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Airline Pet Policies

Flying with pets can be challenging. The first thing you need to do when flying with your dog, cat or other pet is to find airlines that serve your origination and destination airports and check their pet policies. Many airlines will accept your dog or cat, but each airline will differ in the services they offer. Will the airline allow your dog or cat to fly in the cabin with you? What are the restrictions? Will your pet need to travel in the airline cargo hold? Find answers to all your questions below when you click the down arrow next to the GO button and find cat and dog airline pet policies for over 160 airlines!

Another option for pet travel is by private charter. Although this is more expensive than commercial airlines, pets will fly in the cabin with their owners in luxury, regardless of their size.

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FLYING WITH PETS

There are basically 3 ways that pets can travel in a commercial airplane: in-cabin, checked baggage and manifest cargo. When traveling in the cabin, pets must fly with an adult passenger and fit in an airline compliant carrier for pets which will be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. If your pet is accompanied by a traveling passenger and is too big to travel in the cabin or is an animal other than a cat or dog (in most cases), it can be transported as checked baggage if your airline offers this service. Lastly, if your pet is very large or is traveling unaccompanied or your destination country requires it, it will travel as manifest cargo. Your pet will travel in the cargo hold of the airline when flying both as checked baggage or manifest cargo. Below is more helpful information on flying with pets.

Paws for International Pet Travel ARE YOU FLYING WITH YOUR PET IN THE CABIN?
How to Clear Airport Security with a Pet
Links to Airline Rules & Contact Information
Keeping Your Pet Calm when Traveling in the Cabin
Selecting a Pet Carrier that is Airline Compliant

International Pet Air Travel in Cargo IS YOUR PET ACCOMPANYING YOU AS CHECKED BAGGAGE OR MANIFEST CARGO?
Airline Pet Container Requirements
Airline Temperature Restrictions
Tips on Traveling with Your Pet on an airplane
Weather Restrictions in Cargo

Airline pets as manifest cargo IS YOUR PET TRAVELING ALONE AS MANIFEST CARGO?
Keeping your Pet Safe when Traveling in Cargo
Pets in Cargo - Container Requirements & Information
When you can't accompany your pet
Airline Veterinary Certificate

Airline pet policy information MORE GREAT INFO ABOUT AIR PET TRAVEL
Changes in Air Travel
Essential Products for Air Pet Travel
Tips for Cat Travel
Private Airline Charters

More information about flying with pets.

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delia.felismenia
as far as I heard, its needs guarantine before the flights,,, im not sure how many days.... then how to secure passport? from where? is all the veterinary can answers all this?
Posted on 2013-08-13 06:09:31.0
delia.felismenia
I want to pay your service but I don't have any visas cards,,,, I don't know how to pay you..
Posted on 2013-08-13 06:33:18.0
delia.felismenia
you had any idea how much it cost the ticket??
Posted on 2013-08-13 06:35:25.0
PetTravel
Delia - I am not sure where you are traveling from and to. Can you give us some details and let us know how we can help?
Posted on 2013-08-15 01:56:59.0
debbie.barrette.5
Are there any airlines that allow pets in the cabin on international flights? I'm not having much luck finding any. Flights from US to Holland or US to China.
Posted on 2013-08-17 22:52:00.0

try American Airline
Posted on 2013-08-21 07:04:19.0

Delia Taguiam Felismenia USA LOCAL $ 125 OR $100, DEPENDS ON THE AIRLINE
Posted on 2013-08-21 07:06:33.0

Delia Taguiam Felismenia GOT A PREPAID VISA GIF CARD FROM ANY STORE
Posted on 2013-08-21 07:09:07.0

