1- Max, our Westie, is too big to go under the seat in the cockpit with us. So he will have to go underneath in Cargo which is heated.
2- We will be travelling out of Buffalo and there are only two airlines I have found that will take dogs. United through Washington (Dulles) and Delta through Atlanta.
3- We can only book Max as "Luggage" in cargo 7 day prior to our departure with limited room for pets.
4- If the tempurature is below 20F in Buffalo he can not fly. This I can not figure out as the baggage are is heated and the hold is heated.
5- So now we have to decide to try for mid December where the average lows are 22F or January(when we really want to go) where the average low is 19F.
If it is too cold Max can not go and we have to leave him. With who or where. Possibly have our driver wait and see if he can fly and if not bring him home and take him to a kennel.