Dog or Cat Harness for TSA Screening
Is your small cat or dog flying in the cabin with you on your next trip? Take the hassle out of in-cabin pet travel and you and your pet can FLY through Security Check Points in a Single Bound with our NEW TSA Fast Pass® Leash and Harness.
Our Fast Pass Harness features a Step-in Vest design making it the easiest harness to put on and take off your dog or cat while going through airport security. Guaranteed to not set off metal detectors, making pat downs and private screening rooms unnecessary.
This harness will provide a level of protection for your pet when passing through the TSA checkpoint. However, if your dog or cat is not harness or leash trained and is difficult to lead, we suggest that you keep your pet along side and do not allow them to pull on the harness.
Includes a detatchable leash so you can put the harness on at home. Available in Black Mesh.
HARNESS SIZING CHART
We looked in both local pet stores for a harness and leash without metal but couldn't find either. When this set arrived we found that the harness was a bit larger than we expected based on the recommended measurements of our cat. We returned it for a smaller size and are delighted with the product. It is secure and the cat seemed reasonably comfortable in it once she got used to it.
After measuring my cats I purchased two of the TSA harnesses. I put them on 3 days before the flight to start to acclimate them. One of my cats removes the vest within 1 minute, twice on the first day while in her crate and promptly removed it on the second day. The other one has not attempted to take hers off, yet. It would be helpful if there was an adjustment at the leash buckles to to tighten the fit a bit.
The TSA Dog Leash & Harness fit our dog perfectly. Thank you to the Pet Travel Store representative who suggested that we purchase the large-sized harness. No contraptions, easy to place on our dog and looks great.
I ordered two of these for my cats, one small and one medium. The difference in the neck size is a problem though - 5" for small, 9" for medium. That's a HUGE difference, and moreover, 5" is REALLY small. I feel like it's cutting off my smaller cat's circulation. Unfortunately the medium is not an option for him, he would easily slip out of it in the airport. We'll just keep in on him when we are going through security and will probably remove it as soon as we're past it and he can stay in his carrier without it. It just seems like the neck should be adjustable to fit all pets.
I just purchased the TSA Fast Pass Leash & Harness for my cat who will travel with us in the cabin on Air France to go to Paris in June.
It was easy to put the harness on her the first time and she seemed comfortable. She does not like to be restrained but I make it a positive experience by giving her a treat every time I put the harness on her so that se gets used to it.
It i a very good product.
Looked adorable on my pup & inspection went smoothly
My daughter's cats fell between sizes; chest measurement 16" for one cat, 16 1/2 " for the other. I played it safe by buying both medium and large harnesses after both cats easily got out of the large ones. The smaller cat is the escape artist, but it was with great surprise that I found out from my daughter than the larger cat somehow wriggled out of her harness, and by pawing at the zippers of the Sturdibag carrier, actually escaped from the carrier just as the Lufthansa cabin attendants were serving breakfast carts blocking the aisle! There ensued a wild chase with well-meaning fellow passengers participating; the cabin attendants were unhappy with the chaos to say the least. Finally a man who obviously knows how to handle cats, captured Tati and with the help of her husband, my daughter wrestled the uncooperative cat into the carrier. I didn't put the TSA harness on the smaller cat because she so easily got out of it; I used a regular one I already had. I certainly would not recommend this product to anyone. It's nice having a harness with no metal parts, but it just wouldn't stay on my daughters' cats, especially on a 33 hour trip in four planes and three countries.
Pet Travel Store's response:
We are delighted to hear that your in-cabin incident was resolved without incident. Kudos to the man that “wrestled the uncooperative cat” and was able to place the cat into it’s carrier. The TSA Fast Pass Harness was designed to be used for cats and dogs as a means to get through security at airports quickly and easily, and not meant to replace their regular collar and leash. It is not meant to be worn for 33 hours, and assume that a cat will not get out of it. It is up to the pet’s owner to check the fit prior to using, and, prior to taking the pet out of the carrier when going through airport check points. Always confirm that the harness is attached properly prior to removing a pet from it’s carrier.
At this time, there is no such thing as an escape proof harness on the market, and most companies that manufacture them have had issues with cats on an occasionally. Since cats have the ability to have a backwards wiggle movement that dogs do not have, they are able to work their way out of the harness. Many cats can do this with their own collar as well. Here are a few tips for using the TSA Fast Pass Harness correctly:
1) Ensure that you have a properly fitting harness. If it does not fit snuggly, do not use it.
2) Acclimate your pet to the harness prior to using it in a real life situation. Spend some time with them to make sure that they are comfortable with it, and does not want to wiggle out of it.
3) Always check the harness’ security prior to removing your pet from the carrier.
4) Use the harness only as a means of getting through security points, and not as a substitute for their regular collar.
5) If your cat has had issues with a harnesses in the past, or might be a little on the wild side, consider the TSA collar and leash instead.
The TSA Fast Pass is an excellent product, and works very well when the fit is proper, the cat has been acclimated, and the item is used as directed.
As for the Sturdibag. It is also an excellent product, and thousands of them have been sold to the pet-traveling public and professionals throughout the world, without incident, when used properly. The Sturdibag comes with a locking clasp for the zipper that should ALWAYS be used when a dog or cat is being transported. This clasp was designed to assure that the pet cannot open the zipper. When the clasp is removed, one risks escape, especially with a cat that is on the crafty side. A locking clasp should be used on ANY carrier that is used to transport a pet. If your carrier does not have one, a re-useable tie wrap or twist wrap should be used whenever a pet is inside. This will ensure the safety of the pet, the passengers and the crew. Proper acclimation should be provided with any carrier or crate prior to its use.