Traveling with Pets

Starwood Alert: Puppy Scams on the Rise During the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] December 13, 2018 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Puppy Scam

In a season that is supposed to be all about love and giving, it is especially heartbreaking to know that puppy scams are on the rise. These heartless endeavors are purely an effort to separate you from some money. They appeal to your desire to bring a furry new member into your family. Or your kindness in wanting to help an animal in need. Don’t fall for it!

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What to Look for in an Airline Pet Policy

[fa icon="calendar'] December 10, 2018 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel

 

Who knew you might have to become an expert on airline pet policies? Pet travel, by air as well as car, has increased dramatically in recent years. Dogs, cats, and other animals are acknowledged members of the family, so of course we want them to accompany us when we’re on the go. Last year, more than two million pets took flight for travel, and that’s only within the US. 

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Hawaiian Airlines Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] December 7, 2018 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel

Aloha! Are the Islands about to welcome you and your pet as new residents? Perhaps you’re considering Hawaiian Airlines as the most appropriate carrier to transport you and your beloved companion to paradise. As with all airlines around the world, Hawaiian has their own set of rules when it comes to pets in flight. Here’s what you need to know.

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Alaska Airlines Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2018 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel


When pets travel on Alaska Airlines, they go Fur-st Class™. Within certain guidelines, pets can travel in-cabin, as checked baggage, or as cargo – all, says the airline, in a program based on the twin concerns of pet safety and top-notch care. Here’s an overview of what that means, for you and your furry (or feathered, or scaly) friend.

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Lufthansa Airlines Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] December 4, 2018 / by Starwood Animal Transport posted in Pet Shipping, Pet Travel

One of the first things you learn as you start to research which airlines might be available to transport your family pet to another country is that each airline has different policies. That can make it difficult to compare your options. Every airline presents their policies somewhat differently on their website, too. That can add to your confusion and increase the risk that you’ll miss something important. 

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