Travel with a pet
Pet strollers must be checked at the ticket counter, and all checked bag fees apply. Government regulations and vaccinations in MexicoOpens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines. Animal quarantine rules in HawaiiOpens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines.
3 Space for pets traveling in the cabin or in the baggage compartment is subject to availability. Pets traveling in the baggage compartment are subject to breed restrictions, travel date embargoes and fleet restrictions. A full stomach might be uncomfortable for your dog during travel. Feed your pet a light meal and a small drink approximately two hours before dispatch and exercise your pet immediately before it goes into its container. While it’s best to refrain from feeding your dog right before the flight, you can continue to give him water right up to the time of travel. Find helpful information if your trip includes 1 or more flights with our partner airlines.
The travel policies of U.S. airlines with regard to shipping animals are subject to change at any time. If your pet must be shipped as cargo using a commercial shipper, ontact one early in the moving process, usingIPATA. Review all considerations with the airline and, if necessary, the pet shipper you plan to use. OBC recommends that you request written confirmation of reservations you make for the shipment of your pet. If your pet is too large to fly in the cabin, it must travel with American Airlines Cargo. Keep in mind, we only accept checked pets for active-duty U.S.
How to fly your pet
You’ll be responsible for fulfilling all entry requirements and must notify the department of the dog’s intended arrival at least 3 working days before export. We are proud members of IPATA & ATA both highly regarded organisations and industry bodies for international animal transportation. In keeping with pet transportation in-cabin kennel requirements.
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Today more and more airlines are making arrangements for passengers to take pets especially dogs and cats on board. Your pet can travel on the plane with you(either in-cabin, as accompanied baggage, or as cargo). Some airlines no longer offer this option and some countries do not allow pets to enter the country in-cabin. The CDC’s temporary suspension for dogs entering the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies implemented in July 2021 will be extended until January 2023. We can advise you on flight regulations, pet travel after Brexit, pre-travel checklists, pet-friendly airlines, UK arrivals process, travel restrictions and so much more. For all other pets flying from countries outside the UK, simply fill out the form below and we will share your details and put you in touch with our trusted pet travel partners.
Pet certification requirements vary from country to country. A few countries simply require the veterinarian who examines your pet to be licensed in the state of origin, and no USDA endorsement of the veterinarian’s examination statement is required. There have been cases where a country does not require a certification, but a particular airline does.