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<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16692478/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16692478/</a> poor pumpkin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> glad she is ok now. I don't trust airlines to fly my babies in the cargo hold ....I have heard too many horror stories. Chaos flew in the cabin with me he hated it but at least I knew where he was and how he was doing.
 

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Ack! This is exactly why I plan on taking my kitties in the cabin with me when I move them. There are way too many horror stories like this.<br><br><br><br>
A few years back I was on a plane and we had landed at a stop along the way. A boy had been travelling alone (with his dog in cargo), and they came on board and asked him to call his dog, which had gotten out of it's crate and was proceeding to run down the runway. I don't know if he ever got his dog back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/furious.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":furious:">
 

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I'm glad there's a happy ending to this story.
 

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me too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i would never fly my cats or dogs on a jet. if i had to move FAR like across sea, then yeah id have no choice really, but they wouldnt be in a cargo hold. If i had to, id pop them on a charter flight for $400 or something in a real pressurized cabin with people going to the same airport that i needed. Although im sure you cant find a flight overnight, youd find one after some searching around. Whats a cat or dog carrier abord their charter flight anyway? 50lbs and maybe meowing and/or barking?
 

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Ahahaha, bull****. I suppose it didn't have any <i>air</i> either?
 

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fyvel said:
Ack! This is exactly why I plan on taking my kitties in the cabin with me when I move them. There are way too many horror stories like this.QUOTE]<br><br><br><br>
Yikes! Does a plane have to tell you that someone is flying with an animal on board or is this one of the other questions I need to ask when I buy a plane ticket?<br><br><br><br>
I have SEVERE animal allergies---being in the same room as a cat or dog can cause me to break out in weeping hives that start on my face and then spread down my throat swelling my airways and blocking my breathing. I don't even have to touch the animal. Just spit and dander and hair that is airborne can do it. I can even have a reaction if the animal had previously been in the room and is no longer there.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't know you were allowed to bring an animal into the cabin of a plane. Yikes. that really scares me.<br><br><br><br>
That saying....I am really glad that poor cat survived and was rescued.
 

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Spidergrrl, I'm pretty sure service animals are allowed on planes. I would definitely ask and then emphasize my allergies before boarding, if I were you.
 

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Yes, animals are allowed on planes. There is simply a kennel fee (about $50, which ticks me off a bit because they're counted as a carry on and have to fit under the seat like other carry on). I'm not sure if this is true for all airlines, but most do allow animals like cats & dogs, as far as I know.<br><br><br><br>
If you were to fly, I would definitely suggest letting the airline know prior to boarding (the farther ahead in advance, the better), just as you would if you had a severe food allergy that could be triggered by foodborne allergens (I was recently on a flight where they made an announcement about someone severely allergic to apples, and not to consume any apples or apple products if you had them with you).<br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure how severe your allergies are: what if someone on the previous flight had had a cat on board? This is something you would have to discuss with the airline. Another thing to consider would be the pets in the airport: people travel with pets all the time, and there are often animals in the airport, in the security lines, etc.
 

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Yes, the reaction I have when an animal has just been in the room and is no longer there is much less than when the animal is there. But yes, if I am on a train and a person with a pet gets on we get to another car as quickly as we can andf then if need be get off at the next stop and catch the next train to our destination.<br><br><br><br>
I am so careful about where I go and what i touch (kids with pets at my school are not allowed to touch me if they have touched their pet before school. This can be hard. There are times when I have been unable to teach a child in small group because just sitting at a table with them brings me out in a rash) but I never thought a plane was one of those unsafe places.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the info.
 
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