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United Continues to Offer Ongoing Discounts on Travel to and from AKC Events

The AKC has negotiated an agreement with United Airlines to relax restrictions on the number of dogs allowed to fly in-cabin to facilitate travel to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, AKC National Obedience Invitational, AKC Agility Invitational and related dog events. This special accommodation will be in effect for the period starting November 28, 2006 through December 5, 2006. This applies to all dogs traveling during this time period, regardless of whether they are competing in these events.

The temporary accommodation will allow two animals in First class, four in Business and six in Economy, doubling the traditional allowance. Dogs must still meet the usual in-cabin regulations. The policy applies to all United Airlines flights system wide but does NOT include United Express or Star Alliance partner carriers. Due to government regulation, the capacity limitations for pets traveling in cargo are not able to be amended.

In accordance with existing agreements between the AKC and United Airlines, United also offers discounts to anyone traveling to or from an AKC event.  Depending on class of service and how far in advance of the travel date tickets are purchased, United offers 2 to 15 per cent off published fares. Discounts apply only to the passenger ticket, and not to accompanying dogs.