flying with small dog
Cats are treated as small dogs & can be carried on.
Make sure you call the airline prior to leaving & inform them you will be traveliing with a cat . See if you can get a confirmation # for your kitty & have all the required health records ready.
@ lucusandlauten, Hello, good evening. How did it go traveling with your IG? My husband and I have two, one male, one female, we call them "biggies" because they are larger than average. We are in the research phase of planning our move, waiting on my husbands employer to provide more information. Did your IG adapt well to the island? I like go hear more about your moving experience, if you don't mind sharing.
In January, I flew to STX via American. The ticket agents asked for and looked closely at my Chihuahua's health certificate. They also weighed her in the kennel to make sure she met the weight restrictions. When I left the island in May, I was again required to get a new health certificate (less than 10 days old) and Cape Air did ask for it.
Make sure she is used to her carrier. I started Lily out with treats and food placed in the front. After a few days I would move it back some and after a week or so, she would go into the carrier and lay down whenever she wanted a treat. Now, I leave it out and she likes to hang out inside, its become her personal den.
Dont book your tickets until you know for sure that you can get your dog on the plane. I learned that the hard way! Had to pay the change of ticket fee several times b/c there was either already 2 animals on the flight or the temp restrictions were already in place. Also, try to fly the same airlines all the way to the island. If you switch airlines (different leg of your journey) the new airlines will charge you again. For instance, I was flying from STX to Chicago. I had to pay Cape Air to get to Puerto Rico then pay Delta to fly her from Puerto Rico to Atlanta and on to Chicago. That can be quite the shock if your not expecting it.