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Old 02-26-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Traveling with Havs by plane

Hi we are moving from FL to CA and I need to fly my two Havs with us. Daisy at 10Ibs not a problem but Mikey at close to 20 is a problem. Any ideas, I'm frantic and don't want to put my kid in the back of the plane
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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I flew with Timmy from Philly to Florida over Christmas. I know he was at least 15 pounds, maybe more. I bought a size medium Sturdi Bag and he fit great. I flew USAir. Truthfully they didn't even weigh or measure my bag, only took my money (ha ha). I also bought the medium Sherpa bag but thought that was too tight a fit so I use it for my cats now. Anyways hope that helps. I was very worried but everything turned out great and I'd do it again in a second!

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Most airlines have a limit of 20 lbs, including the kennel, for in cabin travel, so the other option is to "check" Mikey as luggage. Or you can risk it and hope the airline doesn't weigh him when you check in. I recommend you get to the airport early to fill out the paperwork for in cabin travel, but if they balk at Mikey's size, have a friend or family member bring a hard-sided kennel to the airport so you can check him in and not miss your flight.
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This last time I flew with my pup they not only weighed the carrier+pup but also checked my receipt when boarding the plane. First time they've done either. That said, my 17 lb Hav fits fine in a large Sherpa bag (total clocked in at 22 lbs). They didn't start measuring the bag though.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I'm worried about that they will check his size or weight He fits in a large Sherpa but if they check I'm in trouble. He's my kid always at my side I would really like him in cabin with us. Daisys 10 so she's easy
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You're also only allowed to have one pet per person as a carry-on. Are you going to have someone else with you?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:47 PM
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where abouts in CA are you moving too!?
Wow that's quite the move!!

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That's what I'm worried about that they will check his size or weight He fits in a large Sherpa but if they check I'm in trouble. He's my kid always at my side I would really like him in cabin with us. Daisys 10 so she's easy
It might be more important to the airline that the dog can stand and turn around in the bag rather than how much it weighs. That what they told us once. If your dog is tall rather than stocky, he might not pass. One of ours weighs almost 17 lbs but he's actually a tad shorter than our 14 lb Hav so it worked out. Just make sure you check all the requirements of the airline before making your reservations because they are different. I've heard Spirit is very pet friendly and I know they fly out of FL.
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P.S. I'm also not sure a 'large' Sherpa would fit under the seat, we used a medium for both.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:17 AM
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check with the airline and also with your local airport. My dog would fit with Air Canada but when I check with the local airport I found out that the local airport doesn't allow dogs in the carryon even thought he airline allows it! I would have to drive 1.5 hours to the neighbouring city where it is allowed (no reason given). So strange.

Also, better to ask via email so you have a written record of all your responses to take with you when you check in. Be specific with size/weight etc.


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Old 02-27-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Mikie is tall, the medium or the 8" that most airlines gives you doesn't work. It's definitely a problem I'm just scared of putting him in as luggage. My friends Hav is a little taller and she goes back and forth to NY with him, but he's a very thin 15Ibs and a shorter flight. She also had Dr write note that he is an emotional companion

We are moving to Palm Springs, CA we lived in Laguna Beach area 25 years ago. Came to FL for my parents and are moving back now, but Laguna area to expensive

We close on our house here 5/15 and need to get out to CA quickly because if Mikie is traveling under the plane it has to be under 85 degrees
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