ANY PETS CLINIC WILL GIVE YOU A TRAVEL CERTIFY, IS NOT FREE. YOU SURE TAKE ALL YOU PET DOCUMENTS TO CUT THE COST.
Posted on 2013-08-21 07:12:48.0
elle.biannca
info for traveling w your pet(s).
Posted on 2013-08-22 10:59:32.0
wendykcoop
2 small dogs air to launceston tassie on same plane as us December 27th and return jetstar.
Posted on 2013-08-23 11:05:58.0
yennie.phangse
Korean air
Posted on 2013-08-24 19:02:49.0
marry.keep
Hi, I'm looking for phone number government veterinary in San Diego. Thank You.
Posted on 2013-08-26 18:02:37.0
anne.l.jernigan
Are there tips for having a large (75 lb) service dog travel in the cabin internationally.
Posted on 2013-09-02 17:02:35.0
PetTravel
Service animals are subject to the same requirements as other pets despite the fact that they are permitted to travel in the cabin on most airlines. Generally, they are permitted if there is room for them to sit or lay down without interfering with traffic in the aisle or with other passengers. Certainly, the airlines will need to be notified ahead of time.
Posted on 2013-09-04 04:30:49.0
PetTravel
Unfortunately, JetStar does not transport pets of any kind either in the cabin or the hold.
Posted on 2013-09-04 04:32:31.0
PetTravel
The State USDA office is located in Sacramento: Area Veterinarian-in-Charge USDA, APHIS, VS 10365 Old Placerville Road Suite 210 Sacramento, CA 95827-2518 Phone: (916) 854-3950 Fax (916) 363-3919 If you are looking for a USDA accredited vet in San Diego, there is no list. You will need to call a veterinary office and ask if they are USDA certified.
Posted on 2013-09-04 04:36:01.0
PetTravel
Lufthansa and KLM permit pets in the cabin on some international flights.
Posted on 2013-09-04 04:36:58.0
Linda.brand2
I want to travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Miami fla with my amazon parrot, in cabin if possible. Can anyone tell me about customs/immigrations & if quarantine is necessary. We will be moving to Fla. Thnk You
Posted on 2013-09-15 23:15:47.0
Linda.brand2
Can anyone tell me which airline allows travel into USA Miami with a parrot in the cabin ?
Posted on 2013-09-15 23:19:30.0
teresa.petrosyan
Question: What if my pet is big enough not to fit under the sit in front of me but I am ready to buy two sits (2 tickets) and put my pet on the sit next to mine? Is it possible, has there been any cases like this recorded ever?
Posted on 2013-09-23 19:01:23.0
christie.clarke3
I'm having my puppy flown from Reno to Edmonton, canada, is this safe? He is coming from a breeder
Posted on 2013-09-28 00:10:13.0
jessica.turriziani.9
I would really love to bring my cat from America to Taiwan. I'm already in Taiwan... Does anyone know about fees or how I could do this? I read that animals can only come in from Rabies free countries.... is this true?
Posted on 2013-09-30 06:49:48.0
bradley.colson.5
doesn't it have to be quarantined for like 6 months though
Posted on 2013-09-30 08:32:06.0
jessica.turriziani.9
Bradley Colson It said that if all the papers check it out you can take it that day..... but that was when you were bringing it on the plane with you
Posted on 2013-09-30 08:32:57.0
jillian.joan1
http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com/bringing-pets-to-taiwan/366-government-regulations-for-importing-dogs-or-cats
Posted on 2013-09-30 09:58:25.0
jillian.joan1
"Rabies vaccination certificate issued by a veterinarian of exporting country and certifying vaccination by inactivated vaccines. The rabies vaccination certificate shall be in Chinese, English or bilingual and state the breed, sex, age, microchip number, date of rabies vaccination, and whether the vaccination was primary or a booster. health/vaccination certificates must indicate the rabies vaccination is "killed virus" or "not active virus" and whether it is "primary" or "booster". A copy of passport or identification card of the importer. The importer shall apply to the animal quarantine authority of exporting country for a veterinary certificate, the veterinary certificate shall be in Chinese, English or bilingual and include the following information: (1) Breed, sex, age, and microchip number of the dog or cat. (2) Date of vaccination against rabies