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<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070416/ap_on_fe_st/taxi_move_1" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070416/...st/taxi_move_1</a> I thought this was cool. They did it to save their cats the trauma of traveling in a plane's cargo hold. The cab was a hybrid and they have the money to spend so why not?
 

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I didn't know cab drivers would go that far? Surely, they could refuse to leave the state! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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Yeah sure they didn't want to put the cat in the cargo hold. You can take cats into the cabin, hello.<br><br><br><br>
I think they wanted attention - it wasn't about the cat.
 

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I drove a cat i used to have from north dakota to key west once. he absolutely hated the car. even short drives to the park. he'd wine the whole time. i'm suprised their cat dealt with it.<br><br><br><br>
eta: never again and bad idea
 

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when I traveled with my cat in the cabin I was told only one animal was allowed on a flight in the cabin at a time. They have 2 cats so maybe they couldn't have both in the cabin?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah sure they didn't want to put the cat in the cargo hold. You can take cats into the cabin, hello.<br><br><br><br>
I think they wanted attention - it wasn't about the cat.</div>
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I'd be mad as hell if I ended up sharing a cabin with a cat.<br><br><br><br>
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I'd be mad as hell if I ended up sharing a cabin with a cat.<br><br><br><br>
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Me too. I am always terrified that i will get on a plane back to the US and have to be near a cat for the whole 9 hours. Being in an enclosed space with an animal would very likely send me to hospital.<br><br><br><br>
How do you know you are not flying with a cat? We asked on our last flight if they could confirm if an animal was flying in thr cabin but the airline said they couldn't tell us.
 

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they should be able to tell you.....I had to book Chaos on ahead of time. I understand people not wanting to have to have all that recycled airplane air with a critter on board if they have allergies. Chaos just cowered in his carrier the whole trip...I cowered in my seat. No really, I hate to fly and hope I never have to or any of my critters have to again. I hate hate hate it.
 

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How do you know you are not flying with a cat? We asked on our last flight if they could confirm if an animal was flying in thr cabin but the airline said they couldn't tell us.</div>
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I wonder why they can't tell. I'm not allergic to all cats, apparently, but if it's a bad reaction, there's not a lot I'd be able to do on a plane to stop it once it's started. Wheezing, headaches, hyperventilation, scratched cornea (happened at my sister's house)..not cool. If I asked about a cat, was refused the information, and then reacted...I'd talk to a lawyer.
 

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So far it has never happened. But what happens when you book your flight in advance and they tell you it is cat free and then someone else books their cat to fly? The plane may have been safe when you booked your ticket but it is not when you actually fly(this is going to give me nightmares) What if you call the airline the day before you leave to check and now it IS a cat flight---do you cancel your plans? (I am majorly crossing bridges as this has never happened but now I am worried it MIGHT happen)<br><br><br><br>
All your symptoms sound like mine--but can escalate into asthma and not breathing. Not breathing=not cool. I tend to hyperventilate when I feel a reaction coming on and that also brings on my asthma. If exposed for a long time my reaction can go on for DAYS even taking anti-histamines and takes me going to the ER and getting a jab to stop the reaction.<br><br><br><br>
I think the reason they couldn't tell us was because we were flying<br><br>
(In)Continental and they are a sh*te airline but we had frequent flyer miles to use up.
 

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Driving cross country for days is just soooo much less traumatizing for a cat than being in the cabin of a plane for a few hours. Riiight... And why wouldn't they just rent a car if they really wanted to drive? Weird story...
 

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Why drive yourself when you can pay someone else an enormous ammount to do so for you? Too much money, not enough sense.
 

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But if you're so rich, why take a cab and not just rent a car and hire a driver? The car would probably be cleaner...
 

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sheez I swear nobody reads any more. Neither one has a driver's license. I have heard you don't really need one living in New York with all the bus,subway and cabs and all that.
 

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I stand corrected, BerryKat. Especially since i can get everywhere I want with public transport--I know how that is. But yeah, I think a car and driver might have been nicer than a cab. But to each his own.
 

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Sorry didn't mean to sound cranky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I stand corrected, BerryKat. Especially since i can get everywhere I want with public transport--I know how that is. But yeah, I think a car and driver might have been nicer than a cab. But to each his own.</div>
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It was a yellow Toyota Prius cab. I'd ride across the country in that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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