Hello! My family and I are going to stay with my husband's family in the Czech Republic for a few months starting around October of this year. I've been looking into all of the different complications of getting Lenny there and it's just overwhelming and I don't know if it will even be possible. I can get him registered as an Emotional Support Animal, but ESAs are only recognized on flights directly to or from the U.S. Right now, there are NO flights to Prague from anywhere in the U.S. :(. We can get from the US to another nearby country (like Poland) with him in cabin. And then from there it gets more complicated.
So seems my options from Poland to CZ are to either:
Take my chances that the airline would allow Lenny to be a normal in-cabin pet, even though he exceeds the weight/height limits to be an in-cabin pet? He's about 22 lbs.
Let him fly cargo from Poland to CZ. It's about 1.5 hours. (I hate even thinking about this).
He's 15. He's never been on a flight before. He's generally healthy with some minor kidney issues and sight/hearing issues.
Anyone have any insight?