with inactivated vaccine, and whether the vaccination was primary or a booster. (3) No clinical sign of rabies shown upon inspection of the dog or cat. (4) At least 0.5 IU/ml rabies antibody in the blood of the dog or cat sampled no less than 180 days and no more than 2 years prior to shipment for a neutralization antibody titration test which shall be carried out by rabies reference laboratories of the World Organization for Animal Health or laboratories designated by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine. On arrival of the dog or cat at the port of entry, the importer shall apply to the animal quarantine authority for quarantine inspection and submit the import permit, original veterinary certificate issued by the animal quarantine authority of exporting country, bill of lading or customs declaration form (or B/L). The dog or cat without an original veterinary certificate issued by the animal quarantine authority of exporting country shall be re-exported or destroyed."
Posted on 2013-09-30 10:00:41.0
jillian.joan1
and, if it's like the mainland, you can ship your cat as cargo. Does it have to be your US cat, though? If you're going to be here for a while, why not save a cat (http://animal.rescueme.org/tw)? Bringing them home is expensive, but far less so than bringing one in to China
Posted on 2013-09-30 10:02:51.0
jillian.joan1
http://www.animalstaiwan.org/index_en.html or here!
Posted on 2013-09-30 10:07:47.0
huang.dashing.1
Don't put your cat through the ordeal! The cargo plane is a terrible place...it'll freak the hell out and probably won't remember who you are for an hour after it got off the flight. Not to mention all the fleas in there... Unless you're planning to let it board your flight...it'll be difficult though.
Posted on 2013-09-30 12:36:53.0
jessica.turriziani.9
Huang Dashing I know you're right and I hate to put her through that.....! I don't think I will..... I'll look into getting one here! :)
Posted on 2013-09-30 13:25:10.0
PetTravel
Your pet must have be microchipped, vaccinated 6 months prior to entering and have a Blood Titer Test at least 180 days prior to travel. An Import Permit and veterinary certificate is also required. There will be quarantine and the time will vary. The United States is not a rabies free country. You need to plan in advance.
Posted on 2013-10-10 03:00:20.0
PetTravel
The last time I checked, there was a 30 day quarantine for birds entering the United States. We are in lock down here so I cannot re-verify.
Posted on 2013-10-10 03:02:22.0
PetTravel
We know of no commercial airline that will permit any pet to travel in the seat next to you. They must always be stowed under the seat.
Posted on 2013-10-10 03:06:31.0
PetTravel
Puppies are flown frequently, but be sure that your breeder knows the rules for sending a puppy under 8 months old to Canada as a breeder. It is more strict that a pet who is traveling with its owner. Also, the airlines will not fly puppies under a certain age, so verify with the airline that your puppy's age will not be a problem.
Posted on 2013-10-10 03:09:06.0
wbizzaro
How can I ship a squirrel monkey from Newark NJ to Reno NV he has all health certs and vet signed off on USDA paperwork
Posted on 2013-10-20 21:30:35.0
raleighwood.driftwoodmanor
Planning on moving to Melbourne Australia, all I need is a 1 way ticket! The flight from NC is quite long, probably 35 hour or more, with layovers. I have 4 cats. They need litter, if they don't poop at least every 24 hours, that IS A PROBLEM. They are pure bred and have a special diet, including special Tea that is added to food (WET FOOD ONLY). So: the problems are 1. Length of flight, possibly multiple airlines, transfers, don't want them to get LOST!! 2. They have to poop !! 3. They have a SPECIAL DIET, cant eat dried food. I need to see them and take care of them, along the way! I have contacted a number of pet transport airlines based out of Australia. Does anybody have suggestions, or recommendations? I would rather this not cost me an arm and a leg, since they also have to be Quarentined upon arrival and I have ALOT of my own travel costs to pay for in moving! THankyou !
Posted on 2013-10-22 16:59:05.0

