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Air Canada

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Air Canada has the following policies on pet-travel:

Pets are allowed as both carry-on and checked luggage. Restrictions vary for UK and US-based animals, so please refer to their website.

Fees: $50-$100.00 each way as carry-on, depending on itinerary. $105 and up each way as checked baggage ($270.00 international).

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Jet Blue

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Jet Blue has the following policies on pet-travel:

Pets are allowed as carry-on luggage. Restrictions vary for UK and US-based animals, so please refer to their website.

Fees: $100 each way.

Notes:

- Cats and dogs only.

- Four pets allowed total per flight, one per customer.

- Pet and carrier combined must weigh 20 lbs or less.

- One pet per carrier.

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Pet Airways Offers Cats New Travel Option

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Like many pet owners, husband and wife Dan Wiesel and Alysa Binder always included their animal companion -- a Jack Russell terrier named Zoe -- in their family vacations. Too tall to fit under an airplane seat, Zoe inadvertently limited the couple’s destinations to locations within driving range of their Florida home. But in 2005, Wiesel and Binder decided to travel a greater distance. Reluctantly, they flew Zoe in a commercial plane’s cargo hold. “After the plane landed, she just wasn’t the same,” remembers Binder. “It took almost two weeks for her to seem back to normal.”

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Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airlines has the following policies on pet-travel:

Pets are allowed as carry-on only. Restrictions vary for UK and US-based animals, so please refer to their website.

Fees: $75 each way.

Notes:

- Only cats and small dogs are allowed on as carry-on.

- One pet carrier per customer, with a maximum of two pets of same species per carrier.

- Does not require health certificate from veterinarian or vaccination records. However, upon arrival, states may require this information.

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Dogs Live Large at the Affinia Manhattan

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Dogs attending this year’s 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show will be living large at the Affinia Manhattan. The newly renovated boutique hotel in New York City is ramping up a VIPaws Pet Program while it plays host to the nation’s top dogs. This year’s Westminster show will feature 2,845 dogs, as well as welcome mixed-breed competitors for the first time, and will be held at Madison Square Garden (across from the hotel) and Piers 92/94 on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11, 2014. As one of the premier hotels for pets, visiting canines can enjoy culinary delights from the Doggie Delights menu created by Executive Chef Chris Scarpaci of the hotel’s Niles Restaurant & Bar. The menu includes flavor-filled Beef Tips ($10), Sliced Steak ($12) and Grilled Steak ($8).

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