If you are an animal lover and you have got a pet, you will surely have thought to carry it with you on holiday, but it is not always clear how we should do it, even more when travelling by plane. On this article, we are going to talk about some tips for traveling with your pet by plane.
Documentation for your pet
There are several aspects you have to take into account when traveling with your pet by plane: If the flight is national or international, the size of the animal and the Company in which you are going to fly.
A pet cannot access to an airplane if it is not properly identified with its corresponding chip. Consequently, you must have all your vaccines in order along with a health card that confirms it and the animal must be dewormed. In addition to that, it is important that you carry a not more than a ten-year-old good health certificate with you.
If you are going to travel abroad it is necessary that you consult the specific requirements that each country can ask for. At this point, Sweden, Ireland as much as the United Kingdom requires clinical studies to check your animal health. Moreover, the United States does not allow any pet entrance without the rabies vaccine.
Another condition to keep in mind is that some airlines do not allow travel with animals, especially the low-cost ones. However, this is not forbidden in many others although each company sets its own standards. Some airlines allow traveling with your pet in the plane cabin if it does not weigh more than 8 kg. Otherwise, they must travel in the cellar.
An essential fact: guide dogs are allowed in every airline.
Take your pet as carry-on luggage
If you can travel with your pet as carry-on luggage in the cockpit of the plane you must bear in mind that your pet must be inside the pet transporter and this must have the right size so that the animal can turn one side or another. Additionally, it must have enough ventilation.
A trick to make it relaxed during the journey: put a small blanket or sweater with your smell inside the pet transporter and it will travel much quieter!
Remember that the animal cannot be transported out of the airport at any time until passing customs when international destinations.
When the size of the animal exceeds the limits marked by the company to travel into the cabin, the pet transporter must be checked-in.
In this case and taking into account that the animal is comfort alone in the cellar, it would be advisable to take direct flights nonstop. Avoid doing it in times of extreme temperatures, both being cold or hot. In addition, it is important that you carry an identification plate with the owner’s information such as the name, the phone number and the destination of the trip. Another essential aspect is not giving food to the animals so that they eat during the journey as they can run the risk of dizziness and vomiting. One tip for this is happily sedative or a natural product that allows them to sleep.
We hope these tips to travel by plane with your pet will help you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation thanks to our Aerobús blog. Remember that you can travel with your pet on Aerobus because we do not only care about you catching your flight on time but also we worry about your comfort and safety. We want you to travel happily!