Alaska Airlines Now Allows Dogs to Travel to Hawaii
The friendly skies have just gotten just a bit more dog-friendly for pet parents who want to travel to Hawaii with their dogs.
Alaska Airlines has implemented a new dog-friendly policy for flights to Hawaii. According to its website, “Effective August 15, 2011, Alaska Airlines will accept cats and dogs only for travel to and from Hawaii.”
Previously, Alaska Airlines’ policy did not allow dogs to fly to Hawaii.
If you choose to travel with your dog in the cabin, he will be considered your carry-on item. The fee to travel with your pet in cabin or in cargo is $100 each way.
The Alaska Airlines policy states, “Pet parents must be 18 years or older to travel with a pet in the cabin and are not allowed to occupy an emergency exit row seat. The First Class cabin can accommodate a total of one small pet per flight, and the main cabin can accommodate a total of up to five small pets per flight. A customer may travel with a maximum of two carry-on kennels/containers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer.”
Be sure to check out Hawaii’s very strict guidelines and quarantine requirements for traveling with your pooch. Hawaii is the only state that is currently rabies-free and wants to keep it that way.