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Posts tagged ‘plane’

Reader’s tip for flying with an anxious dog: Chocolate (plus a report on Delta’s carry-on policy)

Reader Hannah left a comment, oh, so long ago, on my post about the major U.S. airlines’ carry-on policies, reporting a conversation that she’d had with a Delta rep about traveling with her pup Oliver from Asia to the U.S. Kindly overlooking the fact that I only responded, ahem, two months later, she posted a follow-up report about their trip. The carry-on part is interesting, but I’m putting it at the end because the part that knocked my socks off  … Read more

Kobi Pet Carrier + mesh luggage wrap giveaway winner

This was by far the most popular Dog Jaunt giveaway ever — 85 of you entered to win, and that means the comments section on the giveaway post contains a wealth of excellent dog travel tips. I have learned so much over the past week — thank you, and thank you, too, to the kind souls who praised the blog.

The Kobi carrier in the delectable chocolate-and-pink colorway. Photo by Kobi Pets.

The randomly-chosen winner is Davinah S., entrant #5,  … Read more

Giveaway: New, larger Kobi Pet Carrier + mesh luggage wrap ($139 value)

About a month ago, I posted a review of the new, larger Kobi Pet Carrier (and the very new — in fact, not yet released — mesh luggage wrap). I liked it very much, you’ll remember, and I told you that I’d be buying one for Chloe. The carrier is big enough to accommodate a large small dog like my girl, but it still fits under an airplane seat — and the three extra inches you can add to its  … Read more

Brinkmann Smart Space pet carrier giveaway winner

Nineteen of you entered to win the new, smaller Brinkmann Smart Space pet carrier, and I appreciate the entries even more than usual because your comments are helping me rethink how the blog is working, and how it could be improved. Thank you so much, and thank you, Heike, for the laugh (“My pup’s name is Tessa and although she strictly forbade me to give her weight in public, she did allow me to mention she is just under 9  … Read more

Product review: TUMI’s Alpha pet carrier (or, how the other half lives)

I first heard about TUMI’s new pet carrier a couple of months ago, and posted a wistful link to it on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page — it was a TUMI product, so I suspected it was something special in the world of pet carriers, but it cost $495, so it was out of my price range. The Lord loves a tryer, though, as a waiter in Ireland once told me, so I wrote to TUMI and asked if they’d send  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

It’s a short but tasty Chloe’s Clicks this time — appropriate as we head into Thanksgiving (here at Dog Jaunt world HQ, Thanksgiving is a week-long event). We start with food, and specifically a post from Dog Gone Seattle about Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon, in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. We’ve been to Norm’s, a dog-friendly pub in the Fremont neighborhood, but we haven’t yet been to Sully’s — and that clearly has to change.

And then we turn to walking,  … Read more

Packing your dog’s gear for travel: An update, and a collaboration

I’ve written several posts about the dog gear we bring with us on trips, and how we pack it for car and airplane travel, but when Gigi Griffis (who writes The Ramble, and whose posts about her current trip across Europe with Luna, her Schnauzer-Yorkie mix, have frequently been featured in past Chloe’s Clicks) asked if I’d like to contribute to a collection of posts about packing for dog travel, I happily agreed. Things change over time, after all — new  … Read more

Reader’s report: Requirements for taking an in-cabin dog to the Philippines

Back in July, I got a message from reader HippoFoxy Pomeranian (a nom de plume for two Pomeranians and their mom), saying they were planning a trip to the Philippines, and could I help them figure out the import requirements for in-cabin dogs. Well, I didn’t. I thought I did — I pointed them to the USDA/APHIS site (normally the best resource for current international rules and regs) and its link to the Philippines — but I didn’t click all the  … Read more

SeatGuru info about pet travel: Has potential, but out-of-date

This post was prompted by a reader’s comment, asking if I’d seen the “Pets” feature on SeatGuru. I had, and you can too if you go to SeatGuru’s site, click in the left column on a part of the alphabet (I chose Frontier, at random, so I clicked on the F-K range and then on “Frontier Airlines”). Once the airline of your choice is featured, look at the tabs at the top of the page — on the far right  … Read more

Virgin America: On-line in-cabin pet booking

Virgin America now allows you to add your pet to your on-line reservation, “either during booking or by clicking ‘Anything Else?’ when viewing your itinerary.” That’s rare — of the major U.S. airlines, only Continental has a similar system in place (Northwest used to).

I hope more airlines will follow suit, since it makes all kinds of sense. Otherwise, you have to either make your own reservation on line, and then call quickly to add your dog (gambling that there will be  … Read more