I would like to take my doggie with me next time I go to Florida to visit my dad. I usually take the train (I am unable to fly), but the Amtrak folks say they don’t allow pets at all. Neither do the Greyhound bus folks. I cannot drive. Is there ANY way for me to take my doggie with me?
Most fights I would have thought allow pets to travel.
I have travelled (flown) all over Australia with my pets regularly (when moving or going on some holidays).
My cats travelled as "hand luggage".
It is very cheap that way, because they were small.
Small dogs can travel that way too, so long as their carrier is small enough (cat crate size from memory).
They get called "hand luggage", but get checked in the same way you check your bag when you check yourself in. (I did feel stange walking through the terminal with my cat the first time).
Although called ‘hand luggage’, they travel in the cargo (bag) section of the plane with you on your flight, so they do not have to travel on a different day. It is FAR cheaper that way, but if you travel a pet on a different day to yourself, it becomes expensive, as they are no longer considered your hand luggage.
My dogs, because they are large, get checked seperately in at cargo, about an hour or so prior to me checking myself in. They also travel in cargo on your flight. But because they are large and therefore checked in separately, it is more expensive.
You can only travel with a dog inside the plane with you at your seat, if it has specific qualifications, such as a guide dog.
Sorry I just realised you said you couldn’t fly, but you certainly could fly your pets, while you travel by train.
Just ring and ask them about travelling your dog.
They will let you know all the fees etc.
However, I would imagine that you can travel your pets quite easily by train, just by checking them as cargo, the same way as with a flight.