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Are airlines personnel asking to see your Pet's ticket before boarding plane?

Are airlines personnel asking to see your Pet's ticket before boarding plane?

Jun 28th, 2002, 05:13 PM
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Are airlines personnel asking to see your Pet's ticket before boarding plane?

We always take our tiny Yorkie in his flight bag on AA flights to LA. but we usually don't bother with mentioning it or standing in line to get a "ticket" for him.
Are they stricter now? Has anyone flown on AA w/pet in bag lately and do they has for pet ticket?
Jun 28th, 2002, 05:41 PM
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I'm almost positive that AA has a toll free customer service number. Just a thought.
Jun 29th, 2002, 02:23 AM
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As a travel agent, I don't see how you have been getting away with not having a ticket for your dog. Most airlines will only allow one or two pets per flight and usually you do have to pay a fee to allow your pet to travel with you. Some airlines don't even allow pets to travel in the cabin(although I would never want to put one in cargo).
Jun 29th, 2002, 04:37 AM
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You are taking a big risk by not having reserved space in the cabin for your Yorkie. Most airlines require you have a reservation for him (even those that do permit pets in the cabin usually limit it to just a couple of pets TOTAL for the entire cabin--if someone else has made a cabin reservation for their pets, you would be out of luck). You should also bring a certificate of health from your vet (the certificate must be less than 30 days old).
Jun 29th, 2002, 11:26 AM
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I'm actually amazed that airlines allow pets in the cabin at all, given the number of people allergic to animals. When peanut allergies were brought to the public's attention, airlines were quick to withdraw peanuts, even though they could be avoided by those who are allergic. Not so with pets.
I think, out of consideration for other passengers (who are, believe it or not, more important than animals), gfw should refrain from bringing his (her?) pet into the cabin.
And while I'm on the subject, would those women who feel the necessity to splash themselves from head-to-toe with perfume please take a bath instead?
By the way, I don't have any allergies that I'm aware of, but my wife does, and I know whereof I speak.
Jun 29th, 2002, 12:51 PM
What's up
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Les, for people who have an allergy to peanuts it is LIFE THREATENING! Not the same as pets.

gfw, you are an idiot. Call the airline.
Jun 29th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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My Yorkie always gets a ticket ($80.00 each way on Continental) He has travel over 10 RT & we were only asked for his boarding pass once. I am always tempted to try to sneak him on & act stupid if caught, but have never done it.
I also get the health cet $62.00 & have never been asked for it.
Since he is my carry on & sits under the seat in front of me I do resent the
high price
Jun 29th, 2002, 07:43 PM
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Right you are, What's up. Peanut allergies can be life threatening, but peanuts can be avoided. A pet in the seat next to you can't.
Jun 29th, 2002, 09:00 PM
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I rather have a pet in the seat next to me than that loser Les here.

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