Be it for vacation, visiting family, etc., more and more pet owners are choosing to take their pets (which are different from Service Animals) with them on airplane flights. In fact, in the United States alone, over two million pets, mainly with with fur or feathers, are transported by air every year. Many are put into cargo and we all know the problems that can sometimes cause. However for smaller pets, it’s becoming a regular occurrence for them to fly in the cabin. Here are the carriers who not only accept pet travel with open paws, but even give them rewards for their travel:
New Yorkers are a breed unto themselves. And I can say that because I lived in New York for the first 35 years of my life (Brooklyn and Staten Island, REPRESENT!). As a general rule, we’re quick. We’re street smart. And we understand the system, to the point of knowing how to work it to our advantage. Or if not, at least how to work it over. 😉
So when the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority – they oversee the public transportation system of subways, trains, buses, etc, in 12 counties in lower New York, including the 5 boroughs of NYC) updated their rules to say, “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” (Section 1050.9, section H, paragraph 1) New Yorkers stepped up to the challenge. Take a look…
Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
A few years ago, Joe and I used a couple we selected from Trusted Housesitters to watch our house and dog when we were going to be out of town for 3 weeks. We had a huge list of “dog things” written for them, including info on food and medications, favorite toys, etc. We also included her medical history and contact information for both her regular vet and our local after-hours emergency vet of choice, in case something happened and she needed medical treatment while we were away.
Meanwhile, fast forward to today and I saw one of those realty TV shows about an animal medical center and a new patient they had who was there with its people while they were on vacation. That got me to wondering what’s out there to help you if you’re traveling with your pet and you have a pet emergency? How do you know where to go?
Turns out, not surprisingly, there’s a website that can help!
Woo hoo, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- The Platinum Pro status American Airlines gave Sharon for what appears to be no reason at all.
- You can now use IHG points at Kimpton hotels, but for how much?
- What to do with your pet(s) if you love to travel.
- The story of when a rental car company overcharged a guy for tolls, and what he did to try to rectify it.
- His musings about why banks seem to make everything so difficult.
And Sharon wrote about:
- The 2018 DVC exclusive Moonlight Magic event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and how it compared to the 2017 version of the event.
- Spirit Airlines is now on time more than two major airlines (Spoiler: we’ll still make fun of them!).
- The new Department of State travel advisories for U.S. travelers.
- Some incredible man made white water rapids for adventurous types.
- An update on Homeland Security’s January 22 deadline for Real ID.
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