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Results of the August, 2002 Survey 

Are you willing to pay Full Fare Coach in order to bring your Dog with you in the airplane cabin? (For example: $2400.00 Round Trip Coast to Coast per person)

No - 33%
Yes - 56%
This doesn't apply to me because my dog is small enough to fit under the seat of a commercial airliner. -11%

If  you answered Yes to the above question, how much extra  would you  pay for your dog?

No Extra Money. - 64%
Up To $150.00 per dog. - 27%
Up To $1000.00 per dog. - 8%
Up To $2500.00 per dog. - 1%

Some Comments Returned with the Survey

We received hundreds of Responses to our survey on air travel  with dogs. We are unable to print all of them, but here are a few. Thanks to all of you who responded.

I would pay full fare for my dog to ride in the cabin with me.

Why couldn't there be the option of buying the seat next to you for a dog. It should work for the side row seats that only have 2 seats.

I travel virtually every week and I take my Yorkie with me on board the plane. I resent having to pay the $100 each way for 'excess baggage' when I am not carrying any extra number of bags.

$1,000 round trip per person + $150 round trip for my 2 dogs, with a discount for any additional dogs.

I would pay the same amount of money that I pay for my seat. For example, if I fly from Ft. Lauderdale to Denver for $320.00 round trip in coach - I would also pay $320.00 for my dog (65lbs) to have a seat next to me. We could even keep them in a carrier throughout the airport and in the plane - to avoid liability issues that the airlines might be concerned about. I would want the dog to be next to me - not in the back by himself.

I would pay the non-refundable fare for my dog just as I would for myself. I wouldn't pay full fare ever.

I would pay the best available fare for the 2 additional seats it would require for my dog to travel comfortably in the cabin.

I would be willing to pay for a coach fare as I pay, say $300. But not $2400..

I am willing to pay the same amount for my dogs' tickets as I pay for mine.

Why should it be full-fare? They don't charge parents of children full fare prices. It should be what fare I could get at the time and possibly a reasonable additional fee for the extra work it may cause.

Willing to pay whatever my fare is!!

I wouldn't ever pay $2400 for a ticket for myself or my dog but I would pay whatever price I get my ticket for, usually $200-$250. He would, of course, be in his own seat next to me for this full fare price, not in a crate in the back of the plane.

Thank you for doing this survey. I would very much like to see dogs permitted in airplane cabins and would use this service at least twice a year for my two dogs.I equate a dog with a child of 10 yrs in terms of airfare and space. (I have large size dogs - Golden Retriever, etc. 75-90 lbs). I would feel most comfortable paying a child's fare for my dog to be in the cabin, but would be willing to pay an adult fare equivalent to the price of my ticket.

A reasonable additional fee is a consideration. Dog crates are rather bulky, so would they be allowed in the rear? My dog is medium-large and very well behaved, as any dog should be if traveling...I have opted to drive rather than use the luggage compartment for my dog. Dogs are part of a family so any thoughts to their comfort is appealing.


My pets are considered family. We always include them whenever we travel. Therefore we never fly.



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