Pet Travel FAQ
Pet Travel Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to take your dog on a plane?
The cost of taking your dog on a plane varies according to airline. Airlines that allow pets to travel normally charge a pet fee, which can vary according to the size of the dog, the length of the flight, and whether the dog flies in the passenger cabin or as checked luggage.
American Airlines charges $125 per kennel for carry-on pets and $200 per kennel for checked pets. Delta Air Lines charges $125 per kennel for carry-on pets and has various rates for checked pets according to flight and animal size. Southwest Airlines charges $95 per kennel for carry-on pets. United Airlines charges $125 per kennel for carry-on pets and has various rates for checked pets according to flight and animal size.
Where do pets go on a plane?
Guests who wish to travel with their pets may have the option of transporting them as a carry-on in the passenger cabin or be transported in cargo. This is dependant on the animal’s breed, size, and health requirements. If a pet is taken into the cabin, it will most likely need to be kept in a kennel that will fit under the seat in front of the passenger.
What safety precautions are recommended when flying with dogs?
It is not recommended that dogs such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs, and pekinese fly during hot seasons. These animals have difficulty breathing and maintaining a normal body temperature in hot weather.
The use of tranquilizers to sedate your pet is unpredictable at a high altitude. If you plan to sedate your pet, you must have written consent from the pet's veterinarian. This information must be readily available when flying with your dog.
Which airlines take dogs?
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Air France, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Alitalia, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic are all airlines that take dogs. These airlines have varying pet policies.
Which airlines take dogs in cabin?
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Air France, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Alitalia are all airlines that take dogs in the cabin.These airlines have varying policies for dogs flying in the cabin.
Which airlines take dogs in cargo?
American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Air France, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Alitalia, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic are all airlines that take dogs in cargo. These airlines have varying policies for dogs flying in cargo.
What are the crate requirements for cargo?
Crate requirements for dogs traveling in cargo vary according to airline. Generally, crates must be large enough for the pet to move around in comfortable. Often, the crates must be waterproof and durable.
What are the EU entry requirements for pets?
Entry requirements must be met if you wish to enter or return to the U.K. from another EU country. There are no pet travel rules when flying within the UK or between the UK and the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.
It is required that pets are microchipped prior to having the rabies vaccination. Your pet must have been vaccinated against rabies at least 22 days prior to travel. Your pet must also have a pet passport.
Dogs must have had a tapeworm treatment no less than 24 hours and no more than five days before travel. If traveling from an EU country, you must fill in a declaration form confirming that you aren’t going to sell or transfer the ownership of your pet.
What is a pet passport?
A pet passport is a document certifying your pet’s identity and vaccination status. It is an official registration certificate and is unique to your pet. It contains all relevant data about a pet and the registered owner, such as the pet’s health status. A pet passport enables your pet to travel to and from certain countries without a period of quarantine. Vets can issue pets a passport, as well as the Animal and Plant Health Agency. You will need to bring your pet and provide its identity, any rabies blood test results, and other vaccinations records to obtain a pet passport.
What airlines offer a reward scheme for traveling with pets?
JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, and United Airlines all offer a reward scheme for traveling with pets. The JetBlue scheme is called JetPaws, the Virgin Atlantic scheme is called Flying Paws. Pets travel with United Airlines through the PetSafe scheme.