Vebjorn Ljosa wrote:
>> Stay informed about: Sneaking extra birds onto the plane
> We're moving from California to Massachusetts with our four birds
> (Bourke's parakeet, lovebird, green-cheeked conure, African gray). The
> problem is that the airline (U.S. Airways) only allows two pets per
> We have reservations to bring two birds as carry-ons. The plan was to
> have two friends fly on a different flight with the other two birds.
> However, we just found out that they may not be able to after all.
> I'm thinking about putting the three small birds in one carrier
> (partitioned to keep the bourkie away from the other two) and sneaking
> them on as one pet. Has anyone done this?
> Can someone who has flown with birds recently please tell me what to
> expect? How are the birds and carriers inspected by TSA? (Do they
> just look? Metal detector wand? X-ray? Do we take the birds out---
> what if they're flighted?) What does the airline do at check-in, the
> gate, and when we board?
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