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quirion
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If you go the privately from Fla route I'd love to hear details on how that works out.
I have 2 dogs, 3 cats and a one eyed gold fish I need to get to St. Croix in about 2 years. We'd really like to make one trip.
How does one ship a goldfish? he's quite large now too. We brought him back from London in a thermos but that won't work anymore!

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Posted : May 8, 2012 7:56 pm
blu4u
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Swap one of the cats for a another goldfish and hire Noah. (joke!!)

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Posted : May 8, 2012 8:00 pm
jostvandog
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The Delta will be a CRJ for a while into STX. Most airlines rule for a dog is he or she must be able to "stand and turn around" in a kennel to be acceptable. Maybe Delta from ATL to STT (a 757) and charter a plane for the short hop or Seaborne. Delta also flies a 767 from ATL to Puerto Rico. Then Seaborne it over

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Posted : May 9, 2012 9:24 pm
Bill L.
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Then Seaborne "IT" over????

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Posted : May 10, 2012 12:42 am
kass
 kass
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If you go the privately from Fla route I'd love to hear details on how that works out.

We're planning our move in November. I'll report back as soon as I get online after we land. 😎

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Topic starter Posted : May 10, 2012 1:39 pm
Luckymama13
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I moved on Island March 26 2012. I flew American with my two dogs. One is a Chesapeake and he weighs in at 90lbs. He is incredibly tall and i was worried that AA would not accept him at the counter as you are. He fit in the 500 crate, could turn around and lie down. However his back touched the top when standing. According to them this will not do.

I couldn't leave him, and I couldn't afford the "private jet" option. So I crossed my fingers and had him loose about 6lbs so that we were well within the 100lb limit. Went to airport terrified that my best friend was not getting on the plane with me.

At was a cake walk, they hardly looked at him. In crate weight was 98.9lb. He is well mannered and calm so he just laid there. TSA required me to get him out, and then put him back. He got in, turned around, and laid down.

They said nothing and we all arrived safe and sound. Hope this helps...at least you know I made it 🙂

Good luck, and Gunner and Zip look forward to meeting you all at the beach at some point!!

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Posted : May 11, 2012 4:43 am
Jamison
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welcome to island luckymama13. that's a relieving story.

if anybody shows up with a large dog carrier they'd like to sell or loan out, I'd be interested.

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Posted : May 11, 2012 10:53 am
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