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    • slinga
    • By slinga 8th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    Dogs on planes
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:47 AM
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    Dogs on planes 8th Sep 17 at 10:47 AM
    Have I missed something.
    Are dogs allowed in the passenger cabin these days?
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    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 8th Sep 17, 10:53 AM
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    I've seen them in America
    travelover
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 8th Sep 17, 10:56 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 10:56 AM
    I know BA do it for assistance dogs, not sure about your regular pooch.

    https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/disability-assistance/travelling-with-your-assistance-dog
    • slinga
    • By slinga 8th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:05 AM
    This wasn't asistance dog it was a smallish dog though, pug faced.
    Only saw it and owner in departure lounge of Madrid airport but it must've been going to get on a plane.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 8th Sep 17, 11:07 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:07 AM
    Seems ok on Iberia.

    http://www.iberia.com/gb/fly-with-iberia/pets/
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 8th Sep 17, 11:08 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:08 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:08 AM
    Yes, Dogs and cats are allowed on planes. They can sit at their owners feet.
    • Soot2006
    • By Soot2006 8th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
    Small dogs are allowed in the cabin. Bigger dogs have to go in a special crate in a special part of the hold.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 8th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 12:10 PM
    Apparently, particularly in the US, some people are claiming they have 'service' dogs. This allows them to take them into the cabin and avoid paying a fee for the dog and lets the dog travel without being in a cage

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31646970

    I can't think of much worse than loose dogs in planes.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 8th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
    I can't think of much worse than loose dogs in planes.
    Originally posted by martindow
    I can think of at least two things that could be worse.

    Groups of drunks going off for a hen/stag party or football match,
    &
    obnoxious and loud 7/8/9 year olds running up and down the aisles screaming and shouting and knocking into everyone in an aisle seat.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 8th Sep 17, 1:42 PM
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    I can't think of much worse than loose dogs in planes.
    Originally posted by martindow
    You obviously haven't watched this then .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVihw6mUrGw
    • John259
    • By John259 8th Sep 17, 2:25 PM
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    One of these might not be welcome either:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBj6905o8CA
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 8th Sep 17, 2:34 PM
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    I can't think of much worse than loose dogs in planes.
    Originally posted by martindow
    I have an bad allergy to dogs so if there was one anywhere near me then I'd spend the whole flight sneezing.
    • FBaby
    • By FBaby 8th Sep 17, 3:41 PM
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    Yes saw this on my last trip to the USA. The lady said her dog travelled everywhere with her in the cabin. He wasn't overly keen to get in its box but she said he always slept through it.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 8th Sep 17, 6:19 PM
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    I can think of at least two things that could be worse.

    Groups of drunks going off for a hen/stag party or football match,
    &
    obnoxious and loud 7/8/9 year olds running up and down the aisles screaming and shouting and knocking into everyone in an aisle seat.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    Think I'd prefer that to a dog having a crap next to me in the aisle. Or what happens if the dog needs to relieve itself? Does it queue for the toilet?
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 8th Sep 17, 7:03 PM
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    A friend of mine brought a cat back from Greece in the cabin. I can't remember which airline it was though.



    Random pic from Google
    Last edited by Gloomendoom; 09-09-2017 at 9:22 AM.
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    • runningben16
    • By runningben16 8th Sep 17, 7:27 PM
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    Have I missed something.
    Are dogs allowed in the passenger cabin these days?
    Originally posted by slinga
    Yep, seen it plenty of times in Scandinavia. Nobody bats an eyelid.
    • maisie06
    • By maisie06 8th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    Rather have dogs on planes than children!! They are far more well behaved and quieter for a start!
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 8th Sep 17, 9:53 PM
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    Rather have dogs on planes than children!! They are far more well behaved and quieter for a start!
    Originally posted by maisie06
    They don't tend to have fleas, worms, or defecate in public though.
    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 8th Sep 17, 10:40 PM
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    Yep, seen it plenty of times in Scandinavia. Nobody bats an eyelid.
    Originally posted by runningben16
    So how does that work with quarantine? I'm never knowingly within 10m of a dog due to my allergies so I really have no idea what the procedure is. I'd be amazed if you could fly from the UK to the US with a dog on your lap and just walk through passport control.

    Of course there are some countries where a dog on board would just be the inflight catering...
    • sidefx
    • By sidefx 8th Sep 17, 10:55 PM
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    So having a dog at your feet, and the person sat next to you being unable to exit the plane in an emergency due to 'a dog in the way' and duly burning to death or similar, is a good idea?

    It makes a mockery of restrictions on hand luggage.

    At least that goes in an overhead locker.

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