HELP! Getting 40# dog Stateside. Delta has embargo since last April.
We've been lucky.
I wouldn't put us thru this if I could avoid it.
Everyone I've encountered when traveling with Hershey has been extremely nice. From the porters upon arrival at airport and checking in, thru Customs and security. I've asked the captains on our flights to inform me when she's boarded which they always do, plus I always try to arrange for my seating so that I can view her being boarded. I've seen thru the window how nicely she's been handled by ground crew and carefully loaded. I've seen the ground crew talking to her and giving her a scritch thru her kennel door.
She's last on and first off. She's a good traveler. Never messed her kennel tho our travel time with connecting Boeing flts. are very long. Between leaving home in one place and getting home to the other can be 12 - 14 hours. I don't like having to have her travel in such a noisy, cold environment. I put 2 soft non skid rugs on the kennel floor so she has some warmth, doesn't skid or slide around on the hard, cold plastic floor. Neither of us enjoy traveling but until there are teleportation devices and the necessity for my having to get back and forth, this is it!
I'd love to have another affordable option but neither do I want to board her for the length of time I need to be back on island.
We'll see what next year brings.
It's difficult and challenging traveling with large dogs.
A mix of thing such as;
Dogs that have flown to Hawaii haven't made it upon arrival..
Dogs often get "lost" when flying connections..
Dogs can get left on the tarmac for a long term and this can become problematic when you consider Miami heat, humidity etc....
I worry every trip we have to make.
I always ask the pilot to notify me when Hershey gets boarded especially if I cannot see luggage compartment being loaded from my seat.
Try Dog Transport off St. Croix. They have a Facebook page - they helped us and may be able to help you.