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    Default Does This Remind You of Your Last Plane Trip?

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    They're lucky. They didn't have to submit to those TSA idiots.
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    I bet they get into airport, on plane & out of the place quicker than we do.

    Out of curiosity, is this how they are typically shipped in the hold? (I realize that it is not usually full like this) I get that it is best that they don't shift/move around & are held in case of turbulence, but dang, that is a tight squeeze.

    a long flight I imagine they would be tired from having head up so long.



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    Yes that is how they are shipped (Pony shipped in with a load of polo ponies a few weeks ago).

    And it is not easier for cargo, it is actually a bigger pita. Cargo planes don't fly on the same set schedules so you have no idea if they are going until day of when you get the call that the plane is set and there is a crew. Then you show up way ahead of time and wait at the airport forever for the flight. And then the international flights the poor ponies have to go through quarantine (it might be better for strictly equine cargo planes but not the big ones)



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    Cool pic. Would love to be one of the grooms to travel with them but its a bit of a pain to get your foot in the door from what I have read.

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    It depends on where you are shipping from. If you are going from the US to the EU the flights ARE on set schedules and you can book out a couple of weeks to a few months before your flight. I have groomed with Dutta Corp. 6 times (with 3 different airlines; KLM, Lufthansa and Air El Al) and it is so easy, quick, no hassle.

    I have flown with my own (the horses I groomed for) show jumpers returning from CHIO Aachen, and the end of summer rush to come back to the US after the EU show season. I have flown with up to 25 horses with 4 grooms.

    The set up is similar that they are three to a container. But they are enclosed with no neck ropes and the hay net hangs just like a trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks Nest View Post
    Yes that is how they are shipped (Pony shipped in with a load of polo ponies a few weeks ago).

    And it is not easier for cargo, it is actually a bigger pita. Cargo planes don't fly on the same set schedules so you have no idea if they are going until day of when you get the call that the plane is set and there is a crew. Then you show up way ahead of time and wait at the airport forever for the flight. And then the international flights the poor ponies have to go through quarantine (it might be better for strictly equine cargo planes but not the big ones)



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    That's how I felt at Costco yesterday....


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    It looks like the haynets are hanging down. How does that work when they get empty? And how does a horse pee in one of those "tight pack" stalls?
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    the beverage cart must be really tiny to fit down that aisle


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