our puppy was traveling from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod. We are concerned that we may be deceived! there is a guarantee that everything will be all right?
Posted on 2013-10-23 21:37:40.0
PetTravel
You will need to contact the cargo department of an airline that serves the entire route. The airlines will not interline pets. Pick the most direct route and keep the layover less than 2 hours if possible. You will need someone to drop your pet off at the cargo department of the airline and that is where you will pick them up (unless you are flying with United). If you are traveling with your pet, check with your airline to see if your pet can fly as checked baggage.
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:17:54.0
PetTravel
Your pet will need to be microchipped, vaccinated and a blood titer test done 6 months prior to travel if entering from the US. There will be quarantine. You can find more info here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Taiwan.cfm
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:21:37.0
PetTravel
You have the option of breaking up your trip and spending a bit of time along the way, but you will need to abide by the regulations of the country you are entering. And ths will depend on where you are traveling from. If it is from the US or Canada, and you stop in the EU (for example), your cats must have been vaccinated for rabies after they were microchipped with a 15 digit chip. They will need an Annex II form endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if departing country is Canada. They will all need health certificates as well. Or you could arrange to kennel them in various airports such as JFK, Amsterdam or Frankfurt depending on the airlines you choose. I would be remiss not to point out that the stress of travel may affect your kitties temporarily and they may not want to eat or move their bowels until you get to your destination.
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:33:52.0
Haley.Cain518
I am a breeder looking for an airline who will send one of my pups from united states florida, to philippines manila can You guys do this without me being on the flight with the pups ?
Posted on 2013-10-26 22:29:10.0
ursula.lambersonstraumann
What airline would you recommend to fly from San Francisco to Hawaii (Kauai)? We have a boxer/pit mix and he has all his documents for entering the state of Hawaii. He would fly as checked luggage.
Posted on 2013-10-31 03:54:38.0
PetTravel
You can, but the Philippines are a little tricky and I would suggest using an agent to clear the puppy through customs. The puppy will need to be vaccinated fully before entering the Philippines. There is a 30 day wait after the rabies vaccine is given. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm
Posted on 2013-10-31 04:26:06.0
PetTravel
Hawaiian Airlines has a direct flight from SFO to HNL so it would make sense to start with them. United also has direct flights but they will fly your pup as manifest cargo into Hawaii. Your other options are Delta and American. Alaska Airlines flies the route, but their travel time is longer.
Posted on 2013-10-31 04:36:52.0
julia.sallai.7
I have to bring my 2 medium dog from Austria to Canada, but we don't have good memories flying as a "checked bag", specially for so long hours... Can any one tell me if any airlines allow me to see them during the flight? to see if the heating is on for them and they getting oxigen?how much is the temperature at this area of the plane? my friend lost her dog, because it frooze.... :( Or any other option maybe to flight with them in Cargo Airplanes?
Posted on 2013-11-09 16:23:51.0
mary.c.pfister
What is the safest way to transport my 90-pound labrador on a domestic US flight with me? I have looked at the DOT reports for animal incidents, but I know these do not take into account the total number of animals an airline transports per month. Which airline can you recommend as being the safest or most careful and compassionate when flying animals?? Thank you!
Posted on 2013-11-09 19:49:51.0
PetTravel
Your question is a very difficult one to answer because, at one time or another, there have been incidents on every airline. I would say that the first thing to do is to find the airlines that flies the most direct flight to your destination.The less stops, the less stress on your pet. The major US carriers that transport pets in the cargo hold are Delta, United and American. Each of these airlines transport thousands of pets every year. Both Delta and United have programs dedicated to the transport of pets. I would also say that considering the weather is really important. Try to avoid flying pets in southern locations in the summer and northern locations in the winter when temperatures are at their extreme. This story may be helpful: http://www.pettravel.com/news_pet_travel_airline_cargo.cfm.
