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Airport pet relief areas

Reader’s report: Flying on Frontier with Nico, SoCal dog beaches, and the San Diego airport pet relief area

You’ve met Nico the Rat Terrier before, back in October 2011, when I posted a picture of her at the Snoqualmie Falls, just east of Seattle. Reader Lenox continues to travel with her, and her latest report is about a trip from Denver to San Diego on Frontier Airlines. I’m particularly grateful to Lenox because we never fly on Frontier, and because she included a photo of the pet relief area at the San Diego airport — when I wrote  … Read more

Pet relief area at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport has a pet relief area (well, after a fashion, as you’ll see), but you would never know it from the airport’s website and signage. There was nothing in my usual sources about MKE’s pet relief area, and the airport’s information desk is just a collection of brochures and maps. I ended up picking up the white courtesy phone and throwing myself on the operator’s mercy. Here’s what I learned.

When you arrive at MKE, make your way to  … Read more

Reader’s report: American Airlines under-seat space, Miami airport pet relief area (MIA), hotel policy tip

I’m not even going to tell you how long ago reader Natalie wrote to me with this excellent report. Let’s just say that earlier this year she and Stanley, her year-and-a-half-old Cockapoo, flew on American from Boston to Key West, with a layover and a plane change in Miami. She kindly shared detailed information about some key aspects of her trip (her first-ever with Stanley!), including her check-in experience with American; the under-seat spaces on the Boeing 757 and American  … Read more

Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Reader Kate posted a note this week on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page about the pet relief area at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and kindly agreed that I could turn it into a quick blog post, so it wouldn’t disappear into the mists of Facebook. She reported that she and her daughter and pup Lambert located one of two pet relief areas at RNO (called, bless ’em, the “Gate K-9 Bark Park”):

There is one on each end of the terminal. The signage  … Read more

Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW)

Reader Gery wrote to me following a month-long business trip to Ottawa — he had to leave his wife and pup behind, but he was thinking of his family (and fellow travelers with dogs) as he passed through Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and he looked for YOW’s pet relief area. The airport’s website [click on “Pets”] says that there is an official, “clearly marked” pet relief area “across the street from the passenger terminal (level 1) near the south end of the  … Read more

Update on Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) pet relief area

You may have seen my disgusted review, back in May, of the pet relief area at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport. David White, BDL’s Operations Manager (Landside), recently sent me an e-mail assuring me that things have changed. Here’s the info: BDL now has two pet relief areas, one located in a corner of the lot pictured in my May 2012 post, and the other is at the opposite end of Terminal A.

I have just spent over an hour on the  … Read more

Pet relief area at Greenville, SC’s Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

Southwest flies into the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, so I chose to fly there for a recent trip to Asheville, NC (the scenery between Greenville and Asheville was so lovely that the hour and a half drive felt much shorter). There is no mention of a pet relief area on GSP’s website, and when I inquired at the airport police station, I was told just to use one of the many patches of grass outside.

You’ll deplane on the upper level of  … Read more

Reader’s report: Pet relief area at Dallas’s Love Field Airport (DAL)

Reader Cheri, traveling with pups Lexie and Madison (a 5 lb. Maltese and a 7 lb. Yorkie, respectively), wrote to tell me that not all Dallas airports have heinous pet relief areas (I had posted an outraged report about the ones I found at DFW’s Terminal D). Dallas’s Love Field Airport has “a great pet relief area,” Cheri tells me, and it’s easy to find, too: “Exit the last baggage claim door, turn right, and you can’t miss it.”

DAL now  … Read more

Photo Friday, and reader’s report about pet relief areas at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD)

It’s been a long time since I’ve transited through Chicago’s O’Hare airport, so I was very glad to hear from reader Rebecca that things are different now. Let’s start with the Photo Friday part of this post, because Keeney, Rebecca’s Cavapoo, will make you smile:

Rebecca and Keeney had a layover in ORD recently, and Rebecca tells me travelers with pets no longer have to make do with the (very lovely) lawn of the airport Hilton. Now there are  … Read more

Pet relief area at New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) — Terminal A

Like the website for LaGuardia Airport, the website for Newark merely states that pet relief areas are available. It’s up to you to “[f]ollow the signs in the baggage claim areas or ask a Customer Care Representative for information.”

When I arrived at the baggage claim level of Terminal A, I couldn’t find a single sign. Later, when I had returned from the pet relief area and was looking instead for the bus into Manhattan, I did see this one lone  … Read more