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Posted By Nekoluvr on 02-05-2012 4:18 PM
I have never taken my cats in cabin, but have done 3 flights with mine in cargo. Our first flight was from Mobile, Alabama to here, Yokohama. My suggestion would be check with the vet. I was told by my vet on the way here ( she specialized in cats) Do not feed them the night before flying, only water. Ours were fine in their kennel carriers and did not even use the bathroom at all...total time they were in their carriers were about 18 hrs. They did spend about 15 mins. In litter box when we got to our house. Might want to check with airlines too about taking litter on the flight. Security might take it from you...never heard of anyone doing that before. Also how would you do that unless you took a litterbox with you? Attendants might not let you take your pet into bathroom...I would check first. Make sure your carrier is airline approved too. Good luck
Posted By octobersongs on 04-30-2012 9:24 AM
It is a soft mesh carrier. But it doesn't fold to collapse, which is fine for us. The carrier is a nice size. It's a the max for the measurements that airlines allow. Again, I'd check the JAP airline because they are so strict. I'm happy with it and it's held up since 2006 like brand new. If you're wanting to splurge on comfort for your cat, check out the "sleepypod air" or "sleepypod atom". Those are both comfy carriers that are airline friendly, but they are EXPENSIVE. $150ish. In the delta carrier he did have enough room to stand up and turn around, but I feel bad that he's cooped up, so I always take him out and will do that on our flight to Japan this summer, even if it's just in the bathroom. Depends who is sitting around me.
I shave him because #1, I am allergic lol! Also, he gets knots every 6 months. He also naturally sheds so I'll find huge balls of fur. He seems to really like the shave. He rubs himself like he's in ecstasy haha. We shave him in the summer so he's cool, even tho he's an indoor cat. Shaving has worked out great for us. If you consider it, make sure the vet knows what's up. We had a vet in Italy that just HAD to sedate him in order to shave him. I said no way.
Posted By felinious on 07-14-2012 8:28 AM
Call the airline. United let us fly to Japan with our cat in the cabin with us.