Checking out, need tips and advice.
Yeah I don't know why she told me I couldn't take a pet on US Air. Either the rules have changed or she didn't get an update. But either way I got the Delta flight lined up so I should be good, and I am visiting Dr. Moore again on the 26th so Dude will be certified.
Where is Superior Pet Supply. I have been to Kmart plenty of times and no pet carriers there.
I wish I could park the car some place high profile but it's the only one I got so I can't leave it somewhere or else I can't get anything else done. Posting it in the trader this week, hopefully that will help.
Less then 30 to go.
You might ask at Kmart. Sometimes just because you don't see it, doesn't mean they don't have it. Maybe they have them in the luggage area rather than the pet aisle?? Just a thought. I know they usually have them at the Kmart on STX. BTW, Superior Pet is on St. Croix.
Perhaps the person that loaned you the carrier the first time would let you take it, if you made her a big promise to send it back (and maybe a deposit?).
I think either the rep you spoke with was dead wrong or your flight was through a U.S. Airways codeshare partner that has a different policy. If they charged you anything to refund your ticket because of her misinformation, I hope you get it back! That said, Delta is my preferred carrier, especially with an animal. Good luck!
Oh I never made the reservation with US Air, I just called to make sure this was an option first. And yeah it was a United flight operated by US Air.
I'll go check out How bout your pet today.
Bombi, bless your heart I don't think you know what STT means cause you're still telling me STX information.
United still allows pets on its flights, though -- wonder if there was a puddlejumper leg where no carry-on pets would fit in the cabin. Just don't want anyone browsing here to get the wrong impression... Glad it is working out!
RE: carrier, what about calling the shelter and ask where they get theirs? They might even be willing to sell you one.
Okay more questions time.
1) I am still having trouble finding a pet container for Dude. Kmart is a no, How Bout Your Pet a no, Market Square pet has containers for enormous dogs, but no Dude sized containers. I need to find one that's slightly bigger than a cat sized carrier. Any clue where I might find one or if someone out there would be willing to sell one.
2) I have an account with First Bank but also have a state side bank account. I need to know (if you know) how to properly cancel out the bank account here and get my money. Should I wire it, or get all my checking account in a cashier's check? I have never actually closed out of a bank before thus my confusion.
I know when i left Grand Cayman years ago I never opened a bank account there, just cashed my checks and held on to the money. I turned all my savings there into a cashiers check and deposited it in the home account and it took 10 days to clear. Assuming I make enough cash from selling the things in my apartment I won't mind the cashier's check taking a while to clear. My folks can always help me at first and I can give it back to them once the check is cleared. So I do think the cashier's check is the way to go.
I had once heard a stupid story about how someone tried to clear out there account here and were told they had to cancel there account first. And then once they canceled their account they were told they could not be helped because they no longer had an account. This could have been exaggerated and I never heard how it was resolved, but man I don't want to have to deal with something like that.
Cory if your bank here offers online banking, set yourself up as a payee and type "deposit to acct. # XXXX" (of your stateside bank) in the memo field and pay yourself via ACH. It's literally that easy. Once you've completed the transaction, you can visit the local branch here to close your account. No fees and, in theory, no hassles. Good luck!
Okay, I am leaving next Tuesday. I am heading to the vet to get Dude checked out on Thursday so I can have his certificate ready to go. I also have his correct size carrier for the plane.
Can anyone walk me through step by step what I need to do in order to get Dude taken care of next Tuesday. Delta mentioned something about being able to provide him food and water without opening the door, however I don't know how to bring water with me without it getting snagged for being over 3 oz. I don't know how you would give him food other than to pull out handfuls and somehow sprinkle into the cage door.
Also have any of you ever been able to keep your dog in the waiting area (in the box of course) before time to board the plane? I just hate the idea of him sitting out there on the tarmac by himself with all the noise and the heat and such.
By the way I still have some things for sale and need to move them so that I can clean out my apartment. I will be fixing up my list on the classified section later on this morning. Please take another look and see if you might find something you like.
I was the programmer and morning show host for 96.1 Pirate Radio, and was very proud of the work I did for it from August 2007 when it signed back from the Mongoose, till October 2009 when management decided to change it to the new Hitz 96. I kind of had a feeling I would be let go after the change over and it was a given when they decided to let the programmer for both 105 Jamz and Kiss 101.3 have a say in how the music was designed.
So while my salary was cut for budget reasons after being a one man show at Pirate for a little over two years (literally, as most of the other talent you heard were automated). What do you do? Radio is a fickle business, even more so down here (I worked for the Buzz when I first got here too). I also worked for Pistarckle for about a year. Both the theater and the AMG were contract jobs meaning I had to deal with my own taxes. Something that will haunt me for quite a while. I don't suggest ever taking a contract job unless you're really really good at taxes.
I frequently traveled back and forth to the VI with a cat in-cabin, so I don't have much advice regarding a dog that you have to check. In the pre-liquid-ban days, I used to freeze water in a small bowl with a lid, so it would last. Typically, some of the larger carriers have plastic dishes that snap onto the wire door. You could try freezing water in the dish ahead of time. I've also heard it recommended that NO food and water be given while in transit because ... you know ... what goes in must come out. I guess it depends on how long your dog will be travelling before you have access to him again. If you did want to provide something to the airline/handler, I would freeze water in a spill-proof container, and provide a small amount of dry food, also in a sealed container.
A friend who no longer lives down here traveled back to the States on a couple of occasions with their large, yellow lab. Their best advice vis-a-vis what to do at the airport, was to: (1) SPEAK DIRECTLY to the porter or handler who will be transporting the dog from check-in to the plane (usually on a rolling cart), and (2) TIP HIM WELL! Seriously, I cannot stress that last part enough. Bring an extra $20 or $30 bucks and ask him to look after Dude and make sure he stays hydrated and in the shade before loaded on the plane.
I would also make sure that his carrier is clearly labeled in large letters (and preferably laminated -- you can just use strips of clear packing tape -- so that the label doesn't run if gotten wet) with Dude's name, your name, your contact info (phone, address, email), and a statement: PLEASE DO NOT FEED ME. If you've got the time and resources, I would make sure the label also has a picture of Dude, so that it's clear to whomever is handling his carrier that they've got the right animal in the right carrier.
Best of luck to you.
@Scremped . I had a feeling you might have been in radio. Was Jonathan Cohen the owner? If so how did you like him as owner? A very very close relative has been in radio for many years in the states and to me it's a very crazy dog eat dog business. Like you say you can do everything right but they make a change just to make a change. Hang in there !!!(tu)