Category Archive: Fly Prepared

Nov 24

Thanksgiving Travelers Facing Tougher Security Measures

Even passengers with TSA Pre-Check might be asked to go through standard checks. Remember that TSA and the U.S. State Department and Homeland Security are trying to keep all of us safe. So do you part, be patient and cooperate when asked to do something you would not normally be asked to do for everyone’s …

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Nov 24

U.S. State Department Issues ‘Worldwide’ Travel Alert

People traveling by air, bus, train and car need to be extra careful during this holiday season. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/state-department-issues-worldwide-travel-alert/ar-BBnn8Uz?ocid=ansmsnnews11 Keep contact information on you and your Service Dogs while traveling. Carry food and supplies in case of longer delays or unexpected emergency situations.

Nov 22

Ellie and I Love JetBlue! Do You Have a Favorite Airlines?

Our JetBlue Favorite Things List” They do not require you to purchase a ticket before being transferred to a “Special Assistant Coordinator” to secure a desired seat for you and your service dog, because…(see number 2) Any phone ticket agent can help book your flight and get your desired seats. You can book on the phone …

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Nov 22

Airports – Animal Relief Areas for Dogs

Be sure to locate all the “animal relief areas” at the airports you and your dog will be visiting during your air travels before you travel. I have included a website that is kept updated on the most current information. http://petfriendlytravel.com/airports Animal Relief Area Options: Many airports do not have an “Animal Relief Area” inside the …

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Nov 22

Delta Airlines Bans Pets From Traveling as Checked Baggage

The days of checking both your suitcase and your pet are coming to an end. Delta Air Lines announced that effective March 1, the airline will no longer accept pets as checked baggage unless the passenger either requires a service or emotional support animal or is a military member with active transfer orders. After Delta’s …

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May 10

Ways to Communicate Your Special Needs to a TSA Officer

We are all unique individuals coming from a diverse multicultural society. We have different beliefs, concerns and ways of doing things. Many of us deal with disabilities both visible and invisible. TSA has been working with many organizations, companies and individuals through coalitions to learn how to improve their workforce to respectfully communicate and handle …

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Jan 12

Emergency Preparedness

Whatever modes of transportation we choose to use when we travel with our Service Dog, we need to be prepared for the possibility of encountering an incident of being injured and/or faced with being involved in an emergency evacuation. A great way to be prepared is to gain knowledge and skills through becoming certified in “Pet CPR, First-Aid …

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Nov 08

TSA Security Screening for Diabetic Passengers Traveling with a Service Dog

In support/recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month the Transportation Security Administration Disability Branch has developed a “What to Expect” document they would like to share. The document provides general information about “What to Expect” in the screening process and also includes sections on “What to Know” and “What to Remember”. The intent of the document is …

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Oct 29

Do Your Part for Safe Air Travel by Being Prepared

Maintaining security and safety that continues to plague the air travel industry is a challenge faced by all personnel in this field and the people who use it. Though flying can still be a fun adventure, it is no longer the carefree experience we once remembered before 9/11. Now we are faced with being inspected, …

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