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    Anyone bring their pup home as carry on?
    Any pitfalls?

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    I have done it. The only real pitfall is that you want to tell the airline in advance that you are doing so. Most limit the number on any given flight.

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    Thanks
    where did you get the soft side carry on?

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    Pet Smart has them. They are considers the portable ones.

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    Thank you both
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    I have done it twice. Both cross country. Has no problems with the first puppy. The second time under the seat was too hot and the attendant was a B@#$%. Luckily it was a short leg and we changed planes. I was prepared for the second leg with a cold water bottle.

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    Did it last year flying from Providence RI to Baltimore to St. Louis. No problems at all except for everyone wanting to play with the puppy!

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    I did it last summer. No problem, but this is what I did to prepare for the trip. Limit water, I didn't let pup nap before flight. ( lots of play and walking ) once inside airport.. Ask if they have a pet room for one final pee or poop. Inside the carrier I had a damp sham to keep pup cool. He slept the intire flight. People around me didn't even know pup was under the seat. Check with airline for the maximum size carrier and get that. I think pup has to be under 20 pounds. Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 480/277 View Post
    Anyone bring their pup home as carry on?
    Any pitfalls?
    Yes recently did it and no pitfalls. Doing it again in August as well. I would recommend Southwest airlines. No vet certificate required and fare for pup is 95.00 so you will save yourself a few bucks with that airline. Petco has there own brand of soft sided pet carrier (made by sherpa) for about 40.00

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    I have carried them from St. Louis to Raleigh and had one fly from Richmond to St. Croix, and one from Lynchburg to Las Vegas. Your vet can also give you some pup relaxers. I believe it is conformia but I am not sure of the name. It was a great help for the active 10 week old going to St. Croix. Best of luck to you!

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