Pet Travel Q&A: “Can My Dog Fly in the Cabin?”

Hi PetRelocation,
I must have my dog Wesley traveling with me in the cabin, not in the hold. I need him to be with me, as I get panic attacks when flying and he helps enormously to calm me down. He is a very well behaved, non-aggressive dog, loved by everyone who knows him.
Hi Silver,
Thank you for your inquiry! Whether or not your dog flies in the cabin or cargo completely depends on the rules of the airline you fly with. Generally speaking, pets usually need to go in the cargo hold on international flights, but you're welcome to check around to find out what your options are.
For pet travel to the United States from the UK, we often use British Airways (which only allows registered assistance dogs in the cabin -- see the British Airways website to find out more). If your dog is a registered assistance dog you will have different options overall, but again, check with the airline to find out exactly what you'll need to do.
We'd like to suggest looking over these pet travel tips as well as the pet import requirements for the United States as you start to plan your trip. United, KLM and Lufthansa are also airlines that we consider pet friendly, and it's important to work on crate training your dog before the trip in order to make sure he's as comfortable as possible.
If you think you'd like some help with your move, you're welcome to contact us for a consultation. Hope this helps, and good luck with your trip!
Pet Move Question Details:
Name: Silver
Move Reason: Work
From: London, UK
To: Los Angeles, USA
Pet: Wesley, well behaved mini dachshund, 10 years old weighing 6 kilos


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