Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pet Carrier Airline Travel Specifications

Traveling on a plane trip can require planning and special considerations. Planning and research is more important when traveling with a pet. It is mandatory that you choose an airline approved pet carrier. There are standards and procedures that are ascertained by airlines. It is highly recommended that you check the rules at the airport before you arrive for your flight. All pet carriers must meet certain specifications and criteria. A simple phone call to the airport prior to your arrival will assure a no hassle trip. Preferably, before you make your pet carrier purchase.

Many pet carriers will specify if they are "airline approved". Depending on the size of your pet, it may qualify as a carry on size and can be kept in your lap or in your seating area. Clearly, larger pet carriers can be accommodated in other areas of the plane. Airline travel recognizes the comfort of your special friend and will allow for comfortable travel in terms of room to stretch out and enjoy their trip.

Dog carriers are available in different sizes, shapes, colors, designs as well as price range. Many are designer types, but don't qualify for airline travel. So take the extra 15 minutes and verify with the airline and shop accordingly for the carrier. In some cases you may simply want your favorite walk around town carrier and another one that meets the objective for airline travel. Many pet carriers will meet the objective of both designer quality and airline approved.

Happy Travel,

From the dog house of ~Nuni11~