Nothing beats a new adventure. To make it even better, take your favorite furry friend along. You will both enjoy the new sights, sounds and smells that await you. Here are a few tips to make your trip easier, when traveling by air with your small pet.
You will need to check with the airline to ensure they allow pets in the main cabin of the aircraft. You will be required to make a separate reservation for your pet. The cost per pet will range from $70-$125 each way. Most airlines have a limit regarding the number of pets they allow, in the main cabin, on each flight. So reserve your pet’s flight when you book your own.
You will need an airline approved pet carrier for your little companion. Airline approved carriers are designed to fit under the seat in front of you. However, many isle seats will not be large enough to accommodate a pet carrier. Go to your airlines website for more information on acceptable carriers and carrier dimensions. Your pet needs to be comfortable and have the available space to stand and turn around inside the carrier. In the weeks prior to your trip, work with your pet to get them comfortable with their carrier. Including familiar items like a toy and blanket are good idea. Just be sure the items you put in the carrier are not too bulky. Please be aware, a pet carrier is considered a piece of carry-on luggage. Most airlines only allow two pieces of carry on luggage per passenger.
Most airlines require a current health certificate from your veterinarian. This means your pet must be in good health and be up to date on all their shots. A current health certificate is one that …Read more