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"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry"
So as many of you know I got Perry after very careful planning and searching for a breed (And specific dog) that would be the right size to travel as a pet in cabin - because we live outside the US and travel back and forth at least twice a year, plus I change jobs (and countries) every few years, so his ability to travel in cabin with me was paramount. I even went with an older puppy rescue so that we were sure we'd be within the size/ weight limits for in cabin. I check country entry requirements before I apply for a job and planned everyone out as well as I could.
Now, in addition to the issues with traveling in general, many/ most airlines are also not allowing pet in cabin reservations! In addition to that - my current contract ends in August, so we will need to travel after that (unless by some odd chance I get another job here in Uganda, but that's unlikely) - so I'm stressing out a little.
I know August is still 4 months away, but the COVID situation is unlikely to be changed by then. So what happens if I have to make a choice between not traveling (which would then have its own complications about taking a new job, living/ visa issues here/ etc) or having to send him in cargo - which I swore I wouldn't do.
Add to that that some of the jobs I'm looking at are in places where you can't fly a pet in cabin, only in cargo... so having to contemplate if those places get struck off the list of potential jobs OR if a short cargo flight (if most of the flight can be done in cabin with the last leg in cargo) would be ok.
Just more added stress in a time of general stress anyway.