TSA finds dog in hand luggage at Wisconsin airport checkpoint

“A dog was accidentally x-rayed” at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin this week, the TSA said on its verified website. Great Lakes Region Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

Animals should be removed from transport crates and the empty carrier sent through the screening machine, the TSA said.

“When traveling with an animal, inform your airline and know its rules,” the agency said in its tweet.

This latest discovery comes after the discovery last month of a live cat trapped in a suitcase at John F. Kennedy airport in New York.

Fly with a pet

Major airlines in the United States charge a fee for traveling with a pet on board a flight – sometimes beyond the cost of the plane ticket itself.

American Airlines and United Airlines charge $125 one way. Southwest and Delta charge $95 one way.

If you want to travel with your small pet in the cabin of an airplane, the TSA has some helpful tips for you to do so in a proper and humane manner.


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