Friday, July 14, 2017

Airlines That Are Pet-friendly List

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Heininger 3059 PortablePET WaterBoy $13.64
Hagen Living World Pet Carrier $12.36
Sherpa Deluxe Pet Carriers $29.49
Dog Soft Crate Kennel for Pet Indoor Home & Outdoor Use $79.99
AmazonBasics Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel $29.99

With more people deciding to take their pets to travel with them more airlines are adapting and some are even encouraging people to bring their pets with them to travel on a plane. However pet-friendly airlines do have rules and restrictions, some airlines offer options for pets to fly, but may restrict any number of pets, including short-nosed dog breeds or those traveling with flyers under age 18. Other airlines restrict times you can travel with a pet. For instance, American Airlines don't allow pets to fly on the airline when the forecasted temperature is above 85F at any location on the itinerary, while Alaska Airlines restricts pet travel on certain holidays.

Here are pet-friendly Airlines:

1. Jet Blue JetPaws Program - they are the to Airline in pet travel. Jet Blue charges a pet fee of $100 each way and allows one pet in a carrier per passenger. The pet is considered carry-on luggage and can not exceed 20 pounds along with the carrier.

Jet Blue's JetPaws program also include a special bag tag for you carrier and your pet can also earn 300 extra TrueBlue points on each flight segment you take together. Unlike most airlines that allow pets, Jet Blue allows you to book pets online. Or, you can call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).

2. United Airlines - they allow domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (8 weeks and over) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125 service charge each way.  For pets not allowed for cabin travel, they offer PetSafe, which includes plane compartments pressurized the same way as the cabin, airport-to-airport delivery for animals and features a 24-hour live animal desk and gives owners the ability to track pets. You can earn 500 MileagePlus award miles for each PetSafe shipment within the U.S. and 1,000 miles for all other shipments.

3. WestJet -  They allow domestic cats, dogs, rabbits and birds to travel in the passenger cabin for a fee of $50-59 each way, and $75-$90 if they become part of "checked baggage." The allowances for pets traveling as checked baggage are also more generous compared to other airlines. Pets that can fly as checked baggage include birds, cats, chinchillas, dogs, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and rabbits, and the airline allows 100 pounds for the pet and kennel combined. In addition, one passenger can check up to six pets, so WestJet is ideal for the multi-pet traveler. Space for pets cannot be reserved online. To add your pet to your travel plans you will need to contact them at 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET).

4. Virgin Atlantic - the airline only allow cats and dogs on flights, and restricts short-nosed breeds. They offer Flying Paws scheme which means traveling with pets earn Flying Club miles. The fee for traveling with pets depends on the size of its travel box, and you will need to call their Shipping department before you book your tickets.

5. Alaska Airlines Fur-st Class Care - they allow small pets in the cabin for $100 each way and larger pets in the baggage hold.  All pets traveling in the cargo compartment on Alaska Airlines, (including flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir) will be required to have a health certificate dated within 10 days of outbound travel and 30 days of return travel.

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