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speee1dy
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July 31, 2011 2:16 pm  

crhs there are times i wish we had air, especially at night in the summer. we have ceiling fans and stand up fans. now that i finally got smart and put a fan next to my head, it is much better. i also love the smell of things dried outside-reminds me of my grandmother.

skythelimit-i liked your post 🙂


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crhs78
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July 31, 2011 2:25 pm  

crhs there are times i wish we had air, especially at night in the summer. we have ceiling fans and stand up fans. now that i finally got smart and put a fan next to my head, it is much better. i also love the smell of things dried outside-reminds me of my grandmother.

skythelimit-i liked your post 🙂

roght now in pittsburgh the humidity is so think you can cut it with a knife...i would rather use a fan because it saves on electricity


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Lizard
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July 31, 2011 3:24 pm  

speedy.
get yourself a portable AC. they work great and can be moved from room to room. Close the Bedroom door and the energy efficient unit will keep you cool. www.lgappliances.com.


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July 31, 2011 8:45 pm  

There is a list of dogs insurance brokers go by concerning what dogs will be allowed to be covered under your insurance or not. Pit bulls being one of them. Doesn't matter how well-trained and nice your dog is, if it on that list, not covered. This includes renter's insurance.
There are some breeds I never even heard of, when my broker named a few.


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Hiya!
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July 31, 2011 9:29 pm  

I don't think any home owners or rental insurance will cover any type of dog at all in the VIs. Or I have not found any that would. Just another good reason to have a fence. Good fences make good neighbors. We even put it in our lease agreement that renters must keep the fenced closed at all times.


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jbatl
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August 1, 2011 12:20 am  

This thread is a bit absurd.

That said, as someone who WILL be relocating to STX in the next two months and without relying (completely) on answers from a message board, I would offer the following ...

- Have six months of living expennses SAVED before you come. If you don't, you're probably not ready. If you have debt that you are trying to hide from, I recommend finding a VERY good lawyer (yes, there are excellent lawyers in USVI).

- Do a pre-move-visit, or PMV. Again, you're not serious about moving here if you don't. And, if your employer wants you that much, they will encourage you to do so.

- As for your pet, please do not trust ANY commercial airline to transport him/her. We're planning to live in STX for 6-12 months before we bring our dog and I am almost certain we will try to work a deal on a private plane from MIA. Just Google commercial airlines and pets and what you will find will NOT make you happy.


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Hiya!
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August 1, 2011 3:27 pm  

That said, as someone who WILL be relocating to STX in the next two months and without relying (completely) on answers from a message board, I would offer the following ...

What do you mean without relying on answers from a message board, You Are answering on a message board. Just struck me as funny. But this board even with all it's bickering is the best site for information. Wish it had been around when I came.

I understand your concern for your pets. I came with three dogs and two cats. It can be done well, you just have to plan. It absolutely can be done on a commercial airline as many here have done the same thing. Right now it's a heat embargo, it's too hot to transport the pet. But during the winter here it's actually pretty chilly (especially at night) and if you get your pet to Miami it's only a 2 1/2 flight, nothing that is going to traumatize or hurt your pet. Also if you live far away like we did when we came from LA area we did two separate night flights. One to break it up and two it's always much cooler at night. Everyone did really really well, even the cats.

Also someone else suggested Continental because they have air conditioned cargo. It can be done with out costing you a small fortune and most private planes will cost that, especially one from Miami.


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August 1, 2011 4:02 pm  

I worked for 4 airlines as a manager for over 30 years and let me tell you it is safe to send your pets. That is the area I "directly" managed. In all my years I NEVER dealt with any injuries or deaths of pets. I can recall only 3 deaths which were all later determined to be either natural or the pet had an un diagnosed heart condition. "Yes we paid for an autopsy."

First to the comment on Continental because they have air conditioned cargo. Every airline and "virtual" every large commercial aircraft have multiple compartments. At least one of which has air conditioning. The reason for the airlines not allowing many pets to fly in high heat has nothing to do with the aircraft itself. It is usually because the holding areas on the "ramp" and "baggage" areas ARE SO HOT that even in milder temperatures they can be too hot for any pet. So it's not the plane. It's how long between flights on a connecting flight that I would be most worried about. Even 5 or 10 minutes on the ramp in 80 degree heat, the ramp temperature is usually over 130 degrees due to sun reflection and the heat being generated from other equipment on the ramp. The aircrafts "APU" the support trucks, etc... it gets very very hot even in milder 60 degree temperatures. Next time you see an aircraft ramp worker tell them thank you for there hard work!!!!

So as the other poster stated, flying at night is best. And if you connect flights on a long day, spend the night then connect the next evening if at all possible. The pet deaths I am aware of on other carriers was all heat related from being "ON THE GROUND" not in the cargo hold.

I am a pet lover and would not steer you wrong. I am also a pilot, not for the airlines, but privately and again like the other poster stated, it would cost several thousand dollars to bring a pet down on a private plane, even a small one. So Just be patient and plan moving your pet carefully on an airline and you will be okay. Just not the hottest part of the year.

Also don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions of the airline. Obviously some are better than others, and more accurately, some "Airline" employees are more helpful and thoughtful than others. That has more to do with it than the airline itself. As we all know it's the "people" not the company that make it better than their competition.

Good luck


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sunny95
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August 1, 2011 4:53 pm  

Hello,
I haven't taken the time to read through all the responses, so someone may have already made this recommendation to contact a pet carrier such as Pet Relocation. Google them & call today. They are very helpful. You may need to leave your pup behind with and friend or family until the arrangements are made but this is the company I've contacted and have chosen to use. They are very help. Best of luck.


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jbatl
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August 1, 2011 5:10 pm  

That said, as someone who WILL be relocating to STX in the next two months and without relying (completely) on answers from a message board, I would offer the following ...

What do you mean without relying on answers from a message board, You Are answering on a message board. Just struck me as funny. But this board even with all it's bickering is the best site for information. Wish it had been around when I came.

I think you're mis-reading me, and perhaps I could have been more clear. I often see OPs on this board that go something like: I'm thinking about moving to (island) in (number) weeks. Can you tell me everything I need to know?

Just encouraging people to sit back and read and use search. Probably could have said it better.

It can be done with out costing you a small fortune and most private planes will cost that, especially one from Miami.

I can't find the link right now, but there is a private service out of South Florida that will attempt to place you on an 'extra' or 'orphan' leg to the islands. Price is right about the same as a first class commercial ticket plus pet fee.


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