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Don1923
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April 21, 2016 8:41 pm  

Normally I would jump on any conversation about ESD's. BUT I'm just not in the mood to argue today.

To give some advice to the original poster,
I really is a bad idea to ship a dog in 5he heat. I am also a breeder and trainer. I won't ship a dog in the heat unless the animal can ride in the cabin.

That being said. I have a support dog and he's 100 lbs. He is either in the cabin or were both in the cargo area together.

Bucking the system is what America is about. I spoke to a Dr in St. Croix. She certified her dog in order to bring it with her.

That seems risky if the dog gets anxious and is really not trained. You can only give a dog so many valiums. Lol

You have a right to freedom and the pursuit of happiness. I know what you want to do and you'll probably get away with it. But if the dog snaps, you may as well jump out while the plane is in the air. Everyone will sue for some type of stress or discomfort.

At least a therapy dog has a signature of someone other than you.

I can certify the dog. But I would have to train it first. For that same money you can buy it a first class ticket 10 times. Lol.

Risk VS Reward
Is it worth the risk? Maybe. But probably not.
Just my 2 cents. No need to reply to argue. Just not feeling it today. 😎


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Alana33
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April 22, 2016 5:07 pm  

I've been looking at various airlines for info on traveling with multiple dogs.

I can travel, alone, with 2 on American but haven't found info on traveling with 3 as yet. 2 would have to go cargo but Rascal is only 12 lbs. so could travel in cabin.

Anyone ever travel with multiple pets as a single person?


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April 22, 2016 5:26 pm  

I've travelled with 4 animals on American as a single person (4 years ago). From STX to Washington DC I think. Was for Pets for Paradise. Accompanied one larger dog in a crate in cargo, 2 puppies (siblings) in a crate in cargo, and one carry-on puppy under the seat.


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Alana33
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April 22, 2016 5:28 pm  

Thank you.
Gives me hope.


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OldTart
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April 22, 2016 5:29 pm  

Once you have your travel dates you really have to check with the airline(s) directly as their policies change.


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Alana33
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April 22, 2016 5:38 pm  

Yes, I realize that as I've been looking over various airline pet travel info.
Can't plan way in advance and you have to contact them 48 hours prior to departure.
Here's a link for American:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/specialAssistance/pets.jsp


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Alana33
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April 22, 2016 5:58 pm  

I came across this site, pettravel.com

So I wrote them with my inquiry.

On 4/22/2016 1:45 PM, Alana Mawson wrote:
> I live in St. Thomas, U.S., Virgin Islands.
> I plan on relocating to Florida next year.
> I have 3 dogs. 80lbs., 55lbs. and 15 lbs.
>
> My question is will American, Jet Blue or Spirit allow me to travel with 3 dogs by myself?
>
> The 15 lb. one could travel in the cabin with me and the other 2 would have to travel in cargo.
>
>
> Thank you,

I just received the reply.
Hope info helps others.

Hi Alana,

Out of the three, American is your only choice, but, you'll need to
confirm with them for route restrictions:

In cabin, checked baggage and cargo, certain flights:
http://www.pettravel.com/airline_pet_rules/american.cfm

Jet Blue....in cabin only:
http://www.pettravel.com/airline_pet_rules/jetblue.cfm

Spririt....in cabin only:
http://www.pettravel.com/airline_pet_rules/spirit.cfm

Information, documents and instructions:

http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/unitedstates.cfm
http://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-passport-united-states/

You can use this link to view other airline policies:
http://www.pettravel.com/airline_rules.cfm

Hope that this helps,

Phil


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April 22, 2016 6:29 pm  

Emotional support or psychiatric service animals
To travel with an emotional support or psychiatric service animal in the cabin you must provide supporting documentation dated within 1 year of your scheduled flight. It must be from a licensed mental health professional or a medical doctor and state:

That you have a mental or emotional disability recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM IV)
That you need the emotional support or psychiatric service animal as an accommodation for air travel and/or for activity at your destination
That the individual providing the assessment is a licensed mental health professional or medical doctor, and you are under his or her professional care
The date and type of the mental health professional or medical doctor's license and the state or other jurisdiction where it was issued
If we’re unable to validate your documentation or if you didn’t notify us at least 48 hours before your flight, the animal may need to be checked and travel in a kennel.

There's some other info on this link:
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInformation/specialAssistance/serviceAnimals.jsp


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OldTart
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April 22, 2016 6:51 pm  

Alana, that info was already given earlier via a pettravel link.


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Alana33
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April 22, 2016 7:48 pm  

Oh well...


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Gator's Mom
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April 23, 2016 11:34 am  

If we all could put our heads together - and then our pets together - it might be feasible to air charter. I'll be bringing 5 small pets (about 90 lbs worth) to the VI sometime after September 1. My time frame is flexible but thinking maybe October or November since that would get us through the worst of hurricane season.

Some of us fly down from Florida, while others fly return to Florida.

I don't think it matters which island the jet lands on.


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Alana33
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April 23, 2016 11:52 am  

I'm not going anywhere until next April.


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Scubamom
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May 17, 2016 5:59 pm  

I just posted a new thread, then saw yours. We need to bring our 2 dogs down to STX from south FL sometime after July 1. We would prefer earlier than October, but would be willing to compromise. We need 3 seats on the plane. What airline were you looking at?


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May 18, 2016 3:02 am  

I have sailed all over the Caribbean, the East Coast of USA, to Canada multiple times and through the Panama Canal twice with a 60 lb. dog aboard with VERY few problems or limitations - a 60' schooner and a 50' motorsailer. Slower than airplanes but much more comfortable for me and the dog.


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