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Old 01-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #31
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We have a service dog, she is allowed to walk around and be out of a carrier but we just hold her. Luckily her breed does not cause allergies.

People who have pets as emotional support animals are also allowed to have their pets out of the carrier. I've never heard of a cat roaming free on a flight before though.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #32
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The only time I could see myself taking a pet on a plane (cargo or in the cabin) was if I were moving or had to take the animal to some kid of specialist.
Yep. Only reason I had the darned cat was because my son had driven to Florida, from Mass, to relocate, and there was no room in his car for the cat!!! Since I was flying to WDW about a month later, I told him I would deliver the cat to him, then he could drive me to BWV on his way home to Tampa!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #33
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Some routes do not allow pets (like to Hawaii) but most flights do allow 2-3 pets on board at any given time.
Not true, just pets have quarantine restrictions upon arrival and only service animals are allowed in the cabin.

For reference my sister-in-law brought her dog to Hawaii during a 1 year relocation, though the dog needed to be quarantined for a few days (I think it was 4 days) based on the requirements at the time.
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We have a service dog, she is allowed to walk around and be out of a carrier but we just hold her. Luckily her breed does not cause allergies.

People who have pets as emotional support animals are also allowed to have their pets out of the carrier. I've never heard of a cat roaming free on a flight before though.
I am going to be totally and completely politically incorrect here and say that while I have no problem with service animals, "emotional support" animals push me over the edge. Need your dog, cat or snake to fly with you so that you don't have a meltdown? Sorry. That same animal may send someone else into their own omotional tailspin and what about THEIR emotional needs? We need a balance. Take a Valium before you get on the plane or something.

It is a balancing of needs. A true service dog/animal is something society has to deal with and I think most people get that even if they have a fear of said animal. But if someone needs an animal along to support them emotionally and that very animal is going to infringe on someone else's emotional well-being, then the person with the "I must have my animal with me" should have to accomodate and do without the animal.

It doesn't help my attitude that so many people fudge and call their pets "emotional support" animals when they just want Fifi along for the outing. You know, my cats relax me and put me at ease, but I leave them at home for the good of just about everyone. If I got on a plane and someone had a snake along for emotional support, I would claw my way off that plane. And honestly, I don't put it past someone.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #35
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I have never been on a flight that had a cat on it or at least not that I knew of, but have flown a few times where there have been dogs. Normally it doesn't bother me but the last time my DD and I flew to Disney the elderly lady sitting next to me had a dog with a serious gas problem. Worst flight ever!
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I am going to be totally and completely politically incorrect here and say that while I have no problem with service animals, "emotional support" animals push me over the edge. Need your dog, cat or snake to fly with you so that you don't have a meltdown? Sorry. That same animal may send someone else into their own omotional tailspin and what about THEIR emotional needs? We need a balance. Take a Valium before you get on the plane or something.

It is a balancing of needs. A true service dog/animal is something society has to deal with and I think most people get that even if they have a fear of said animal. But if someone needs an animal along to support them emotionally and that very animal is going to infringe on someone else's emotional well-being, then the person with the "I must have my animal with me" should have to accomodate and do without the animal.

It doesn't help my attitude that so many people fudge and call their pets "emotional support" animals when they just want Fifi along for the outing. You know, my cats relax me and put me at ease, but I leave them at home for the good of just about everyone. If I got on a plane and someone had a snake along for emotional support, I would claw my way off that plane. And honestly, I don't put it past someone.
I totally agree. Whilst some are deserving of having animals there for 'emotional support' it does get abused and I don't think animals should be allowed on planes for any old reason. It is not fair on the people that are seriously allergic to animals.

