Who has experience with it? I'm going home (Baja) for a few weeks in December and I'm bringing Lola with me. She's too big to be in the cabin, (even though the Alaska rep didn't believe me. 20 lbs dog under the seat? No problem!) so she'll be in cargo. I get worried thinking about it even now, 2 months out, so I know I'll be even more stressed as it gets closer. It's a 6 hour flight with one layover, both ways. Alaska Airlines all the way through. I don't have a crate yet. I've been browsing craigslist but if that doesn't work out in the next couple of weeks I'll just walk to Petco and get one. I want her to have time to get comfortable with it. I'll probably take her there anyway just to get a feel for the measurements. On my to-do list is: 1. get a crate 2. get a clean bill of health 3. make a longer list I know the protocol for crossing the border, so I'm not concerned about that. But I feel like there are a whole bunch of unknowns that I'm not thinking of and ought to be. Please share your experiences/advise?