Posted on 2013-11-10 00:29:12.0
PetTravel
There is no way to check on a pet during a flight, but the temperature and pressure can be monitored from the cockpit, so you need to tell the crew that you expect them to monitor it during flight. Make it clear that your pet is in the hold and they better be aware. If you are laying over, you can call the airlines and ask to see your pet in the layover country. Many airlines will permit that. Also, don't fly a pet during the coldest or hottest part of the year. Spring and fall are the best times to fly a pet when the temperatures are not extreme, especially if your pet is not accustomed to those temperatures..
Posted on 2013-11-10 00:33:31.0
PetTravel
Be very careful when buying puppies over the internet. There are many bad people who will lie to you and there are no guarantees...
Posted on 2013-11-10 00:34:59.0
letta.tsala
I suppose to fly to Greece on the 14th of November . I vet I called for the Heath certificates for my dogs, told me that two of them have microchips with 10 numbers and not 15 which is the requirement for Greece and I'll have to microchip them again and do trier rabies vaccination after that. One of them had it on Oct.1 and the other In May for 3years and she's only a 3.4lb Yorker. That means that I'll have to wait at least 21days after their vaccination and it might to cold for my Pitt bull to travel in cargo via Moscow and I'm really worried about revaccinating my smaller pups. Is trere any way around this? Can I buy a chip reader? Will this solve the problem? Please I need answers asap
Posted on 2013-11-10 02:08:37.0
PetTravel
As long as your pets were vaccinated after the chips were inserted and the rabies vaccinations had not expired at the time of revaccination, you do not have to wait 21 days. As of January, 2012, the EU does not guarantee that they will have the equipment to read non 15 digit microchips, so you should carry a scanner with you to verfiy their chips. We have them at http://www.pettravelstore.com. Not sure where you are located and if we could get one to you in time.
Posted on 2013-11-13 01:52:04.0
bethany.wessel.3
We have a lovely little singing canary that we adore. We are moving from Dubai to Singapore. I think birds are quite delicate and we don't know what to do. Suggestions? I heard our bird came from a breeder in Syria so I assume he got here to Dubai somehow. What is the best thing to do with a small bird?
Posted on 2013-11-22 15:49:00.0
angel.rokas
Can you pay online?
Posted on 2013-11-23 06:17:08.0
PetTravel
Hi Bethany - as for import requirements for bringing a pet bird to Singapore, you can find them here: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/A17F6A0D-7A46-497E-B0CB-CDBD8C325B52/20018/FACTSHEETIMPORTdoc.pdf. As for the airlines, you can try Korean Air as they do carry small birds in the cabin. Your bird will need a secure carrier that will fit under the seat in front of you.
Posted on 2013-11-26 04:38:25.0
marie.dedouhet
Hello, do you know if it is possible to fly a bouvier bernese 2 months puppy from france to pakistan or is it too young ? (vaccin wise) ? While he is a pup, can he travel in the cabin ? Do you know for how much ? And also, when the dog gets bigger (about 50kg), do you know how much it costs to have it travel as checked lugage, again, from france to pakistan or the other way around ? thanks in advance !
Posted on 2013-11-30 15:36:33.0
PetTravel
We do not recommend flying a puppy that young in the hold. Additionally, the puppy needs to be fully vaccinated for rabies and that does not occur until 3 months of age. I am not sure how big your puppy will be at 3 months, but usually 7-8kg is the maximum weight limit for international travel. I cannot quote you costs because each airline prices differently. You should find an airline that serves the entire route directly and contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:49:50.0
marie.dedouhet
ok thanks a lot !
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:52:18.0
frederique.nolden1
Hi PetTravel, we, a Dutch family, are planning to relocate to Tampa Florida. We want to bring our 2 Britisch Shorthair cats. Our flight will be direct from Amsterdam to Orlando Sanford. The move is planned for Juli 2014. I have 2 concerns:- will the temperatures (90F average) be to high; is it allowed to travel with pets in the summer? - what vaccinations are mandatory under Florida law? Thank you!
Posted on 2013-12-06 10:37:06.0
cathyconley
