Pet Travel: How to Clear Airport Security with a Pet

You and your pet are traveling in the cabin of an airplane together. You have checked in at the reservation desk, your pet is lying down in their airline compliant pet carrier, you have tickets and possessions in hand. Everything is going according to plan. You proceed to the TSA security checkpoint. As you wait in the line, you wonder – what is coming next? How will TSA officials deal with your furry traveling companion?

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Senators Request Change in Reporting Airline Pet Cargo Incidents

It appears that the deaths of seven puppies in the cargo hold of an American Airlines jet earlier this month has incited a request from 3 senators to refind the word “animal” to include commercially bred and show dogs. Airline pet cargo safety records need to be more accurate so that pet travelers can make wise decisions regarding their pets airline cargo travel for their pets.

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New! Pet Travel Forum – everything about traveling with a pet. We need to hear from you!

We have recently launched Pet Travel’s forum, and we want you to be a part of it. Have you traveled with your pet recently? Our visitors would love to hear about your experiences. Help us make this a premier resource for people traveling worldwide with pets.

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Pet Travel to Europe – changes in requirements

Starting in July, 2011, all EU countries will require that your pet have a microchip and all documentation supporting the microchip number to permit entry. Some EU countries will accept all major brands of microchips and others will only accept the 15 digit ISO microchips.

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Airline Pet Travel in the Cabin

Airline pet travel in the cabin of the aircraft does not have to be stressful if you follow some simple rules. Make sure that your pet does not exceed the limits for in cabin travel. Make a reservation. Choose an airline compliant carrier. Get your pet a check up. Keep your pet in their carrier. These simple rules and a few more can make for a safe and comfortable trip in the cabin of an airplane.

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Traveling with a Comfort Animal

It used to be hit or miss as to whether your pet could travel in the cabin with you as a Comfort Animal. These animals have never been given the status of Service Animals until now. Many signature airlines have signed a letter from the Department of Transportation that will allow Comfort Animals to travel in the cabin with their owners with authorization from a medical professional.

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