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Private Jet Airline Charters for Pets

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There are many different reasons for chartering a private aircraft to transport your pet instead of traveling by commercial airline.

  • Your pet's size - In today's world of shrinking airline seats, it is getting more and more difficult to take your pet in the cabin of the aircraft. If your best friend is between 15-18 pounds or more than 10-12 inches tall then it will probably have to fly in the cargo hold (depending on the airline). This section of cargo is pressurized and temperature controlled to be nearly the same as in the cabin, you my be concerned about putting your precious pet in the cargo hold of a commercial airline.
  • Summer Heat Embargo - during the summer when temperature exceeds 84 degrees on the runway, most airlines will not accept a pet as checked baggage or air cargo. During the colder months, many airlines require an Acclimation Certificate signed by your veterinarian certifying that your pet can adjust to colder temperatures.
  • Number of pets traveling with you - all airlines have limits as to the number of pets in the cabin of the aircraft. Most airlines limit you to "one pet per passenger." If you have multiple pets or the pets are traveling unaccompanied, then will need to travel as checked baggage or air cargo.
  • Brachycephalic breeds - many airlines will not accept snub nose breeds such as bulldogs, pugs, and Shih-Tzus in the cargo hold as they may develop breathing problems at high altitudes.
  • Pet import requirements - many countries will only accept pets as air cargo and not in the cabin.
  • Length of flight - during long flights, owners may want to ensure that their pet is hydrated and comfortable. Flying on a private charter will allow the owner to give them that extra attention.
So what is a pet owner to do?

Air Charter Advisors offer pet friendly private charter jet services that will allow pets to travel in the cabin with you.

Private charters can cost from ten thousand USD to tens of thousands of dollars if you want to fly overseas. However, there are ways to cut the costs.

Charter companies often have to fly empty to pick up their passengers or perhaps they only have one or two people on a flight that would be willing to fly with you and your pet so that you can share in the cost. It's simply a matter of scheduling. Unlike an airline, you cannot choose to fly on Tuesday morning at 8 AM; you will need to be flexible.

Consider a turbo prop aircraft instead of a jet. It takes a little longer and maybe is not quite as grand, but it costs a lot less.

Consider traveling in a group. A pet friendly vacation with your friends who have pets and want to bring them along can lower the price for everyone. Note that one party must be responsible for the charter.

It is very important to be know the policies of the charter service when transporting your pet. Last minute surprises are not what anyone needs.

Review the charter company's operating certificate, safety record, and insurance policies. Be sure to ask for references. When you get them, be sure and call to ask about the experience the traveler had with the company. Was their adequate space for their pet? Was the flight on time? Was the crew helpful and friendly? What are their methods to safeguard your pet?

A bit of extra effort on your part can pay off in a big way when it comes to the safety and comfort of you and your pet. Consider a pet friendly private plane for less-stress travel.

Email us at for a free quote. Include your telephone number, departure and arrival country/city, date(s) of travel, number of adults, children and pets as well as breeds and weights of pets.

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