A longer missive about travelling with pets will follow with a long list of do’s, don’ts, general regs, and good ideas but meanwhile…. I present the sleepypod air.
I may not have mentioned but, with our more semi-permanent moves, we tend to carry two cats along with us. These are our tried and tested carriers for in-cabin travel (note that all airlines have different regulations and some do NOT offer in cabin passage for pets at all). The sleepy pods may be a little pricey but are phenomenal for smallish pets (no great danes in these!). The mesh provides some privacy and security to your pet while also adjustable in size to slide comfortably under the seat in front of you. Kermit and Snoopy (our feline cohorts) spent a total of 20+ hours (with great success) in these when we transferred back to the East Coast from Moscow.