I often get asked about traveling with a Coton on the plane. The most important purchase to support your dogs comfort and travelling experience is the dog carrier. It seems that Sherpa Pet Trading Company Carrier bags are preferred by most people I have spoken with. You can see more examples by visiting their website.
If this is your first time travelling on the plane you need to understand that your precious pooch must stay in the carrier for the extent of the trip. If you are taking a long flight speak to your vet about something to help him/her sleep. Don't forget to pack a little dish in your carry on bag for water. Some little chewie bones or a piece of raw hide will keep them happy until you land.
I don't suggest giving your dog a lot to eat as they can also get air sick, especially on the way down. Most dogs seem to sleep well on the plane. Don't give your dog a lot of water or food if you are flying early. It is better to be hungry, than to have a whimpering dog that needs to get out. A little dry dog bone should tide them over...nothing to heavy.
The Sherpa bag comes in many colors, designs and sizes.