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:50 PM   #37
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Let me say this: I love my animals. I'm owned by two cats and a dog (I call him my third son). Having said that, I would not take them on a plane. I am finding it ridiculous that animals (aside from bona fide service dogs) are being allowed on flights so frequently. On our last trip to Florida, there were "lap dogs" on each flight. I think it is inconsiderate to other travelers who may have allergies. I would love to move to Florida someday. And if I do, I intend to drive my furbabies down.
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I have never been on a flight that had a cat on it or at least not that I knew of, but have flown a few times where there have been dogs. Normally it doesn't bother me but the last time my DD and I flew to Disney the elderly lady sitting next to me had a dog with a serious gas problem. Worst flight ever!
ACK! Our 5 month old kitten eats like a starving dog and has the most vicious farts. Someone would throw us out of a plane if they had to sit next to him. I've seen the vet about it, and it seems he is just a Class A Farter. He belches too. Really, he just lacks manners entirely.
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Let me say this: I love my animals. I'm owned by two cats and a dog (I call him my third son). Having said that, I would not take them on a plane. I am finding it ridiculous that animals (aside from bona fide service dogs) are being allowed on flights so frequently. On our last trip to Florida, there were "lap dogs" on each flight. I think it is inconsiderate to other travelers who may have allergies. I would love to move to Florida someday. And if I do, I intend to drive my furbabies down.
I don't have issues with pets on a plane, sometimes it's the most convenient solution and it's not particularly cheap, however, I do believe they should always be secured in their carrier, except service animals, not only for other passengers, but their safety.

There are restrictions on pets being stored in the cargo area of a plane, so sometimes there are no other options for smaller animals.
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ACK! Our 5 month old kitten eats like a starving dog and has the most vicious farts. Someone would throw us out of a plane if they had to sit next to him. I've seen the vet about it, and it seems he is just a Class A Farter. He belches too. Really, he just lacks manners entirely.
Have you had the kitten checked for allergies? Our kitten was like that - wicked farts, gurgling stomach. Turns out she has food allergies and we had to switch her food.
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ACK! Our 5 month old kitten eats like a starving dog and has the most vicious farts. Someone would throw us out of a plane if they had to sit next to him. I've seen the vet about it, and it seems he is just a Class A Farter. He belches too. Really, he just lacks manners entirely.

These would have fallen under the catagory of vicious farts too. I had to keep sniffing my pack of gum otherwise I would have been sick! The whole time I kept thinking I hope nobody thinks that is coming from me.
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These would have fallen under the catagory of vicious farts too. I had to keep sniffing my pack of gum otherwise I would have been sick! The whole time I kept thinking I hope nobody thinks that is coming from me.
He's just a mess. We have his half sister (same father) who is almost 2 years older. She is just the most dainty, ladylike thing you've ever seen. Eats with tiny little bites, always looks like she ought to be on the cover of a calendar. And then there is HIM.

I give him 3/4 of a can of cat food and her 1/4. He gulps down his food so he can try and finish his huge portion and attempt to scarf down her teeny portion. I have to clean up his dry food bowl area at least 3 times a day, as he manages to toss the food all over the place. I have caught him scooping it out with his paw, just to watch it roll all over. He slaps at the water fountain, making a mess. He farts and belches. He lives to throw himself on her, and she is not a fan of roughhousing. He can't jump for anything, but I think that is because he is growiing so fast he cannot handle his own body. Yesterday, DD got a package and next thing you know, kitty had stolen two packing peanuts and DH had to chase him down and dig them out of his mouth. If you hold him too close and he smells meat on your breath, he will lick your mouth like crazy. He wakes DD up every morning by licking her face.

As I said, he lacks manners entirely. The ones he has are bad. She is the embodiment of a lady and he is like every bad stereotype of a teenage boy. But we love the little dickens.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #44
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You haven't LIVED until you've had a flight with two parrots talking to each other. My sister once flew with her two parrots in a kennel. One was a great talker, sounding like a demented old British lady straight out of a Monty Python skit. The other one's vocabulary consisted mostly of "SHUT UP!" yelled at the other one. You could tell people were looking around, looking for the crazy old lady that was apparently on board and off her meds.....
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We have a service dog, she is allowed to walk around and be out of a carrier but we just hold her. Luckily her breed does not cause allergies.

People who have pets as emotional support animals are also allowed to have their pets out of the carrier. I've never heard of a cat roaming free on a flight before though.
I thought that service animals and emotional support animals needed to be under the control of the owner in some way. So, sitting on your lap, or at your feet, or walking down the aisle to the restroom would be fine, but what the OP seems to describe, which is frolicking solo up and down the aisle wouldn't be allowed either.
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