Here is a great article by Nathan Bernardo on traveling on a plane with your pet.
We decided to take a trip to San Diego leaving the cold weather to enjoy the California sun. We thought about leaving our 1 year old Jack Russell/ Dachshund with some family members but we knew we’d miss her too much. Besides, she’s part of our family now.
We began doing some research and were pleased to learn that Jet Blue Airways allows your small dog to travel in-cabin with you. We booked all 3 of our tickets and began preparing. We read Jet Blue Airways –JetPaws Travel Guide and here’s what we found.
-Dog’s have to remain in an approved pet carrier of a small size. (17″L x 12.5″W x 8.5″H)
-The combined weight of your dog and carrier should not exceed 20 lbs.
-There’s nonrefundable pet fee of $100 each way.
-Dog license, identification and tags
You should choose a good pet carrier.
The size of your carrier is the most important part. The airline requires a certain size; it needs to fit under the seat in front of you. Some carriers expand to ensure their flying experience is most comfortable. You can also look for carriers with a mesh or zipper feature so they can see or stick their heads out. Here are some airline approved pet carriersto choose from.
Vaccinations should be up to date.
Be sure to research your destination and comply with their vaccination requirements. Then, gather all your dog’s records and their license into a folder and be sure to have this readily available in case of any unforeseen problems.
Helpful Packing List:
Your dog should wear her collar the entire time with ID tags
Keep her leash close by
Snacks (for on the plane)
Food (for a meal or two, just in case you don’t stop right away)
Benadryl (You should talk to your veterinarian about this option)
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