Are you planning to go for a trip with your family and worried about your pet? If yes, then, you need not worry as there are several ways to fly with your pets safely out-of-country, and also cross-country. However, not all airlines allow pets to fly in the cabin. Also, the pet air travel policies of every airline are different. Therefore, it is very necessary to contact the airlines directly to get all the pertinent information.
Following are a few basic guidelines that you should follow when traveling in a flight with your pet:
1) Most airlines do not allow the pet outside its pet carrier.
2) The pet must weigh less than 100 pounds and must be not less than 8 weeks old.
3) Non-traditional pets, such as snakes, tortoise, etc, are not allowed. It is better to find someone who can ‘baby-sit’ them while you are away.
4) If you want the pet to travel in the cargo hold, it is mandatory to produce a health certificate from a licensed vet. The certificate should not be more than 10 days old.
These are just a few basic pet air travel rules that you should be aware of when traveling with your pet. For more pet air travel tips and information, you can either look for free travel guides or directly visit the official website of the targeted airline. It is very essential to do all the necessary research before traveling so that you can make the trip more comfortable and pleasurable for you, the airlines, and for your lovely pet.