When it comes to pet travel, don’t fly blind

By Connie Orcutt • Published: August 1st, 2017
Category: Animal Airwaves

When deciding to fly with your furry friend, first consider his demeanor. If your buddy’ is fussy, you might opt for a pet sitter instead. But if that’s not an option, here are some things to remember.

Only a fixed number of in-cabin pets are allowed on each flight, so book your tickets ASAP. If you can’t book a direct flight, schedule a layover of at least a few hours. That way your buddy can get out of the carrier and visit the relief area.

About the carrier—once you know your airline’s size specifications, buy the largest carrier allowed. Choosing one with soft sides affords the most flexibility.

Finally, don’t forget to find out the airline’s requirements for pet vaccinations and health certificates. Most airlines ask for signed documents dated within 10 days of domestic travel.