Help for getting our Cat from Nicaragua to USA on American Airlines? anybody

Help for getting our Cat from Nicaragua to USA on American Airlines? anybody

I was wondering if anyone had info on getting our cat from Nicaragua to USA on American Airlines. Requirements from vet? Vets that can do this? Anywhere to buy an inexpensive cat carrier?

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check on rules/quarantines on bringing a cat into the U.S., probably varies depending on which state. I am curious to know, so please report back! I brought my cat from California to Nica last year, needed a very specific sized carrier, rabies certification, and $100 for her flight on Continental. Luckily my spoiled american princess has adapted well!

OMG I don't know

what I like better in this pic. You or the kitty!

Ooops did I just say that with my outdoor voice? Well I probably did but who cares? I totally agree with some of the other posts, Check with AA first. If you don't get answers, please let us know!

Help for getting our cat from Nicaragua to USA on American Air

Not sure about American but we take our Pomeranian from the USA to Nicaragua and back all the time on Continental. Check American's web site or call the 800 number for their requirements. Some airlines don't allow pets in the cabin but Continental does. We won't put ours in the luggage compartment under the plane because we've have heard of pets dying.

Continental charges about $250 round trip and they only allow one pet in the cabin per fight (in a carrier under the seat in front of you) so we call first to get him on the plane. Once he's on we take him to our vet within 10 days of traveling for a health certificate. He then gets a little "passport" with a picture.

Comming back we are supposed to take him to a vet within 10 days of traveling to get another health certificate but if you know someone at the airport you can get this done for a little "morbida". The whole process is pretty simple on Continental. Good luck.

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I would think American Airlines would be a good source of information about what is required.

You didn't exactly say, but I assume you would be traveling with the cat, and not sending it on the plane by itself.