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  • Experience with Air France?

    Does anyone have experience with Air France?

    I intend to fly AF from Costa Rica (JSO) via CDG to TNR (Madagascar),
    if possible 2 medium-size dogs as excess luggage.
    If not possible the first leg plus check out/check in with an agent (cargo).

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    Re: Experience with Air France?

    Elfi - know that, to fly Air France, you should be prepared to provide all documentation required for your dogs to enter France. You will need to claim and recheck your dogs according to AF regulations. The titer test will be required when entering France from Costa Rica. https://www.pettravel.com/immigration/France.cfm.
    Susan

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    • #3
      Re: Experience with Air France?

      Thanks for your confirmation! After 3 months of researching this turned out to be the only solution. So I will make a titer test on both now and cancel all my reservations... Plan to fly in April/May 2019 then.

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        Re: Experience with Air France?

        Every airline has their 'transporting animals' rules on the website, you could directly reach the following site:
        https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/voyage-en-avion/preparation-voyage/animaux-avion.htm

        Some flat-faced (brachycephalic) dog breeds (such as Boxer and Boston Terrier) are not suitable for traveling in the cargo due to the risk of difficulty in breathing. If you have a flat-faced dog, I suggest you fly with your dog in the air cabin (for free), but it should be your emotional support animal. However, most of the airlines will limit the number of pets that a customer is allowed to carry. For example, Alaska states that A customer may travel with a maximum of two (2) pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. It's advisable to contact your airline to ensure this term. If both of your dogs can access, register them as ESA dogs asap.

        My friend registered his beloved pup and traveled together last month. He said he found a cheap and credible organization for certificating. He received a delicate card and a special certification. You could find more info at (supportdogcertification.org/esa)

        Good luck!

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        • #5
          Re: Experience with Air France?

          We would mention that an ESA certificate will not suffice for most if not all US-based airlines. Many of them require that their forms be filled out and submitted electronically to them at least 48 hours prior to deparrture. You can find ESA requirements for many major airlines here: https://www.pettravel.com/blog/index.php/emotional-support-service-animals-airline-policies-and-how-they-are-changing/
          Susan

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