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Traveling With Your Pets by Plane 

Do you have to travel by air very soon? If you do, are you a pet owner needing to bring your pet with you? Although a lot of us leave the animals at home, you simply won't desire to do so or maybe your purpose for travelling may be to move, rather than having a enjoyable vacation. Whatever your reasons for wanting or being forced to travel along with your pet or pets, you might find a number of important points that you will need to keep in mind.

The first step in traveling with a pet is usually to be sure that you are capable of doing so. Although several airlines will allow pets on their planes, not everyone will. You could be in a scenario if you plan to depart from a small airport with only one or two airlines. If they really do not accept pets or maybe if their rules and restrictions are too much for you to handle, you will want to check out other nearby airports, especially those that are larger in size.


When traveling by air with your pet or pets, it is important to understand that you will be charged an additional fee. Unfortunately, many first time pet travelers think that they could use their pets with their pet carriers to count towards being a carry-on bag or maybe a checked bag. This isn’t how it works though. You certainly will, have to pay an extra fee for traveling with a pet. This extra fee will depend on the airline in question and and also your pet’s location, such as in the cabin or in the baggage compartment.

That leads to another important point. Even with some of the airlines that allow pets, like cats and dogs, aboard their flights, not all allow pets to be in the cabin with other passengers. This is particularly common on small planes where allergies may be a big concern. If you cannot part with your pet, be sure to search for an airline that will allow you to keep him or her in the cabin with you. With that said, keep in mind that how big is the family pet will also play a huge factor in your options.

Regardless of where your pet is stored for the plane ride, you will require to have a pet carrier or crate for them. Many airlines have specific rules and restrictions on what type may be used. Resections usually include materials used, as well as size. Most will provide you with that information when asked. When it comes to pet crates and carriers, it is essential to make sure that you provide your pet enough room to stand and move around a little bit. Actually, most airlines will not transport pets that they feel are unsafe from small pet crates and carriers.

Furthermore it is crucial that you make certain you get your pet checked by their vet. You will need to ensure that your pet has all required vaccinations and that they are fit for travel. Also, all airlines require that you receive a health certificate, that will declare that the animal in perfect shape and safe for travel.

The above mentioned points are only a few of the many that you will want to take into consideration when traveling with a pet. Added tips include booking direct flights, making sure your pet’s collar is marked with the proper identification, as well as their pet carrier.  Read Philippine Airlines’ Pet Policy

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