Shipping dogs is a fairly easy thing to do but if you are like me, it can be scary. You need an airline approved crate, a health certificate dated within 10 days of travel and an airline reservation at least 24 hours in advance. When your puppy is old enough to ship, I will take care of all of this for you and you will reimburse me the charges. Dogs flown by themselves are shipped with "Cargo", but not all airlines treat them as cargo. Delta & Continental have "Pet" programs where pets are transferred from the plane first and are given the fastest connection times. Continental even has air conditioned vans that the pets travel in when going from plane to plane. If you decide to fly and pick up your puppy yourself, there is still a charge for flying home with the dog. Whether the puppy is small enough to ride under the seat in front of you or have to ride in it's crate under the plane, they are still considered "checked baggage" and assessed a charge.
As prices are subject to change, be sure to contact the individual airline to verify.
Please check the following Airlines for prices.
These are the only Airlines that fly out of Shreveport, LA
Continental Airlines cargo 800-575-3335 Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines 888- 736-8738 or 888-736-3738 Delta Pet First
American Airlines 800-227-4622 American Airlines