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Old Nov 5, 19, 3:46 am
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BSL
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The dog will be checked through and pass immigration in ARN, if you don't specify otherwise. Behind the scenes in FRA, he/she will be unloaded from the JFK-FRA flight, brought to the animal lounge and then loaded onto the ARN flight. The animal lounge is a very professional facility, and LH has a good reputation and track record of how they treat animals.. .
If you don't trust LH to handle the connection correctly, you could book a later ARN flight - there's 802 at 10:20, giving you a 4.5-hour connection and 806 at 1pm, giving you a 6.5-hour connection - and short-check the crate to FRA where you'd pick it up, pass immigration/customs/anmal inspection (which will likely be a two-minute affair; the USDA/APHIS paperwork for Sweden is also accepted in Germany) go for a nice long walk in the forests surrounding the airport and then check him/her back in.
Honestly, if you know that your dog can 'hold it' for the close to 12 hours he/she'll be confined to their crate, I`d just get it over with and keep the short connection. I`ve flown with dogs on LH often and never had any issues with mishandling.
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