- You can quote me
A few airlines (Delta in particular) allow them in the cabin, in FAA-approved carriers, for a fee.
Most airlines do not allow them in the cabin, and require them to be placed into a heated, pressurized section of cargo also used for dogs and cats. The area is pitch dark and vibrates frighteningly, but it is heated and pressurized.
Not all airlines require this. A very few allow them in the cabin, and they are worth checking around for.
We always travel by car though, never by train or plane.
- Supporter in '11
The pressure change for modern planes isn't very bad at all. Maybe they mean riding in the cargo hold. I can see where that would be bad, especially if it was unpressurized.
Does anyone have experience with flying guinea pigs as checked baggage? I want to be absolutely sure before taking my pigs on a plane. Thanks very much for your help.
She flew Southwest and bought a seat for the pig as well as for herself. The pig was in a small cat carrier and fit under the seat in front of her. My mom is very outgoing and chatty, so quite often, she made friends by educating them about the guinea pig and always was able to get Penelope to "purr". Penelope lived to be for 8 years old before she died a few months ago. Pretty neat guinea pig ambassador, she was...