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Flying a pet through from Miami to San Juan to Stx

 
tommy b
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I have been reading and researching a lot on flying a pet and found a lot of helpful things on this website as well as others. But everyone I speak to about flying a pet from MIA to STX says do a direct flight, just to save the hardships on your pet, which I agree with very much. But if I were to connect in San Juan I would be saving a lot of hardships on my wallet. Anyone ever connected in San Juan while flying with your pet as checked baggage? Please let me know any stories will help, thanks a lot!

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Topic starter Posted : August 9, 2011 3:45 pm
Juanita
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https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,163218,163227#msg-163227

Hope the link works. First time I've tried to do that....anyway...this thread just a couple of weeks ago pretty much sums it up about flying with a dog through SJU in the summer months.

The dog in question there was a pittbull, so could be a problem anytime. What's your dog?

Even trying to catch a really early or really late flight won't work on a SJU connect. The temp has to be below 85 at origination location, final destination and every stop in between.

Sorry...it can't be done without spending some bucks. There are way, for instance, spend the night in SJU ($$), fly Continental ($$), private plane ($$$$$). Just can't get the good American connecting fare. BTW, the direct Miami/STX is often as low, or lower, than some of the connections. BUT....if flying anytime soon, it will be over 85 degrees, both in Miami and here.

Wish I could offer some better news. It would be a big help to a lot of people, including myself.

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Posted : August 9, 2011 4:32 pm
tommy b
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We won't be flying until December, and we are set on a direct flight just so there are no problems, but I was just wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences! Our dog is a yellow lab, he's the man!

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Topic starter Posted : August 9, 2011 5:09 pm
Juanita
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Well, that was sure a case of giving more info than you asked for, huh? LOL

December should be great. I think Labs travel well, don't they?

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Posted : August 9, 2011 5:20 pm
SkysTheLimit
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I flew a dog through San Juan about 9 yrs ago. If I hadn't pitched a fit they were about to fly me to STX without him. Talk about lost luggage. ARG!

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Posted : August 9, 2011 5:50 pm
tommy b
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See that's what I did not want to hear! I'm super scared to lose him somehow in the connecting flight, thanks for letting me know though.

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Topic starter Posted : August 9, 2011 7:28 pm
Juanita
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I guess I confuse easily.:S Didn't you just say your are taking the direct? Nothing to be scared about.

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Posted : August 9, 2011 8:13 pm
LuckyGirl56
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tommy b: Be sure on each leg of your flight to talk to the first flight attendant at the door of the plane as soon as you set foot on the plane.... Introduce yourself and give your seat # and let him or her know you are flying with a "checked dog". Ask them kindly to please verify with the captain, before the flight leaves the gate, that your pet is INDEED on the plane. They will check with the captain to verify that the dog has been loaded on board and let you know. Definitely "peace of mind" knowing your beloved pet is on the plane with you.

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Posted : August 10, 2011 1:11 am
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