Dogs on Flights to Cuenca

What airlines accept dogs flying from Quito to Cuenca?


Unfortunately, I don't know of any of the airlines accepting pets. If any one does, it will be LAN. American and LAN now have a code-sharing deal, so if you can get your dog onto an American flight to Quito (UIO), you may be able to extend the service right to Cuenca (CUE) on the LAN portion.

Most people hire a van and drive down with the dog. From the existing airport (the "old" one) the trip will probably be 9-10 hours, including breaks. From the new airport (not open yet), it will likely be at least 10 hours, since it's farther north.

Good luck with your trip.

BTW, I recommend that you NOT use Continental if you plan on coming with your dog. All pets fly cargo, and if the flight to Quito is 75% booked or more, 72 hours before the flight leaves, your pet stays at the kennel in the IAH (Houston) airport, at about $100 a day.

In theory, your dog could spend the rest of its life there, waiting for a flight, since IAH-UIO flights are almost always booked solid.


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Dogs on American Airlines
by: Anonymous


John and I used American Airlines from Las Vegas to Miami. Then Miami to Guayaquil. Our three dogs had to fly as baggage. When we got to Guayaquil, they were handed over to us with no problems.

We rented a van to ourselves for $100.00. They drove us to Cuenca. It was a good four hour drive.

We were very pleased. We have Chihuahuas.

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