I will be traveling with my daughters puppy, approximately 2-3 months old. She was dumped in our yard. She is small, maybe part dachshund. I have the carrier that will fit under the seat and have made arrangements with the airline. I will be flying from Arizona to Iowa, do I need a Health Certificate? She is too young for her rabies shot, she has her first two puppy shots and is healthy. Thanks for your help. We leave on the 15th.
Posted on 2013-12-07 16:42:26.0
jennifer.rommens
My daughter will be moving from Canada to England in a couple months. She has a small dog, a shit zuh who she wants to travel with her in the cabin. She does not want him out of her sight. Since Air Canada does not allow pets to travel in the cabin on flights to the UK, she plans to take Air France from Toronto to Paris as they allow pets in the cabin. From Paris she plans to travel by car to England. She will have all the proper documentation, and her dog will also have met all the health requirements. Her pet also has an IOS microchip. Do you know what the rules are for travelling with a pet from France to England by car? Looking forward to your information. Jennifer “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ? Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Posted on 2013-12-10 04:59:12.0
MollieHethLanin
I need a one way flight from Big Island to California or Denver Colorado. I have a Labradoodle and cat. I am moving off Island and can't put my dog in cargo. Would love to leave sometime in Feb. or March 2014. My dog would not survive in cargo, he is extremely sensitive to noise. He needs to be by my side. Thank you!
Posted on 2013-12-10 23:37:26.0
PetTravel
Hello - as for the temperatures, they will be high in Orlando in July. Delta has a program that will accommodate pets flying in the cargo hold, and I believe that United may as well. Your cats will have to be vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering the US and accompanied with a recently issued health certificate from your veterinarian.
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:10:52.0
PetTravel
Your daughter will need proof that her pup was vaccinated AFTER the microchip was inserted. If her pup had a current vaccination prior to the insertion, then she does not have to wait 21 days after revaccination, otherwise, the pup is subject to the wait. She will need an Annex II form for both France and England and also a tapeworm test administered between one and five days prior to entry to the UK. There is a Border Inspection Post just after the Chunnel and that is where she will clear her pup to enter the UK. If she needs instructions or forms, she can find them at pettravelstore.com under Pet Passports.
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:19:47.0
PetTravel
Unfortunately, unless your pet is a comfort or service animal, the airlines will not fly them in cabin unless they fit in a carrier under the seat in front of you. Not every airline has programs for comfort animals but Delta and United do. You can read more about it here: http://www.pettravel.com/passports_comfort_animals.cfm
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:24:57.0
PetTravel
This depends on the airline you are taking. Most US based airlines do not require health certificates for pets traveling in the cabin. My suggestion would be to contact your airline and inquire.
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:26:48.0
cathyconley
PetTravel Frontier said they didn't require it, but the state she is flying into might. Thanks.
Posted on 2013-12-11 01:28:05.0
diegoarreola
Hello PetTravel. Is there an airline company that will ship my dog (poodle mix, 22 pounds) from El Paso, TX to Tokyo, Japan? We are living in Tokyo right now and would love to reunite with our dog. Thanks
Posted on 2013-12-11 07:20:12.0
frederique.nolden1
PetTravel, thank you for your information! Unfortunately, Delta and United don't offer direct flights from Amsterdam to Orlando...I will have to look into alternatives.
Posted on 2013-12-12 20:48:50.0
PetTravel
Diego - Delta and United both serve this route with one stop (Delta in Atlanta and United in Chicago) You will need to contact Delta Cargo and United SafePet services if your pup is traveling unaccompanied. You need to know of Japan's import regulations for pets: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Japan.cfm. Scroll down to the second list of requirements. There will be quarantine unless you start the process well in advance.
Posted on 2013-12-16 03:21:24.0
PetTravel
Frederique Nolden Both airlines serve the route with 1 stop. (United in Houston or Frankfurt) and Delta in Atlanta. Not sure who serves the route directly...
Posted on 2013-12-16 03:26:35.0
PetTravel
I don't understand your question. What do you want to pay online?
Posted on 2013-12-16 03:28:06.0
EuterpeLehnore
