Travel with Pets - Transatlantic in-cabin pet?
I am looking into flying from the U.S. (IAH) to Germany (FRA) with a 9 lb dog as an in-cabin pet. The Continental web site simply says to call Reservations on the phone for information on international in-cabin pet travel.
I was told by a CO rep on the phone that Continental does not allow in-cabin pets on flights to Germany. Is this really the case?
Which airlines do allow in-cabin pets on transatlantic flights?
Oct 19, 11, 10:03 pm
Try Lufthansa instead. They seem to take pets in cabin of your little dog's weight. See here: http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/us/info_and_services/baggage?nodeid=1769643&l=en
Make sure that your flight is not a codeshare that is really operated by Continental before you book!!!
Oct 20, 11, 7:26 am
I would also investigate Delta.
Oct 20, 11, 12:37 pm
After a lot of time calling the airlines:
DO allow transatlantic in-cabin pets: Delta, United, Lufthansa
Do NOT allow transatlantic in-cabin pets: American, Continental, U.S. Airways
Continental charges $125. Lufthansa charges $100. Unfortunately, for a code share itinerary that has several operators, it seems you have to pay each operator's fee. (Typically the fee covers unlimited segments "in one direction".)
Oct 21, 11, 6:25 am
DL charged me $125 for my in-cabin cat for a TATL flight in June. I connected to a DL codeshare (Czech Airlines) in PRG and fully expected to have to pay them too. When I went to the gate and they saw I had the cat, they asked if I had paid for the cat. Being groggy after a long TATL flight I said yes (I had paid in the US) and they just let me through the gate security with the cat. They didn't ask for a receipt. I was lucky and saved around 35 Euros.