I am leaving Sarasota, Florida and going up to Cape Cod, MA. until November....and taking Amy, my cat (in the avatar). I am extremely worried about flying her on a commercial plane as I don't want her traumatized for life. I spoke with a vet assistant who said that she could be sedated and likely would not know what was going on...even the sedation worries me. Luckly, I can get a non-stop flight (which is three and a half hours long) out of Tampa which is one hour away...to Boston...which is one hour from Cape Cod. Probably all told, a seven hour ordeal. Amy is extremely vocal, (may not be too good in a plane!) animated and a joy to have! My dear sweet deceased KeeKee made the trip many times by car and was an excellent sleeping traveler. Has anyone else flown their cat? Were they ok and did it change them in a negative way? Any tips would be greatly appreciated...I dread putting her through this but really need to go north.