Cabin cats or cargo cats?
March 10, 2013 9:08 PM Subscribe
My wife and I are moving across the country in a few months with our furballs, Steve
. We're going to fly with them, but I'm not sure if they would be better off with us in the cabin or in cargo. The trip is unavoidably going to involve two flights, the first one will be about 6 to 6:30 hours in length, the second will be 2 to 2:30 hours. The layover between them could be as short as an hour. So total travel time, including getting to/from the airports will probably be around 12-13 hours.
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In favor of the cabin option, they'd be close at hand and we wouldn't worry about them missing the connecting flight. I was thinking we also might be able to let them out in one of those private bathrooms in the connecting airport and, if we've brought some litter and a folding box of some kind, they might be able relieve themselves. Or maybe they'd just be too freaked out. In favor of the cargo option, they'd have larger carriers and could more easily go to the bathroom in the corner of it if they needed to en route. Any thoughts on which is the better option? Have you done one or the other or both? Which do you think would be less stressful and physically uncomfortable for them? Are there other things to consider that I'm not thinking about?