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    Hello I am new here and I have a couple of general pet travel questions.

    Is an 8 hour flight too long for an adult dachshund? Should I get connecting flights with a long layover? I would be traveling between NYC and Seattle and I am assuming she will be travelling in the cabin with me. I have never traveled with a pet before so any help is appreciated.

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    Re: Hello I am new here and I have a couple of general pet travel questions.

    RIwittng - eight hours is a long time for any animal to lay still unless they are experienced in this or have a laid-back personality. Unless your Dachshund is a documented emotional support animal, it will need to fly in an airline-compliant pet carrier like these: https://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-carriers/. Either way, it should be acclimated to small surroundings and also to other people. Certainly, flying your pet in the cabin is preferred and acclimating to a carrier is a must. If you feel your dog will be restless, then an all natural calmer may be helpful. https://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-calmers/. Here are some tips on flying your pet in the cabin that may be helpful to you: https://www.pettravel.com/news-airline-pet-travel.cfm.
    Susan

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    Re: Hello I am new here and I have a couple of general pet travel questions.

    What would you say is the maximum flight time for a dog in cabin?

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    Re: Hello I am new here and I have a couple of general pet travel questions.

    According to Animal Welfare Regulations for the US, the length of time that pets should fly in the cabin is 8 hours. Foreign-flagged airlines are not subject to these regulations.
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    Re: Hello I am new here and I have a couple of general pet travel questions.

    He will be far safer in a rigid, IATA compliant travel crate and transported in the hold of the aircraft. Eight hours is far too long for him to be squashed in a small travel bag.

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