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?
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".)
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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.
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