Hi! Me and my husband are planing to move to Britain from Sweden during 2014 and we are wandering if our cat can travel in the cabin with us, or are there some rules that says that she can't? And also, which airlines accepts pets in the cabin?
Posted on 2013-12-16 21:33:29.0
frederique.nolden1
PetTravel, no worries, Arkefly does. It's a Dutch company. I just found out. Only thing is, can't find much on the internet about them transporting pets and experiences from travelers traveling with their pet
Posted on 2013-12-16 22:17:41.0
PetTravel
The UK does not require that pets enter as manifest cargo, but every commercial airline we know of does. The reason for this is that pets must be collected from the plane when it lands in London (or Manchester) and taken to the Animal Clearance Center by a licensed agent for processing. The center is where you will pick your pet up. The airlines are not equipped to be able to retrieve pets from the cabin from their owners, so their policy requires that pets arrive in the cargo hold unless they are service or comfort animals and the airline's pet policy permits them to travel in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-12-17 03:06:49.0
brent.fuller.71
Hey Pet Travel I'm trying to get two cats from China to France but I've been hearing that China has recently introduce a policy requiring only one pet per person on a flight. Are there any airlines that can get around this? Thanks!
Posted on 2013-12-17 12:11:04.0
PetTravel
Wish I could help, but I do not know an airline that will allow more than one pet per adult passenger, especially on international flights.
Posted on 2013-12-22 23:49:54.0
PetTravel
Outside of US Airways.
Posted on 2013-12-22 23:50:18.0
laura.b.elder
I personally recommend Delta Cargo when flying into Tokyo. Have you started the 180 days of pre-quarantine yet? You need to have them microchipped, two different rabies shots a select amount of time in between followed by a FAVN blood titer. The FAVN is good for two years but you need to keep up with the rabies shots. You never know what can happen. I have been in Japan for 5 years and my dog has traveled to and from the US 3 times after he flew from AU to THAI to JPN. The only airline that we have ever had problems with was United. Have a Japanese speaking friend assist you with picking up your pet. It takes about an hour and a half and there will be fees especially if your dog has value. They like to add an import tax unless your dog is worth zero. ;-) You will also need a health certificate done within 10 days of air travel and the USDA will have to stamp it too unless you are military. Military vets have USDA approval automatically so you avoid an extra appointment that way. The attached website will have everything that you need to know! http://www.maff.go.jp/aqs/english/animal/im_index.html
Posted on 2014-01-03 12:42:18.0
manuel.ciezadeleon
hello petTravel i can't keep my border collie anymore so I'm trying to send her to my house in peru but i dont know how to
Posted on 2014-01-07 09:22:29.0
katarina.arsic.750
Hi, I will travel with my dog from Serbia to Canada. I would like to know do I need a FAVN test for Germany if I will just change the flight overe there and for Canada I dont need it. Thank you :)
Posted on 2014-01-07 23:12:51.0
PetTravel
Not sure where your collie is living now, but if it is the US, Canada or Mexico, the regulations are here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/peru.cfm You will need to contact the cargo department of an airline that serves the entire route if your pet is traveling unaccompanied. changing planes is OK; changing airlines is not. Your pet must travel in an IATA compliant pet crate like these: http://www.pettravelstore.com/categories/Pet-Crates-%26-Accessories/Pet-Crates/
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:01:20.0
PetTravel
Frederique Nolden I am not familiar with them either.
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:04:02.0
PetTravel
Hong Kong requires that your pet arrive as cargo. It is not an airline requirement...sorry...
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:05:38.0
PetTravel
You can transit Germany if you are staying on the same airline. If your dog is traveling in the cabin, you must stay in the secure area of the airport. If your dog is traveling in the hold, the layover should be around 2 hours. The airline will hold your pup and transfer them to the next airplane. If the layover is longer, then you should confirm with the airline that they will hold your pet so you do not have to claim and recheck it. You do not need a titer test for Canada, but you do need a current vaccination certificate.
Posted on 2014-01-08 02:08:43.0
wayne.cotton.39
