Traveling with your Pets
Can’t bear to leave the family pet in a kennel and don’t want your trusted companion stuck in commercial’s cargo section? No need to worry. One benefit of private jet travel is the opportunity to take the pride and joy of the family with you in the main cabin.
Even though pets are often considered members of the family, the FAA classifies pets as cargo. Generally, this means they must be appropriately secured, most commonly in an animal carrier, during takeoff and landing for the safety of themselves and others. International travel poses additional procedures and restrictions, and these may differ from one country to another.
Before booking your flight, inform your charter operator if you plan to travel with your pet. They can check if there are any restrictions or requirements and ensure that the jet can accommodate your pet.
3 Tips Traveling with your Pets
1. If using a travel carrier for the first time, give your pet at least a month before your flight to become familiar with the carrier to minimize his or her stress during travel.
2. Talk with your veterinarian about prescription tranquilizers if you are considering sedating your pet during travel. Make sure to specify it is for air travel.
3. Bring along a confirmation of your pet’s immunization (to verify a clean bill of health).
At times someone must travel with one of their pets when they are traveling and they aren’t able to leave their pet at home. So they want to be sure that their pet will be allowed to go on the flight with them and that they will be taken care of.
Fly Charters can take care of the arrangements of your pets traveling with passengers, as long as the arrangements are made ahead of time. When traveling with a pet, the passenger must make certain that the pet has a carrier that is suitable and that the pet will be comfortable during the flight.
As long as the proper steps are taken, animals can travel with you, just like human passengers. Everything must be done to ensure their safety and comfort.