If you think flying is stressful, just imagine how the experience must impact an innocent, unknowing dog or cat when packed away in the cargo hold of a commercial jet. Air travel, in fact, is not just stressful for animals. It can be dangerous, no matter how smooth the landing, timely the departure or friendly the flight attendants. in the cargo hold of commercial jets are not always friendly; temperatures can fluctuate wildly, noise can be tremendous and air pressure can drop significantly, and pets that are checked into this dark space beneath the passenger cabin sometimes die. In 2011, thirty-five pets died while (or shortly before or after) traveling on commercial flights with U.S. airline companies. Nine animals were injured and two lost entirely. And in 2012, 29 pets died, 26 were injured and one was lost. These numbers should be considered in context; the U.S. Department of Transportation says that travel on commercial flights each year.
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IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG, CAT OR SMALL BIRD
If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved . Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for accompanied pets traveling in the cabin. You must notify Spirit Airlines that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online.
Spirit Airlines will not transport birds to or from Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
Spirit Airlines does not transport dogs, cats or other animals in the cargo hold.
Airline Pet Policy American - Fly Your Dog or Cat Safely - Pet Travel
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets and enforces regulations for the transportation of live animals. These regulations apply to you, the shipper, as well as to the airlines. If you decide to transport your dog or cat by air, there are some points to check for compliance with applicable laws, and to assure the safest and most comfortable trip for your pet.
Airline Pet Policy United Airlines - Fly With Your Dog or Cat Safely