Travel with Pets - Dogs in Heathrow
Jul 23, 11, 4:06 pm
I'm flying out of Heathrow on LH to FRA and then JFK with my dog and wanted to know what to expect at the airports.
Will the LH lounge at Heathrow T1 allow me to take the dog in? I think I read somewhere that they take the dog from you till it's time to board- but that would just be a nightmare if that's true.
And same goes for the FRA airport- would I be able to take the dog in its carrier to the lounge? Although, may be for the dog's sake, better to just walk around outside during layover, I suppose.
Anyone done layover trips with their dog? It's not something I'm looking forward to at all and wouldn't do if not necessary. :(
I can't comment on the lounges but last April one of my puppies flew as carry on baggage with LH from LHR to DEN via FRA. The pup stayed with its owner throughout (they used a small room at LHR security to take the pup out of the carrier so that the bag could be checked). Previously when my puppies have gone to the US using US based carriers the pups have been taken away at check in and reunited with the owner on the plane but that didn't happen this time.
Hope this helps.
Aug 7, 11, 4:40 pm
Whew. That's a relief to hear. I don't mind if I'm not allowed in the lounges. Small price to pay to have my dog with me and not in cargo, which is how she had to come into the UK.
But hearing all those cat posts in the other thread, I'm praying my dog behaves, which she usually does but this is such a new situation, who's to know?
Oct 16, 11, 4:50 pm
Thanks for the post. I'm traveling soon with my dog in the cabin out of heathrow and was wondering how it all went? If you don't mind can you give me the details? Suggestions? Very appreciated!
Oct 22, 11, 12:11 pm
I am planing to travel with my dog in cabin first week of November, if If you fly before that can you give me some tips? I'll make sure to update all treads here after my trip ;)
leaving Heathrow to go to Brazil! via Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
Nov 17, 11, 3:53 pm
Travelled out from Heathrow to Brazil via Lufthansa (London-Frankfurt-Rio de Janeiro)
all went well , no worries at Heathrow...
when we get to the scan area, the officers let me pass and they took my dag and bag outside...we went to a little room where I took off my dog from the bag and they went back with the bag to sacn while I was waiting with my dog and an officer in this little room...this all was very quick, they brought my bag back and we left... let me know if you need more details..good luck!