I just had a TAP representative inform me that the US is now restricting the total weight (dog plus crate) to 70 lbs (31 kg). I am incredulous. My dog is not so large, at 60 pounds, but with the crate, total weight is 95 lbs. I was told a few days ago that the restriction was 99 pounds (45 kg). There is no option of paying a higher fee for overweight, US is simply restricting, according to the agent.
I plan to call KLM (no direct flights like TAP though) and confirm this. But, has anyone else heard this??