Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Pack Your Pets by Mistake

DogDon’t Pack Your Pets by Mistake
A post on the TSA’s Instagram account (yes, it has one) last Friday shared a story in which a woman’s chihuahua turned up in her bag—by accident.

Apparently, the tiny dog had climbed in unnoticed while she was packing, and it was only at LaGuardia, when TSA was checking the bag, that the dog was found. The surprised woman then called her husband, who arrived soon after to bring the dog home.

Traveling with your pet is fine, and as CNN notes, permitted in the air by the TSA. But to ensure there are no surprise trips, and for the good of your best friend, make sure to doublecheck your bag for pets before you head off for the airport!

More: Where to take your dog in Santa Barbara.



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2 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Pack Your Pets by Mistake"

  1. William Chinn | March 9, 2015 at 2:37 pm | Reply

    My wife was packing for a trip taking a couple of hours with her suitcase on the floor. Having gone through this before our dog, Max, did not want to be left / boarded. He sat in the corner of my wife’s luggage with his favorite toy in his mouth giving her his best “poor me” look.

  2. Luckily they found the pet and hopefully it wasn’t a “mistake/non mistake” type. Animals wouldn’t survive in the baggage section of a plain, they would freeze!

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