My 14 pound pekignese Sophie just had 4 puppies while on a visit to puerto rico from Hartford, CT. We have to return home. At what age will the puppies be able to fly? And how am I going to fly with Sophie and her four babies. I dont want to separate mom from her pups. Can I ship all five dogs together?
Posted on 2014-01-08 11:49:31.0
PetTravel
The pet friendly airlines that best serve your route are United, Delta and American. These airlines have age requirements for puppies traveling alone. I suggest that you contact the airlines and ask them what their policies are for flying a mother with pups and whether they are any different. Generally, puppies are not safe to fly in the hold until they are 10 weeks old.
Posted on 2014-01-09 02:04:02.0
simon.boa.7
Hi want to bring a puppy over to canada , I am told by the airline that it needs a rabbies vaccination and a repeat after 21 days, although the federal vet says it is exempt because it is younger than 3 months. How come klm and Lufthansa ask for this when it is not required by the federal vet
Posted on 2014-01-10 01:21:32.0
PetTravel
Although Canada states that pets under 3 months are exempt from their regulations when traveling with their owner, the airline can formulate their own policies when transporting pets.
Posted on 2014-01-10 02:08:19.0
SofiaEstrellaOlivieri
I have two pit bulls. one is a puppy just over 1 year, the other is about 5. She has traveled back and forth to Ecuador twice now and now, they are telling us Pits can not fly into Ecuador since 2009. This puts us in a real bind as we have to be out of Ecuador for 9 months. Can you help? We can not leave our dogs here. They are the only family we have.
Posted on 2014-01-11 13:15:02.0
dixie.smith.5815
Can you drive across a border and fly with a different airline?
Posted on 2014-01-11 13:58:57.0
SofiaEstrellaOlivieri
No...I have been on line all night...looks like I might have to leave them...
Posted on 2014-01-11 16:49:48.0
cynthia.reagor.1
How did you get her there and should have ticket to show so you can bring her home
Posted on 2014-01-11 22:38:35.0
SofiaEstrellaOlivieri
yes, we do....have our tickets....good point Flyer...and Napo I can list him as a mix breed....he can fly...Satcha, has been microchipped already and I am not sure if we can change it, we will talk to our vet to day...I am heartbroken. I can not come back for 9 months....my baby Napo........I will be crushed for 9 months......
Posted on 2014-01-12 14:09:23.0
marthasomething
Hi PetTravel, My husband is in the military and we are relocating to Japan from Southern California later this year. I would LOVE to travel with my dog in the cabin however I'm not sure if that is possible. He is a 23lb Shiba Inu, He is very small for his breed. Any information is appreciated. Martha
Posted on 2014-01-12 19:33:56.0
PetTravel
Martha - I don't know of any commercial airline that will permit a 23 pound dog in the cabin. The problem is that every airline requires that pets travel in a carrier that will fit under the seat in fron of them. And on international flights, weight is something that the airlines pay attention to. Sorry not to be more encouraging, but I think you need to start getting your pet prepared for traveling in a crate.
Posted on 2014-01-13 01:17:25.0
emmaleighgregory
Hello! My boyfriend and I are hoping to move to Vietnam from Ottawa ONT, in AUG or SEPT in the new year. We are wondering if it is possible to bring our 15 lb Shih tzu/poodle cross with us. We are wondering about the usual cost to do this, and the flying regulations. Also, when I searched pet friendly hotels in ho chi min city there was none listed, is this correct? Any help would be great! Thanks so much!
Posted on 2014-01-13 19:49:50.0
olivia.perryman.14
I'm thinking about going to China to get 50 cats from the fur slaughter house and maybe some other animals but I want to get them to pennsylvenna from China what's the cheapest safest to getmy pets from this long distance I don't know if I have to get all checked by a vet stuff I want them out of a slaughter house and I need help what's the fees how much money should be used I will get a loan help please repond
Posted on 2014-01-14 01:27:13.0
PetTravel
You need to get involved with a major rescue organization that has ties overseas. Contact the local SPCA chapter and inquire. Ask rescue organizations if they could refer you. ArkeFly will transport shelter animals in the cabin for free, but the move needs to be organized and officials from the rescue organization need to be on the flight. If you are talking about a large amount of rescue animas, then you may be able to convince a major commercial airline to get involved. (great publicity)The kitties will need rabies vaccinations and a health certificate to enter the US. Let us know if you need more information.
Posted on 2014-01-14 03:29:12.0