Kra-Z, we will be staying a month, in our own place. We've never traveled by air with him, or any animals for that matter. I am getting vibes that he may be just a wee bit too big to take with us in the cabin, so all of this might be for naught. He's 12 inches high, and weighs 20 pounds. I understand from AA that they can't go over 9 inches. So, depending on who measures him, (haha) if my husband measures, he's 15 inches, if I measure him, he's 12, but if I scrunch him down a little, I can get 10 inches. It is a very long day between flights and layover time, so it might be best for him to stay home. I'm gonna miss him. I want to thank all of you for your advise, tho. You all are the best!