Taking the pet on a trip? DON'T DO IT!!
I visited my sis in New Orleans, who's moving home to Philly this summer. I offered to fly her cat home so Fuzzybutt wouldn't have to suffer the road-trip ordeal.
Can you believe it cost $125 (one-way!) for the cat to be shoved under the seat in front of me?!!
No pretzels. No water. Nuthin. What a scam. Even a child can sit on your lap FOR FREE.
Plus, I felt like an outlaw going through security: they make you hold a clawing, squirming cat while they swab your hands for traces of explosives. Yup, cats can be terrorists, too.
The best - the evil eye from the grouchy passenger that "can't BELIEVE they'd let a cat on the plane! What if I'm allergic?!" He wasn't. Just an ass.
I'll NEVER do that again.