If you’ve been keeping up with the blog since it first began, way back on October 17, you’ll remember that I’m toting my pup, Ramone, overseas to England for The Big Move. I’m nervous as can be about it; not about the actual part of having him over there, more so the part of physically flying him on a plane. He’s so little and already nervous as it is, and to find out he’s not able to ride on the plane with me is a little heartbreaking if I’m being honest.
I’ve checked with Delta Airlines (the only way to fly) and I’ve also checked with a few other airlines; it seems as though the United Kingdom will not accept a dog riding in the cabin of the plane when coming from the United States. Sad. Ramone wouldn’t make a peep the whole flight; he’d just sit in his kennel and be nervous but at least he could see me and know that he’s safe. He’ll be completely up to date with shots and all of the requirements of the British Consulate and yet he’ll not be able to ride on the plane with me because of some rule I really do not understand. Apparently people in First Class have to abide by the same rules as me however, I’ve seen a few photos online of those high class first classies with their dogs sitting right next to them. Big dogs, even. No, I don’t know where they were flying to, but still. Sad.
I would like to know WHY my little six-pound dog cannot ride on the plane with me. Not just because there’s a rule, but WHY. What is the reason when he’ll be up to code? What is the reason when he doesn’t even bark. I’m not kidding, my dog doesn’t bark. Tell me why, please?
Now I have to check him as baggage (for $200) and pray they take good care of him. Do you think Delta Airlines would let me ride in the baggage/cargo area with him? … … I didn’t think so either. Sad.
The major bright side is that there’s no longer a requirement for Quarantine; thank God because I would have NEVER put my dog through that. I guess I just have to focus on the bright side and pray little Ramone is tougher than he appears, handling that 8+ hour flight like a tiny little champ. Who knows, maybe he’ll handle those 8+ hours better than his mama.
Hey Delta, I’ll love you forever if you can find a way for me to fly with my little pup beside me.