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    Are any international airlines flying into Chiang Mai regularly now?

    Shhez.

    I’m starting to look at airline tickets from the USA and I have a small problem, my dog. She’s a chihuahua and I will be carrying her in the cabin. Looks as though all the international flights are coming in through Bangkok and switching to a Thai carrier. That doesn’t work for me because the Thai domestic carriers don’t allow my dinky doggy in the cabin.

    Anyone know of any international flights directly into Chiang Mai now or anytime in the next couple of months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Shhez.

    I’m starting to look at airline tickets from the USA and I have a small problem, my dog. She’s a chihuahua and I will be carrying her in the cabin. Looks as though all the international flights are coming in through Bangkok and switching to a Thai carrier. That doesn’t work for me because the Thai domestic carriers don’t allow my dinky doggy in the cabin.

    Anyone know of any international flights directly into Chiang Mai now or anytime in the next couple of months?
    No direct to CM flights as far as I know and yes, domestics make you put pets in baggage.

    I know will add 7 hrs to an already long trip but your best option is land transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    That doesn’t work for me because the Thai domestic carriers don’t allow my dinky doggy in the cabin.
    Suggestion. Thai Smile: https://www.thaismileair.com/en/BaggagePolicy

    The Company reserves the right not to allow the passenger to bring any pet on board in any case except for the pet which has been trained to take care of disable person.

    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Problem: Organizers at the event my daughter wanted to attend before visiting us would not permit dogs. However, “Service Dogs” were.

    Solution: Amazon and two days, she has a service dog.


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    If I have to do land transport I’ll overnight in Bangkok.

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    ^ seems like your best bet MK from what i can find out. A day or so in BKK to get over the flight and a leisurely trip up. I doubt you'll get away with a chihuahua as a dog for the blind or knock her out and wear her like a stole.

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    I know Scoot were but not sure if they still are or their pet policy.

    Added: Aha, some bullshit maybe required. Unless it really is a service or emotional support chihuahua.

    Scoot does not permit any type of live animal to fly in the cabin of its aircraft with the exception of service animals assisting a passenger with a physical or hearing impairment. Emotional support dogs are also permitted on flights departing from and arriving to the United States. Your service or emotional support dog cannot occupy a seat, and must be placed in a location that does not block escape routes in case of an emergency.
    Notice must be provided with flying with a service or emotional support dog by notifying the Scoot Service Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    If I have to do land transport I’ll overnight in Bangkok.
    Car rental one way for a day about 5k baht.

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    you could overnight it on the train, not done it in years but buy a cabin to yourself and they introduced new sleeper cars in 2016 on train number 9 leaving 6pm ish gets you to CM 07.15.

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    ^^I’ll check in to Scoot.

    Looks as though a service/emotional support dog certification is easily enough had and looks official.

    ^ Love that train trip. Don’t know if they would let me have a dog onboard.

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    Singapore Air/Scoot works. It adds another short flight LV-LAX-SQ-CNX.

    Still time to see if any other airline starts flying in to CNX. Ya’ll keep and eye out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Singapore Air/Scoot works. It adds another short flight LV-LAX-SQ-CNX.

    Still time to see if any other airline starts flying in to CNX. Ya’ll keep and eye out for me.
    I see an AirAsia flight from KL

    Flight Status – Arrivals – Chiang Mai Airport Guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Looks as though a service/emotional support dog certification is easily enough had and looks official
    If you say so...

    "To qualify for an ESD, your therapist or other licensed healthcare professional will determine whether you have a disability and whether an ESD would help alleviate symptoms of your condition. A “disability” for purposes of qualifying for an Emotional Support Dog means a mental health condition like depression or severe anxiety that substantially limits one or more major life activities, like the ability to sleep, work or learn. "
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    you could overnight it on the train, not done it in years but buy a cabin to yourself and they introduced new sleeper cars in 2016 on train number 9 leaving 6pm ish gets you to CM 07.15.
    Did overnight train in 2018. The train left BKK atound 7 or 8 pm and arrived in CM 10-11 am. It was a pleasant ride and I was able to sleep well. It was on 2nd class, I think - the train had A/C. I didn't have my own cabin but the beds had curtains for privacy. Didn't see pets so I don't know if they're allowed - maybe if you had your own cabin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    If you say so...

