Air Travel Policy Updates for Flying with Pets

Air Travel Policy Updates for Flying with Pets

Do you travel with your pet? Did you know that Airlines have changed their pet policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s why it’s more important than ever for travelers to understand what evolving airline policies mean for traveling safely with their pet. To help...
Michael’s Big Beagle Rescue

Michael’s Big Beagle Rescue

When the manager at the Fairfield, NJ airport where we keep the PTTR plane asked for help with a Beagle in need, Top Dog pilot Michael Schneider didn’t hesitate to help out. He quickly reached out to our friends at A New Chance in Bedford Hills, NY who agreed to...
Remember to Smile!

Remember to Smile!

Don’t forget to choose PTTR when you shop at Amazon! Just start at smile.amazon.com, log in, and choose Pilots To The Rescue as your charity of choice! New to Amazon Smile? It’s a great website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and...
Thanks to Woffle!

Thanks to Woffle!

Remember when Woffle pledged to donate a bed to PTTR for every bed purchased on Giving Tuesday and throughout the month of December? They came through for us and the pets we transport in a big way, even delivering the beds to our hanger in person! You can show your...
MAJOR AIRLINES Alaska Airlines – Pet in cabin – $100.00 USD each way Pet in baggage – $100.00 USD each way. Animal doesn’t have to be owned the traveler and can be a rescue pet. • The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item. • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. • Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned. • Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress. Brachycephalic or “short-nosed” dogs and cats are not accepted for travel in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines flights (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, or PenAir). Dogs: boston terrier, boxer (all breeds), bull dog (all breeds), bull terrier, brussels griffon, chow chow, english toy spaniel, japanese spaniel/japanese chin, mastiff (all breeds), pekingese, pit bull (all breeds), pug (all breeds), shih tzu, staffordshire terrier. Cats: Burmese, Exotic Shorthair, Himalayan, Persian. All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) must have a health certificate dated within 10 days of initial travel and 30 days of return travel, when the return flight is booked in the same record. Pets traveling on a return flight booked in a separate record are required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of that flight. A health certificate is not required for pets traveling in the cabin with their passenger; however, many states have specific importation health and vaccination requirements.
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