Join Date: Sep 2014
Dogs Name: Gretchen and Maverick
Titles: CGCA, RE, RATN and Supreme bed destroyer
Dogs Age: 21 mo and 6mo.
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I'm not sure who you're flying with, I fly with Delta. They aren't THAT picky really. I believe my crate is 36Lx27Hx24w. I know G. hits the top because she stands 25.5 at the shoulders. They just want to make sure the dog is comfortable. Also, for Delta at least, they have a policy that they won't fly a dog, in over 80degree temps and under 10 degrees.
One thing I didn't know is you MUST supply a water bowl (this was a no brainer for me) and a food bowl and food (The food is taped to the top of the crate).
LASTLY and MOST IMPORTANT!!!! Be sure, as you're boarding the plane to check with the flight attendant that your dog is on board. I was told this by a friend, who is a flight attendant. On my flight back to CO they almost forgot Gretchen and would have had I not checked. I preboard since I also have a dog as carry on as well, so I could watch them load the luggage, no Gretchen, so I asked the flight attendant, watched her call, watched the puzzled looks on the loaders faces and then 10min. later I see them bring out Gretchen. And, at least in both of my cases, the dog was the last thing loaded after the luggage.