I'm thinking of traveling down to Boston as early as September. This would mean one stop flight (they don't have any direct flights from here) and I would try to get him on the plane under the seat. Although I've looked at the requirements for a kennel under the seat which is 40 cm x 44 cm x 21.5 cm
(16 in. L x 17.5 in. W x 8.5 in. H) The pet and the kennel together have to weigh under 10 kg or 22 lb. I measured Basil… not sure how accurate though as he kept biting the measuring tape but I measured 10.5" height and 11.5" in length. Then I looked at soft sided kennels (have to be soft) and NONE of them fit these measurements. I found one that has 12 inch height but it says it can be adjusted... the airline says the dog has to be able to stand up and turn around in the kennel and yet they make these restrictions. I mean if my puppy who wears a cat harness can't meet these requirements... what dog can? Is traveling with a dog like this humane? I would love to bring him with me as I plan to stay at least 2 weeks and I don't feel comfortable leaving him with anyone... what should I do? Has anyone ever brought their animals on a flight? Should it only be done if you're moving and you have to bring them?
Here's the carrier I found that Basil could possibly fit in:
Again, this carrier is over the size that they allow for… although I'm hoping they won't notice an inch here and there...
I'm also really not comfortable having him in the cargo area by himself... I think that would break my heart but if anyone has a positive experience with this please let me know.