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    mrsbrune is offline Newbie
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    for the dog owners in the mix

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    would someone suggest an airline that transports dogs from the us to grenada? also, if you have done this, would you give me a rough estimate for such a plane ticket. thanks.

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    please research carefully!

    I am a second term med student with a very large Golden Retriever named Flanagan whom is essentially like a child to me. After spending months weighing the pro's and con's of transporting him last term, I made the WRONG decision and brought him down to Grenada on my BWIA flight from Miami to Trinidad to Grenada. To make a very long and awful story short, do NOT use BWIA! They are not accustomed to transporting animals and although this may sound bias, Airport staff in Trinidad seemed to not only not care about my dog, they seemed to hate animals entirely. (I welcome any info. to the contrary!) Although Flan arrived safely, I feel that this was due to my padding of the pockets of airport personnel, and not to the airlines loving care. I have spoken with many vet. students over the last few months (great people overall who love animals and people!) who have all had wonderful experiences with Amerijet. You can find them online or get their number from SGU's 800 number. There are also several websites you can find on how to transport dog's safely (sticking H20 bottles in their crate, labeling everything, vaccinations, safe crates, etc....) Flying is very traumatic for animals, so please take the time to carefully research the process, but I assure you that once your dog is safely in Grenada you will be very happy the you brought him or her with you! Good Luck!!-Alli
    if you have any more ?'s, my e-mail is [email protected]

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    transporting dogs

    You should fly on a direct flight from the US to Grenada. Whatever you do don't fly through Barbados. Alot of the islanders dislike dogs, especially large breeds. You want to avoid having them handle your animal as much as possible. You might try the USAir flight out of Philly. It's been rumored that Air Jamaica might let pets on their future flights as well, but they don't as yet.

    Also, you should be aware of the fact that American Airlines only allows four pets on the plane leaving Grenada. They do, however, sell more than four pet tickets. This leads to a lot of confusion and anxiety when you leave the island. People have been known to spend the night in the airport so they can be one of the first four people on the flight and have their pet on the plane with them.

    Regards,
    The Trifling Jester

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    Thank You

    thank you...i appreciate it.

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    My Pet Tale

    I would suggest leaving your pet at home if someone will care for him/her.

    Here is my story. I took my cat to Grenada a year ago. I flew Air Jamaica, and Air Jamaica does not transport pets. So I shipped my cat three days early on American/Amerijet. The cost was just under $200 plus around $100 for an in-transit overnight kennel in Miami. About $300 so far.

    I got a call in Grenada saying she had arrived. So I went first to Amerijet to pay a small fee (not too bad so far) then to the airport to collect my cat. There was 50% duty on the cat (as well as dogs and monkeys, just so you know), and since she had no stated value, I was charged 50% of the shipping cost. That's another $100 US! So now we are up to $400! But there was my little feline in her cage meowing, what could I do....It was so stressful.

    But that's not all. I get to the end of fourth term and discover pets are not welcome in St. Vincent. Six month quarantine for pets not from big island like the UK or Australia. Never mind American students have been going to St. Vincent for years. Ok so what now? I hired a vet student care for my cat until I can pick her up on the way back from St. Vincent. This really added up for five months but I was grateful as at this point I have little choice.

    I think it is amazing that the school wants to make the Superdorms "pet friendly" ie. its ok to have small pets. They would be better off working with the Grenadian goverment to reduce customs fees and the St. Vincent goverment to allow students to take their pets. I can tell you from experience it is expensive and not worth bringing a pet over here.

    Good luck.

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    pets

    I tired to find a direct flight to Grenada that I could fly on with my 3 dogs, but it doesn't look like there are direct flights. If I end up attending SGU, I think I will fly them on Amerijet, since I'm too wary of what could happen in a layover, as well as the added stress on them of being transferred between planes, even if they are transferred properly. And then for St. Vincent's, I would likely send them home to my mother for those few months, and try to sneak up to Florida on weekends to see them-- I'm not sure if I could make it for 5 months without them.

    Stac'

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