.1485
I just took a flight and the dogs barked the whole time. United is horrible! This shouldnt be legal!!! Poor Janet!!!
Posted on 2014-07-29 01:13:33.0
PetTravel
We do not believe that United will permit kennel fans. We checked a few years ago and the answer was no.
Posted on 2014-08-01 02:27:43.0
LoveU1
Omg this is so sad to hear so many bad things of United Airlines is the only Airlines that will fly pitbulls. I don't know what to do. Is this my only option? :"(
Posted on 2014-09-09 02:02:32.0
PetTravel
Jessica - Delta will not permit American Staffordshires as checked baggage, however, they will fly them as manifest cargo. Remember as well that, although unfortunate incidents do happen, millions of animals are transported each year safely. Nothing will replace one lost pet, but, oddly enough, risks are higher for pets traveling by ground. Hard to believe, but true.
Posted on 2014-09-10 03:41:53.0
derrick.poston.9
Just verified over the phone...and United no longer allows pets as checked bags on ANY flights. Just in cabin and PetSafe Cargo.
Posted on 2014-09-27 22:48:39.0
PetTravel
You are right; United stopped carrying pets as checked baggage a while back when they adopted Continental's PetSafe program when the two airlines merged in 2012.
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Posted on 2014-10-21 13:32:46.0
solange.eckmeyer
Hi, I am traveling with my pet in-cabin from the Netherlands to Chicago O'hare. How many days max should the health certificate be? 10 or 14 days max?
Posted on 2014-12-13 14:05:38.0
faith.bunch
Ive been looking on all kinds of sites making sure I can bring my puppy with me back home. As far as I know United only requires a health certificate for cargo pets. In-cabin pets are not required to have one :)
Posted on 2015-01-01 01:15:04.0
Kaitlynspice
What about in winter? Any restrictions?
Posted on 2015-01-05 02:29:58.0
PetTravel
Christine - temp cannot dip below 45 degrees F anywhere on the route else the airlines will refuse pets in cargo.
Posted on 2015-01-07 04:24:38.0
PetTravel
Solange - it is always a good idea to travel with a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel and proof of rabies vaccination although it is not required to enter the US from the Netherlands.
Posted on 2015-01-07 04:26:42.0
rosa.santana.9828456
I am planning to travel around jan 19 or the 20th from Chicago to Puerto Rico. I will be taking my yellow lab? Are there any restrictions I should know about? How do I go about transporting my dog with your airline?
Posted on 2015-01-09 01:28:27.0
laura.friant.3
Will be visiting Latvia with small chihuahua for six to eight weeks this summer and returning home to Oregon. What is best way to travel and will she be able to be in cabin with me? What forms do I need? Will she need blood tests?
Posted on 2015-01-09 04:25:45.0
PetTravel
Hi Rosa - we are not United Airlines. You will need to contact their PetSafe department for details on cost and reservations. The details for bringing your pet to Puerto Rico can be found here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/puertorico.cfm
Posted on 2015-01-12 00:00:36.0
PetTravel
Hi Laura - in order to take your Chi to Latvia from Oregon, you will need to have it microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order but same vet visit is fine) at least 21 days prior to entering the country. You will need an Annex IV form completed within 10 days of entry by a USDA accredited vet for endorsement by your State USDA office. You can find details and links to instructions and forms required here if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/latvia.cfm United does not permit pets to travel in the cabin on international flights of this length. You may want to check with Lufthansa, KLM, American or Air France if they fly the route.
Posted on 2015-01-12 00:04:40.0
PetTravel
PS No blood tests required. :o)
Posted on 2015-01-12 00:05:07.0
kerrie.strumolo
Trying to travel to Australia with a chihuahua. Can the dog travel as unaccompanied luggage and what are the costs?
Posted on 2015-01-12 00:51:30.0
PetTravel
Kerrie - pets can travel to Australia from approved countries unaccompanied. All pets must arrive as manifest cargo. You will need to contact the cargo department of an airline that flies the entire route most directly for the cost, but will mention that between the airline costs and fees for entering Australia, it is expensive. Not sure where you are traveling from, but it must be an approved country and you need to start 6 months in advance.
Posted on 2015-01-14 03:14:24.0
lesleyjong
My pup is is flying from San Antonio (60 degrees) to Boston ( 30 degrees) this Friday. My question is whether United/Petsafe has a cold weather restriction (on the phone they said they wouldn't) that would prevent him from flying. Thanks
Posted on 2015-01-14 18:23:40.0
Fabiolafeliz
I'm thinking of flying with my 2 year ol Alaskan malamute to Managua Nicaragua and would like to know what are the requirements to do so and also restrictions and cost??
Posted on 2015-01-15 03:59:10.0
diane.boudreau.739
We will be traveling to Hawaii with our 3 cats. Is it my understanding that they will not be able to be on board with us on the plane? Do they have to go in the pet cargo?
Posted on 2015-01-15 17:09:54.0
diane.boudreau.739
What is pet cargo like for an animal? Are they going to hear the sounds of the engines of the airplanes? I have been told that you cannot sedate your pets on flights? Is this a true statement?
Posted on 2015-01-15 17:14:22.0
PetTravel
Hi Karla - you can find requirements, instructions and forms for bringing your pups to Nicaragua here: http://www.pettravel.com/nicaragua.cfm Your pet must travel with proof of rabies vaccination and a vet certificate. You should get consulate endorsement if you are traveling to Nicaragua from the US or Canada. United will fly your pets in the cargo hold under their PetSafe Program. Be sure they don't require an agent to handle the transport. They do on many of their flights to Central and South America.
Posted on 2015-01-17 03:26:56.0
PetTravel
Diane - the airlines usually allow only one pet per carrier and one carrier per passenger. (some exceptions but not the norm) You can fly into Hawaii with your cats in the cabin if they have an in-cabin policy and if your cats conform to that policy. Try Alaska Air if they serve your route.
Posted on 2015-01-17 03:37:42.0
PetTravel
Lesley - United has a system in place to accommodate colder temperatures at Logan Airport.
Posted on 2015-01-17 03:38:31.0
PetTravel
Diane - many airlines forbid sedation, but not all. If your pet is particularly skiddish, hyper or frightened easily, then an herbal or very mild sedative may be recommended by your vet. Sedatives slow the breathing and can be harmful for pets at high altitudes. Generally, the rhythm of the engines will encourage them to sleep during the flight.
Posted on 2015-01-17 03:42:55.0
mayzie.roat
My dog is very aggressive with food and water as well as in a strict feeding schedule, how can I make sure he won't be fed or watered during our flight? (It's short)
Posted on 2015-01-26 09:36:50.0
PetTravel
Mayzie - if you have a layover during your flight, attendants are supposed to check to see if your pet has water. If you do not attach food to the crate, it will not be fed. Additionally, you can attach a funnel to the door just over the water bowl so attendants do not have to extend anything into the bowl. You can include instructions on the manifest that will be on the top of the crate.
Posted on 2015-01-27 03:33:20.0
Melindabell08
is a trickle dog crate airline approved for a pit bull
Posted on 2015-01-27 03:38:33.0
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