This post is long overdue, I’ll just say that up front. Reader Melissa was inspired to send it to me by my post comparing Chloe’s large SturdiBag with our new cat Cora’s Delta Deluxe Sherpa bag. She and Josie, her Lhasa Apso, “travel frequently for agility trials, and last December (due to your glowing reviews) for our trip to the AKC Invitational, I upgraded Josie’s travel to the Sturdibag. We both love it, so in turn I recommended it to a friend.”
Here’s Josie … Read more
Long ago, reader Ana asked if I had any suggestions for airlines that fly from Phoenix to Madrid and have planes that allow in-cabin dogs under their Business Class seats. Nothing came to mind (all I could do was warn her that often the higher-grade seats don’t accommodate pets, since the under-seat space is occupied by electronics boxes for fancy features), and I asked her to let me know what she learned.
She kindly wrote back with details about her trip. … Read more
I have flown with Chloe on a Southwest 737-800, but while I remembered a tape measure, I hadn’t yet figured out that it would be a good idea to include a picture of Chloe’s carrier (in that case, her large SturdiBag) in my post about the available space. Thankfully, Dog Jaunt has sensible readers, including Claire, who traveled either to or from Phoenix on a Southwest 737-800 plane with Daisy, her tricolor Cavalier, and sent a picture:
How familiar … Read more
Reader Ahmé kindly sent me a report about her trip from Grand Rapids, MI to Naples, FL, via Atlanta. She and Thomas, her 17 lb. Miniature Schnauzer, took two flights on Delta, and sat in an aisle seat on both.
Thomas the Miniature Schnauzer, not yet in traveling mode
Thomas “has excellent manners and is quiet and easy going. He shakes a little when we are getting on the plane but settles down once we get situated. The first few flights he … Read more
Just over a year ago, reader Marci sent me pictures of her outing on the Calusa Queen (in Punta Gordo, FL) with Layla, her Yorkshire Terrier. She was also getting ready for her first flight with Layla, and ended up buying a small SturdiBag for her. Here’s what she had to say about that flight, on a Delta 757:
“Well, First Class is not the way to go. I flew on a Delta 757 in First Class with a … Read more
Another Dog Jaunt reader sent in a report, almost a year ago now, about the under-seat space she encountered on an American MD-80, but she was traveling in an Economy seat. There’s a world of difference between Economy and First Class seating — and indeed, often you can’t fit a pet carrier under a First Class seat at all — so I was grateful to hear from reader Kelly, who traveled with her husband and their two dogs (a 17 … Read more
I can’t remember the last time I traveled First Class. Could it have been 30 years ago? Could it have been never? I chose to make First Class reservations on our Delta flight from New York to Tampa because I had the right number of miles, and because Delta’s Economy seat pitch is so evil that after our last flight my husband and I vowed never to fly on the dratted airline again. Why not blow all of our remaining … Read more
Reader Eva took a couple of flights with her cat Bogart last month, and kindly send me a report about the under-seat spaces she encountered. They flew on American, and their planes were a CRJ-700 and an MD-80. Bogart’s carrier is an older hard-sided Petmate Kennel Cab measuring 19″ x 11″ x (just over) 10″ (Eva noted that the current version has slightly different measurements: 19″ x 12.6″ x 10″).
Here’s what she told me:
“The maximum size a carrier can be … Read more
The last piece of the report Jen and Troy sent from their trip to California’s Shenandoah Valley wine country focused on their plane flights from Belllingham to Seattle on a Bombardier Q400 (Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air/Hawaiian Airlines), and from Seattle to Sacramento on a 737 (-800 series).
Bombardier Q400 (Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air/Hawaiian Airlines)
“From Bellingham we boarded a Bombardier Q400 turboprop plane with Sophie in her large SturdiBag. The small seats are four across, in two pairs, and there are about … Read more
This should have been in this past week’s Chloe’s Clicks, but mistakes were made. Remember Truffles, featured (with a chunk of coconut) in a Photo Friday post a short while ago? She and reader Patty made their way from the Bahamas to British Columbia recently, and I want to share three things from their report.
Victoria, B.C. airport (YYJ) pet relief area
First, they sought out the pet relief area at the Victoria, B.C. airport (it’s actually located about 15 miles north … Read more