We travel a lot however I refuse to fly my dogs. I know people that are okay with it and have great experiences, but I just can't do it. On the note of traveling with 3 dogs, we have had 5-6 in the truck with 3 adults for hours on end traveling to DD events. Mine could not be happier. It's funny to see them all pile on top of each other as pillows and they seem well rested when we get there. Good Luck with your trip to AZ!