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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
I think you would be very lucky to find an airline or ship which will transport a rodent.
While maybe not for pets and not of much use for the OP, there are cases such as lab rats and mice. In the example I was told about the airline removed seats at the back of economy to house them and allow staff to tend to them during the 24h trip. These were special genetically identical mice used for medical research.
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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 6:09 pm
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Taken in isolation I agree, but you omitted the justification I gave, that small animals take a lot more comfort in being in a dark hidey-hole than you or I would. And while the duration might be a bit longer, I don't think that thunder storms cause guinea pigs to drop dead in large numbers - scary, maybe, but not fatal.
Yes of course I noted your justification, but I don’t agree. You may not have travelled in cattle class on a wide body rear seat, but the noise level for a timid breed during take-off must be horrendous particularly in a non-soundproofed hold. Much worse than a thunderstorm I’m sure.
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..... You may not have travelled in cattle class on a wide body rear seat, .....
I always* travel cattle class, usually wide-body, and always as far back as I can find a seat.

* As far as I can remember I have only traveled anything other than cattle class on four flights, the most recent being in 2006.
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So, apart from arguing about how scared a guinea pig might be in a crate in the hold, here's something that might actually be useful - it appears, on a quick scan through the list, that Finnair and Iberia will allow guinea pigs to travel in the cabin. Of course there is the issue of getting the guinea pigs from the UK to departure from Helsinki or Madrid, as you still can't fly them in the cabin out of the UK.

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Old Jul 23rd 2020, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I always* travel cattle class, usually wide-body, and always as far back as I can find a seat.

* As far as I can remember I have only traveled anything other than cattle class on four flights, the most recent being in 2006.
For an upgrade, you should have presented your military I/D at check-in.

In cattle, as far back as possible, might be the safest, but also the noisiest.

BTW, I’m not arguing, just voicing my opinion.
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Try shift them onto family/friends/neighbors or discuss further options with a vet.
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Try shift them onto family/friends/neighbors or discuss further options with a vet.
Further options???
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Further options???
I assume he means some kind of shelter. Not the ultimate option.

Maybe the vet could tranquilize them even? You don't know until you ask.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
So, apart from arguing about how scared a guinea pig might be in a crate in the hold, here's something that might actually be useful - it appears, on a quick scan through the list, that Finnair and Iberia will allow guinea pigs to travel in the cabin. Of course there is the issue of getting the guinea pigs from the UK to departure from Helsinki or Madrid, as you still can't fly them in the cabin out of the UK.
i know a colleague who took a ferry to Finland with her two cats, in order to then be able to buy a seat for them in the cabin with Finnair.
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i know a colleague who took a ferry to Finland with her two cats, in order to then be able to buy a seat for them in the cabin with Finnair.
Now, that’s what I call an animal lover👍👍, but I have to say I would not be impressed by sitting next to a couple of cats during a transatlantic.
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Now, that’s what I call an animal lover👍👍, but I have to say I would not be impressed by sitting next to a couple of cats during a transatlantic.
Unless you're allergic, I don't see the problem. Cats are very quiet animals.
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Unless you're allergic, I don't see the problem. Cats are very quiet animals.
Wouldn't be bothered by a cat in a box, but if one was out next to me in the cabin I wouldn't be all impressed.
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I can't imagine for a second that a cabin transported animal is allowed to be removed from its cage....
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Unless you're allergic, I don't see the problem. Cats are very quiet animals.
Some might be, but not all. One of mine is a shouter, if we take her in the car to the vets she will not stop meowing the whole way there/back, and during. And if a cat needs the toilet halfway across the Atlantic, that's going to stink the cabin out.
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True enough!
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