Which airlines are best to travel with a dog that must fly cargo?

asked 2016-04-06 14:21:41 -0500

Our Bichon is too big to be allowed in the cabin and we're flying from SF to Chicago.

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If you didn't already book tickets, you may want to search dog airline on the www. I saw private jet companies offering first class pet flying (not cargo), some accommodate humans/parents on flights in more of a first-class setting, for not much more that you'd pay for coach+pet.

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answered 2016-05-27 05:15:20 -0500

Frontier is amazing! Usually, the pet can ride with you (not in cargo) but even if they must be in cargo, they take great care of them!

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answered 2017-02-27 13:07:09 -0500

If you can find a flight, go ALASKA, I swear by them. They actually care about your pet! They make you send food, water and some sort of bedding to make sure they are good for the flight. They tell you when the dog is on the flight and make me feel very comfortable with it all, no other airline has made me feel this calm when flying with my dog.

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answered 2017-02-27 08:30:18 -0500

Whatever you do, be extremely wary of the larger airlines. This story went viral a few weeks ago, and I am horrified to have ever flown United. (Apologies for it being from Fox News, but I have seen it published on multiple reputable news outlets) http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/02/15/michigan-woman-blaming-united-airlines-for-death-her-dog.html (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/02...)

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answered 2017-02-27 15:02:35 -0500

I've flown several dogs coast to coast on American Airlines. The pups were well cared for and arrived without incldent

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answered 2017-02-27 16:21:13 -0500

I've heard that Lufthansa is a great company!

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