Traveling from Seattle to Tampa recently, Chloe and I occupied the same seat (8F) on two different Boeing 737-800/900 series planes. Please note that that’s an Economy Plus seat — while the under-seat spaces are the same throughout the Coach section, Economy Plus gives you a few more inches of pitch, so you can reach down to your pet more easily. If your budget allows it, it makes a world of difference.
Here’s a seat map from SeatGuru so you can … Read more
Reader Heather recently sent Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page a series of quick reports from the air about the under-seat spaces she and her pup encountered on several domestic United flights. She kindly agreed that I could re-post them here (thanks, Heather!). Not being an obsessed dog travel blogger, Heather didn’t have a tape measure on hand, but you can get an idea of the spaces involved if you know that her pet was traveling in a large SturdiBag carrier, which is essentially … Read more
This started out as a post on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, but reader Marie kindly agreed that I could repost it here on the blog, where it wouldn’t scroll away. Olive is a cross between a Sealyham Terrier and a Connemara Jack Russell Terrier (officially, a “Heritage Connemara Jack Russell,” part of a project to ensure the survival of the Irish Jack Russell). Marie bought the Sleepypod Air (here’s my review of it) in the dark chocolate color — very pretty, … Read more
I’d never flown on a 767 before, and I still can’t decide, two days later, what I thought of the experience. What I do know is that getting a seat in at least Economy Plus is crucial for an international flight with a pet: I walked past the Economy seats on my trip to the bathroom, and the pitch was something terrible. I don’t think I could have managed to reach down to Chloe in the space available.
Happily, I was … Read more
Too many times in the past, I posted airplane under-seat measurements without including a picture of Chloe’s carrier installed under my seat, but slowly I’m filling in the missing pieces. Today’s photos are of her carrier on a United 757-200. For the measurements of that under-seat space, see this earlier post.
The first photo is of her large SturdiBag under an Economy Plus window seat on the port side of the plane (Seat 9A):
I chose to orient her carrier front-to-back, … Read more
I was surprised to read this message, since my husband’s walk-by view of a United 757-200’s under-seat space in First Class had been deeply discouraging. Reader Anne reports, however, that she and Erin, her black & tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, both traveled comfortably in First Class on a United 757.
They flew from Washington D.C. to San Francisco (heading to a dog show in Carmel). Erin, at 15 lbs., fits nicely in a large SturdiBag:
I’m not a bit … Read more
Reader Mia travels frequently with Callie, her small (9 lb., 12″ tall) Cockapoo, and she generously sends me info that she thinks other travelers with dogs will find useful. This time it’s about the under-seat spaces she encountered on a couple of flights on United’s CRJ-700 planes (here’s a link to a floor plan from SeatGuru, so you can follow along):
“I had the good fortune to travel First Class with Callie in her large SturdiBag on a United … Read more
I learn so much from Dog Jaunt’s readers. A case in point: Reader Maria sent me a note last fall, telling me that she had just moved to Doha, Qatar from Colorado with Farrah, her 2.5 year-old Chihuahua, and would I like to hear how it went? I enthusiastically assured her I would, and here’s what she told me.
Choosing flights and prep work
Maria and Farrah flew on United from Denver to Dulles, from Dulles to Dubai, and then on to … Read more
Reader Rafael posted this content on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page, and I immediately asked if I could turn it into a blog post, so it wouldn’t just scroll away into oblivion. I thought there would be many of you who would appreciate hearing how he prepared his pup Chuck Norris to spend extended periods of time in an in-cabin carrier, and how they handled a long international flight together.
Some background: Chuck Norris is a kaninchen Dachshund (slightly smaller than … Read more
In one of those twists of fate, I got a message from a reader asking about traveling with two Pomeranians at once, in a divided bag — and at nearly the same time, reader Debra posted several messages on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page about her recent trip to the Fort Myers/Naples part of Florida with her dogs Raisin and Mia, in a divided large SturdiBag. How lucky is that? I knew there were issues with traveling with multiple pets in … Read more