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dudewannabe 01-15-2019 05:19 PM

Atlas, Southern or Kallita guys.....
 
Hi Fellas,

Just a quick question to anyone who might be in the know. I want to jumpseat to Asia, specifically Hong Kong, with a small dog. My company doesnt allow this. Do you guys have any policy against such practice? Assuming all paperwork and requirements are met to import a pet to said country.

A few passenger airilnes do allow them in the cabin but my little guy is just 1 inch too tall and will not fit under the seat per the airline's criteria. Not sure if they'll be sticklers over this but looking around for Plan B just in case.


Thanks!

PotatoChip 01-15-2019 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dudewannabe (Post 2743747)
Hi Fellas,

Just a quick question to anyone who might be in the know. I want to jumpseat to Asia, specifically Hong Kong, with a small dog. My company doesnt allow this. Do you guys have any policy against such practice? Assuming all paperwork and requirements are met to import a pet to said country.

A few passenger airilnes do allow them in the cabin but my little guy is just 1 inch too tall and will not fit under the seat per the airline's criteria. Not sure if they'll be sticklers over this but looking around for Plan B just in case.


Thanks!

FWIW, I've never seen an airline measure a dog. And secondly, if they do, just push dog down a bit...

dudewannabe 01-15-2019 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by PotatoChip (Post 2743785)
FWIW, I've never seen an airline measure a dog. And secondly, if they do, just push dog down a bit...

Well they might measure the carrier and if he stands up and his head touches they might deny.

but I hope you are right.

wrxpilot 01-15-2019 07:43 PM

We had to do this with our dogs, and used Cathay. The dogs unfortunately have to go in cargo (HKG requirement), but Cathay was easy to deal with and treated them well.

HappyTrails 01-15-2019 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudewannabe (Post 2743747)
Hi Fellas,

Just a quick question to anyone who might be in the know. I want to jumpseat to Asia, specifically Hong Kong, with a small dog. My company doesnt allow this. Do you guys have any policy against such practice? Assuming all paperwork and requirements are met to import a pet to said country.

A few passenger airilnes do allow them in the cabin but my little guy is just 1 inch too tall and will not fit under the seat per the airline's criteria. Not sure if they'll be sticklers over this but looking around for Plan B just in case.


Thanks!

What dumba... tries to travel JS or non rev with a dog 🤦*♂️🤦*♂️. You are already exercising a PRIVILEGE, and want to introduce an animal into the equation? Talk about lack of common sense!! OMG 😳

howardhughes8 01-15-2019 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudewannabe (Post 2743747)
Hi Fellas,

Just a quick question to anyone who might be in the know. I want to jumpseat to Asia, specifically Hong Kong, with a small dog. My company doesnt allow this. Do you guys have any policy against such practice? Assuming all paperwork and requirements are met to import a pet to said country.

A few passenger airilnes do allow them in the cabin but my little guy is just 1 inch too tall and will not fit under the seat per the airline's criteria. Not sure if they'll be sticklers over this but looking around for Plan B just in case.


Thanks!

First of all, you do know that JS is a privilege, not a right? I would think that anyone with common sense would abstain from complicating things and pushing the issue, and “abuse” the use of the JS. Sometimes you gotta wonder 🤦 what this world has come to.

tengssuuciurta 01-15-2019 09:40 PM

Are you really asking if you can bring a pet on an international cargo jumpseat?

Albief15 01-15-2019 09:45 PM

As a guy who brought an Aussie puppy over back in April, I understand your desire to keep the pet with you and make it work. I don't think a jumpseat is a viable answer, and the potential legal disaster for the crew and airline when you get to Hong Kong would damage j/s arrangements for years to come. The dogs have to clear customs and go through the proper channels.

I used Cathay. The dog will NOT go to baggage claim, but will go to customs near the cargo ramp where they process animals. In my case, despite having been vaccinated for rabies and microchipped, the customs vet or vet tech gave the dog ANOTHER shot and another microchip? Why? Dude--its China. They do whatever they want... Dog was no worse for wear, however, and after leaving a deposit to register his complaint about the indignity we loaded up and went home uneventfully.

Its not a cheap process, but I got the vibe Cathay does this all the time and they seem good at what they do. Good luck with your move.

Elevation 01-16-2019 02:14 AM

Definitely don't try to jumpseat with your dog. Even if you list and show with paperwork, it makes enough extra consdieration for a person like me to say no.

It would stink to show at some cargoport to jumpseat with your pet just to wind up at the bottom of the air-stairs without a ride. I just turned 40 myself, so maybe my latent laziness is turning me into a curmudgeon.

dudewannabe 01-16-2019 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by howardhughes8 (Post 2743918)
First of all, you do know that JS is a privilege, not a right? I would think that anyone with common sense would abstain from complicating things and pushing the issue, and “abuse” the use of the JS. Sometimes you gotta wonder 🤦 what this world has come to.

Where did I say it was a right? Understanding that it is absolutely not a right is exactly why I posted the question. English comprehension isn't your forte now is it?

Thanks to everyone else for chiming in.


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