Policies for pet travel at United Airlines are particularly confusing these days. The airline has announced that they will be conforming to Continental’s PetSafe program as of March 3 due to the merging of these airlines. This will mean that United will no longer offer checked baggage as an option for pet travelers. There will be an exemption for military personnel who have been relocated from Guam.
The March 3 date may or may not be in effect at this point, but we suggest that, if you use United, that you get written verification from United officials if you are attempting to transport your pet as checked baggage.