Welcome to Reblog Wednesday at Createyou86. I read an article this morning about the most animal friendly airlines. Let me tell you about my previous experiences.
I have a small Papillon named Penn she weighs about 6 pounds.
I prefer to travel with Southwest Airlines. Southwest is most times the cheapest fare around, and they are animal friendly. In order to fly with your animal on Southwest there are a few things that you will need to do.
4. When it comes to food I would not feed your animal The morning of to insure no accidents. I would also recommend stopping a few miles before the airport to let your animal go potty. Going through security can be a bit of a pain so already having potty out of the way is helpful. Otherwise, even between flights you'll have to leave the airport, and go back through security a second time to get back in. Be sure to bring a clear baggy with dry food to feed your furry friend throughout the day.
5. Make sure that your animal is comfortable for their flight. The carriers have to be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you (that is what in cabin means), and the animal cannot come out of the carrier for the duration of your flight. There does have to be enough room for the animal to be able to get up, and turn around comfortably in the crate which is not an issue with the Southwest carrier. The bottom of the carrier is soft plastic so I like to put an old t-shirt on the bottom, and Penn's favorite stuffed baby or bone inside in case she gets board.
I lucked out with a very easy animal to travel with. She is extremely well behaved, and sleeps almost the entire time. Southwest Airlines workers are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about travel. They also have more information on their website Southwest Airlines.
I hope that this post has been informative. Have you ever traveled with a pet? Let us know in the comments below!