Alaska Airlines Informative - Flying with Service Dogs
PHOENIX TO SEATTLE -- On June 2nd we were dropped off at the airport by my Mom, and we got there around 3:00 in the afternoon, flight time was 6:47p.m.
We had two service dogs with us...all their gear as well as our two suitcases.
I walked in the door at Alaska Airlines and there was no one in line, so we got there right away, checked in with the dogs and got everything headed to security. When I called to confirm, they said to allow an extra 45 minutes for check-in with the dogs.
After we checked in and got boarding passes, we were asked to have a seat for a few minutes and the person handling the wheelchair for my hubby would be right down...they showed up with TWO wheelchairs so I got to ride too!
We were whisked off to security and flowed smoothly through that, the dogs took it all in stride, as they usually do.
When our flight was boarding we were the first ones on the plane, and one flight attendant wanted the dogs on the floor, however it's hard to put a five pound dog on the floor of a revving plane when its something totally new to them, they were fine in their totes and we just held them a bit closer.
At the end of our flight, we were met by two more wheelchairs and taken to luggage and they then took us out to my son's vehicle. So far...KUDOS Alaska Air....see you the 30th!!!
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