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Old 12-26-2020, 04:28 PM
 
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Has anyone had recent experience flying with a dog in the cabin? I have a pug/beagle mix that can't go cargo and I honestly don't think he's going to fit in the largest pet carrier allowed per each airline. I'm hoping to buy an extra seat, and with COVID restrictions, have an entire row to myself.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-26-2020, 04:36 PM
 
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Drive. Call the airlines, & see if they will allow that, I have my doubts.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:02 PM
 
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Why would you post that question here??? Call the airline.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:13 PM
 
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Has anyone had recent experience flying with a dog in the cabin? I have a pug/beagle mix that can't go cargo and I honestly don't think he's going to fit in the largest pet carrier allowed per each airline. I'm hoping to buy an extra seat, and with COVID restrictions, have an entire row to myself.

Any thoughts?
https://www.alaskaair.com/content/tr...ling-with-pets

https://www.delta.com/us/en/pet-travel/overview

There. Did some of your work for you. If you have further questions call the reservations agent. You'll need to talk to them to make reservations for your pet anyway. If your pet won't fit in their approved carrier and he can't go as checked cargo, he's not going to fly with you. You'll need to consider other alternatives.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:35 PM
 
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Has anyone had recent experience flying with a dog in the cabin? I have a pug/beagle mix that can't go cargo and I honestly don't think he's going to fit in the largest pet carrier allowed per each airline. I'm hoping to buy an extra seat, and with COVID restrictions, have an entire row to myself.

Any thoughts?
I've done probably 50+ trips with dogs in cabin and in cargo. Most flights are to and from CA and HI so the rabies thing adds a twist. Where are you planning to go to and from. That will make a difference. Customer assistance can be helpful but it helps to know the generic policy because sometimes they can go off track.

Best to book early because the number is limited.
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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I was a flight attendant for 35 years. The dog must fit comfortably in the carrier and it must fit under the seat. The only exception is for emotional support dogs, but those rules have changed since I retired. Because a pug has breathing issues, he should not go in cargo. Many airlines won’t accept a pug breed for that reason.
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:49 PM
 
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I flew my dog using Delta Dash, pets are loaded into cargo last, and are first to deplane. I felt confident using Delta. Prudence, my Maltese looked no worse for wear when she arrived.
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Old 12-29-2020, 02:07 PM
 
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Alaska Airlines just banned so-called "emotional support" animals on all fights- hopefully ALL of the airlines follow suit since the abuse is rampant. If you can't fly without a "support animal" you have other major issues to deal with.

Yours should still be able to travel but not sure about size restrictions etc...I'd also call the airline.
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Old 12-29-2020, 02:38 PM
 
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Alaska Airlines just banned so-called "emotional support" animals on all fights- hopefully ALL of the airlines follow suit since the abuse is rampant. If you can't fly without a "support animal" you have other major issues to deal with.

Yours should still be able to travel but not sure about size restrictions etc...I'd also call the airline.
There was a French bulldog that died on United, and since that incident, the flat nosed breeds are not allowed to fly on United, unless that changed again.
https://boogiethepug.com/can-pugs-fl...anes-and-pugs/

I personally would never put my dog in cargo.

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Old 12-29-2020, 04:48 PM
 
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You can't buy a seat for a pet on an airline. As far as I know, all airlines have that policy, but I know Delta did as of about two years ago because I asked.
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