Learn about traveling with your pet on American Airlines

“We have confirmed there were no pets on Flight 1549,” US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant said.
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IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
Bangkok Airways does not allow dogs, cats or other animals to travel in the cabin of the aircraft.

CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
If your pet is flying with Bangkok Airways, if it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, your pet will be transported in the cargo section of the aircraft according to Bangkok Airways' regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on .

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a that is IATA compliant. Learn more about We also suggest that you consider for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your pet to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. .



HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Many airlines require a indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Bangkok Airlines when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.
Wondering if any pets were traveling in the cargo hold beneath the cabin of US Airways Flight 1549?
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No dangerous dogs, Bulldog breeds or Pugs are not permitted. Other snub nosed pets must travel in crates at least 10% larger than normally required. Snub-nosed dogs will be transported in larger crates than normally required on routes where the temperature does not exceed 75°F. British Airways considers the following breeds as snub nosed: Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Pekinese, and Shih Tzu. “We have confirmed there were no pets on Flight 1549,” US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant said.
Photo provided by FlickrNo pets are allowed to travel in the cargo compartment on US Airways or US Airways Shuttle flights.
Photo provided by FlickrIf you are headed to any of these US Airways destinations, carry-on pets are not allowed:
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Unlike some other airlines, US Airways doesn’t transport pets in the cargo compartments of its aircraft, Durrant went on to explain. Dogs, cats and other pets would only have been allowed in the passenger cabin – and this particular flight had none aboard.
Pets are not accepted in the aircraft cabin. Pets must be booked to travel with British Airways World Cargo, and they will be carried in the aircraft hold. OpenSkies is a BA subsidiary that operates direct flights between Paris and New York. If your cat or dog weighs less than 6kg (13.2lb) they can travel with you in Eco (economy) and Prem Plus (premium economy). British Airways is part of the which allows cats and dogs from certain countries to enter the UK without the need for quarantine.Unlike some other airlines, US Airways doesn’t transport pets in the cargo compartments of its aircraft, Durrant went on to explain. Dogs, cats and other pets would only have been allowed in the passenger cabin – and this particular flight had none aboard. You cannot make a reservation for your pet on the flight when traveling in the cabin. You must show up at the gate early enough to get one of the slots available for pets on your flight. If all of the slots are full, then your ticket can be cancelled and a credit will be issued for a future flight.

US Airways has announced that they will allow passengers traveling with pets in the cabin to purchase an additional seat if one passenger is traveling with 2 pets. The additional pet must still be stowed under the seat in front of the seat purchased, and all rules for carry-ons still apply. British Airways does not permit pets to travel in the cabin with the exception of medically approved service animals. (Seven day notice required) First point of entry must be London Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester (accompanied pets only). Pets in the passenger cabin are permitted based on availability. You cannot book a pet travel online so you should call US Airways Reservation to book your pet travel. Also, when traveling with your pet, you must check-in with an agent at the airport.