TSA finds dog in checked luggage
Each airline has its own rules about how to bring a small dog in the cabin or a larger dog in its crate with the checked luggage.
Not in the checked luggage, as an independent Chihuahua discovered on Tuesday.
The dog was discovered in its owner’s checked luggage by Transportation Security Administration officers at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York.
Luckily for the dog, the TSA screens all checked luggage. The officers in search of more dangerous items found the dog and called the owner, who had not intended to bring her darling dog on her Tuesday trip. The woman’s husband took the misbehaving pooch home.
The TSA’s security procedures do not prohibit you from bringing a pet on your flight, but a more breathable crate is suggested.
On the other hand, traveling with torch lighters that look like grenades? Those are always prohibited.