|02-08-2014 11:57 PM|
|Serbrider||Not flights within the US... but when I had moved my older dog from Serbia to Texas (in the fall, 4 months after the rest of our family went, due to heat restrictions), she went via Lufthansa. Had a great time, the layover lasted a day too long, and apparently she was really loved on by the people there (they left a note on her crate), since they have kennels and such there in Frankfurt.|
|02-08-2014 11:28 PM|
|Colie CVT||My little dude flew in with Alaska. It was a short flight from Portland to Boise, but he arrived without issue, they called the instant he was ready to be picked up and I was able to track his progress. I've never gotten an animal shipped before, so it was a new thing and I had to say that I was very happy with it!|
|02-08-2014 10:43 PM|
|lhczth||Continental and Northwest no longer exist. You pretty much have Delta and United. I have never used the latter. Was not thrilled with the former, but they have been OK lately.|
|02-08-2014 10:41 PM|
|Wild Wolf||Another one here for United Airlines... very pleased with how the do things. Just shipped a puppy to me from Chicago to Toronto, went very smoothly.|
|02-08-2014 10:19 PM|
|asja||I shipped mine several times between Frankfurt and Brussels and New York, on Delta, without any problems. All airlines have climate controlled cargo areas for animals, otherwise they would freeze at altitude. I know Delta will not ship if the temperature is too high, and they have summer restrictions.|
|02-07-2014 04:28 PM|
[QUOTE=boomer11;4984202]United will ship in any weather condition. I got my pup in the hot summer and they were the only airline I could find that would ship because their cargo area is climate controlled. They did forget to load my pup on his connecting flight though. He had to wait another hour for the next flight.[/QUOTE
I hope he got a free meal or cocktail for the inconvenience.
|02-07-2014 04:18 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||Mine were on Continental no problems. However, I do agree with the poster above, check with the airlines, most won't ship in various weather conditions, they take into consideration layovers and ending stop. May be nice weather where you are, but maybe not so where they are going|
|02-07-2014 04:06 PM|
|boomer11||United will ship in any weather condition. I got my pup in the hot summer and they were the only airline I could find that would ship because their cargo area is climate controlled. They did forget to load my pup on his connecting flight though. He had to wait another hour for the next flight.|
|02-07-2014 03:50 PM|
|Susan_GSD_mom||I had two different dogs shipped from Seattle to Michigan on 2 separate occasions via Northwest--no complaints at all.|
|02-07-2014 03:45 PM|
One other thought....Airlines hauling pets in the cargo hold most likely have restrictions based upon temperatures at departures and destinations, which is wise. I believe when one needs to be most concerned is during the hot summer months. Winter has restrictions as well.
Below is American Airlines restrictions.
Pets cannot be accepted when the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29.4 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.
Pets cannot be accepted when the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.
The restriction for cold temperature restriction may be waived with a written veterinarian statement. The low temperature acclimation certificate/statement/form must include the following:
I assume most other airlines have similar restrictions regarding temperatures as well.
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