-For TSA screening, you will be required to remove your pet from its carrier; you can request that TSA screen your pet in a private area. Make sure your pet has an identification tag and leash (in case the animal gets frightened and bolts). After passing through security, pets must remain in carriers and aren’t permitted in airline clubs or lounges.
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TSA advised pet owners to check with their airline before bringing a pet to the airport. Airlines do charge a fee and require reservations, but most will allow small dogs and cats in the cabin of a plane when traveling in hand-held carriers and accompanied by their humans.
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You and your pet are traveling in the cabin of an airplane together. You have checked in at the reservation desk, your pet is quietly lying down in their airline compliant pet carrier, you have tickets and possessions in hand. Everything is going according to plan. You proceed to the TSA security checkpoint. As you wait in the line, you wonder – what is coming next? How will TSA officials deal with your furry traveling companion?
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At the screening checkpoint, take your pet out of the carrier, if possible, and send the carrier through the x-ray. You can then either walk or carry your pet through the metal detector. If you are not able to take the pet or animal out of the carrier, notify the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) of your need for special assistance at the beginning of the checkpoint screening process. At all times, you are responsible for maintaining control of your pet and assisting the TSO in the screening process. Never put a pet into the x-ray!
Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.What I think could definitely be changed in TSA procedure when it comes to advising a pet-carrying passenger of his or her options, is an emphasis on the fact that the pet and the owner can be taken to a private screening room without the necessity of removing the pet and attempting to carry it through the walk-thru metal detector, as two sets of fully extended claws are digging into the passenger’s neck.