    "To qualify for an ESD, your therapist or other licensed healthcare professional will determine whether you have a disability and whether an ESD would help alleviate symptoms of your condition. A “disability” for purposes of qualifying for an Emotional Support Dog means a mental health condition like depression or severe anxiety that substantially limits one or more major life activities, like the ability to sleep, work or learn. "
    It's America. If it's available, it's available for a price.

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    If going on the train, a bottle of wine into an empty Yen Yen bottle.

    x2 if sharing with the dog.

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    ^ the days cracking a few cold ones in the dining car and then a few more in the sleeper are sadly passed - RIP - wasn't it all because some local raped a woman? the BiB then deduced any drinking onboard would lead to rapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Singapore Air/Scoot works. It adds another short flight LV-LAX-SQ-CNX.

    Still time to see if any other airline starts flying in to CNX. Ya’ll keep and eye out for me.
    Do you have to buy a second seat for your dog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Do you have to buy a second seat for your dog?
    Overhead locker or under the seat?

    Are any international airlines flying into Chiang Mai regularly now?-abita_stage_purse_chihuahua-jpg

    You can take on cats but there are conditions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You can take on cats but there are conditions.
    That they are stuffed?

    Enough animals on a plane allready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ the days cracking a few cold ones in the dining car and then a few more in the sleeper are sadly passed - RIP - wasn't it all because some local raped a woman? the BiB then deduced any drinking onboard would lead to rapes.
    Used to love that. Took the evening train from Chumphon to BKK. Sat in the dining cart with the window down and the Forest Gump soundtrack on my headphones. Wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    If you say so...

    "To qualify for an ESD, your therapist or other licensed healthcare professional will determine whether you have a disability and whether an ESD would help alleviate symptoms of your condition. A “disability” for purposes of qualifying for an Emotional Support Dog means a mental health condition like depression or severe anxiety that substantially limits one or more major life activities, like the ability to sleep, work or learn. "
    I literally have all of those someone get me a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Didn't see pets so I don't know if they're allowed - maybe if you had your own cabin?
    Pets only allowed in 3rd class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Used to live that. Took the evening train from Chumphon to BKK. Sat in the dining cart with the window down and the Forest Gump soundtrack on my headphones. Wonderful.
    Back when i used to smoke, i loved the BKK to Chumphon train too. The last carriage frequently had an area reserved for Monks but you could walk through and i used to sit on the back of the train legs dangling having a smoke and chugging cold tins of Chang that the hawkers used to peddle walking up and down the train - just chill out and watch the countryside go by at 55Km/H or whatever the ridiculously soporific speed they do on that single track was.

    The seats are invariably rock hard in 3rd and if you dosed off you could wake to find yourself surrounded by a gaggle of toothless crones or school girls giggling at you OR boxed in by piles of produce, or Sa'tor as was the case with me that some grandad is hoping to peddle in BKK and they let him off the cargo charge.

    Beer on Thai Trains one of my favourite things now consigned to history sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ the days cracking a few cold ones in the dining car and then a few more in the sleeper are sadly passed - RIP - wasn't it all because some local raped a woman? the BiB then deduced any drinking onboard would lead to rapes.

    A young SRT employee was a bit yabba'd up on his night shift and got a bit rapey-rapey-killy-killy with an 8 year old girl before throwing her body off the train.

    The obvious solution to having a yabba'd up staff member going all rapey-killy is to ban all customers from being able to sit with a beer as the swerving pickups roll by.

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    I'm pretty sure Korean Air is flying direct to Chiang Mai as I have been just looking for flight options home.

    They allow dogs onboard as well.

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