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Airport pet relief areas

Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Boston’s Logan Airport (Terminal A)

This impetus for this post was a photo sent to me a couple of days ago by my friend Lisa — a lady who doesn’t fly with her dogs, and who reached Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) at the end of a long, long day. She kindly texted me a photo of the pet relief area at Logan’s Terminal A, which services Alaska, Delta, and United:

Pet relief area at Logan Airport’s Terminal A

“Not exactly de luxe,” was her  … Read more

Reader’s report: Taking Spock to Berlin, from Miami, via Lufthansa

Simone first wrote to me back in April, to tell me that she was planning to take Spock, her 14-15 lb. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, from Miami to Berlin, via Frankfurt, on Lufthansa, and needed a pep talk about logistics. I cheered her on, and asked if she’d let me know how her trip went — and sure enough, she sent a marvelous report, packed with pictures of Spock in Berlin.

A little background: Spock was 8 months old in April,  … Read more

Reader’s report: New, second pet relief area at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Since I visited BWI in December 2011, the airport has added a second pet relief area — happily, more centrally-located — and reader Gery sent me an excellent report about visiting it with his pup Alfie. Please note that the pet relief area Chloe and I visited (at one far end of the terminal, by the light rail station) is still there, and would be a convenient choice for passengers arriving on international flights.

Per BWI’s website, the new pet relief  … Read more

Reader’s report: Under-seat space on Delta CRJ-900, and pet relief areas in Salt Lake City (SLC) and Nashville (BNA)

There’s just so much useful stuff in the report loyal reader Heike sent me about picking up Seren, her new Havanese puppy, in Salt Lake City. She flew from Nashville, and they returned together, on a Delta CRJ-900, in First Class (here’s a seat map from SeatGuru for you).

Under-seat space on a Delta CRJ-900

Heike, no doubt relieved after mulling different carrier choices, led off with “There is room for the large Sturdibag!” Please note that while she sat in First  … Read more

Seattle airport’s new outdoor pet relief area (South end of baggage claim)

It is always a pleasure to be contacted by airport reps and told about new pet relief areas. My post yesterday about the new location of Seattle’s indoor pet relief area must have caught someone’s eye at SEA, because I received a message from Perry Cooper, Sea-Tac’s Media and Public Affairs Manager, urging me to update my grumpy 2009 post about the airport’s only (at that time) outdoor pet relief area, a particularly nasty object at the north end of  … Read more

Air-side pet relief area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

This post replaces a much-edited earlier post about the indoor pet relief area at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport. Quick recap: Sea-Tac, or SEA, has three pet relief areas, two outside baggage claim (including one I just learned about today) and another inside the terminal — the two I’ve seen are mediocre (indeed, the outdoor pet relief area at the north end of baggage claim is one of the worst I’ve ever seen), but it’s so rare to find a pet relief  … Read more

Pet relief area at California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Long Beach was the second airport pet relief area I wrote about. In early 2009, a month after we brought Chloe home from her San Diego-area breeder, we flew back down to California — but this time to Long Beach. Here’s what I said back then:

While there is no official pet relief area at this adorable airport, it’s so small that you can rapidly exit and find a patch of greenery outside the baggage claim area. My favorite  … Read more

New, air-side pet relief area at San Diego Airport (SAN)

Thanks to reader Eliot, I learned today that San Diego has added another pet relief area to its line-up, and this one is on the air side of security! Although the room is small, and the area to pee on even smaller (see the picture, below), that’s huge news. It takes about an hour, when all goes smoothly, to exit an airport SAN’s size, find the land-side pet relief area, convince your dog that the place and time are right,  … Read more

Seattle Airport’s indoor pet relief area

Remember that reader Julia reported that the original airside pet relief area at SEA had closed, and there was a new one in the C gates area? Today’s update is brought to you by reader Ashlee, who just visited the new location and told me that “the dog relief area is directly across from gate C2. This is right at the beginning of the C gates (not far from the Life is Good store) so it’s still in (or very  … Read more

Pet relief area at Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

I arrived in Norfolk, Virginia (en route to Colonial Williamsburg) feeling like I had a handle on the situation: One resource (notes from a telephone call a couple of years ago) told me that the ORF pet relief area is on the extreme right side of the departures building, as you look at it, and is marked with a sign; and another resource (Southwest Airlines’ collection of airport info) told me that “There is a dirt area near crosswalk A on  … Read more