This comprehensive guide contains the most current information available, but it is titled “Keeping Up” for a reason – things change in the world and in the world of pet travel. We will update this guide periodically as airlines change their policies or if key information changes regarding paperwork, vaccinations, service animals, crates, etc., found in the following chapters.
Any overseas relocation that includes family pets will be challenging. Pet travel adds considerably to your to-do list because it can be convoluted, confusing, and time-consuming. On top of that, every pet parent is naturally concerned about how your furry beloved will weather the journey. Could it get any more complicated?
Oh, those adorable flat-faced pets. From tiny tykes such as Shih Tzus and pugs to boxers and mastiffs, we find our canines’ wrinkly faces, big eyes, and funny snorty sounds to be entirely endearing. And let’s not forget flat-faced felines – from stately Persians to Scottish Folds, their snub noses have captured our hearts, too. Sadly, however, those flattened faces can cause serious health problems.
Moving to a foreign country means a trip for the entire family, and that includes the four-legged members. Your kitty doesn’t know it yet, but she’s about to become an international traveler. So, in addition to planning the human side of your move, you will have to map out her journey, too. The key to a smooth feline move is advance planning, so start as early as possible.
Cathay Pacific Airways is Hong Kong’s official airline, serving destinations around the world. Via their integrated partner Cathay Dragon, the airline also connects numerous cities in China with service to Hong Kong. You may not be familiar with this air carrier, but if you’re moving to Hong Kong, you may well find yourself aboard. So what does that mean for your pet?
Here’s what you need to know about pet travel on Cathay Pacific. You can get further details on the airline’s website, or by contacting our pet travel experts here at Starwood Animal Transport.
Air France welcomes almost all dogs and cats to travel in the passenger cabin, in the hold (what you might call “checked baggage”), or as freight (cargo), depending on their size, breed, and destination. You can research the airline’s pet policies and rates in full detail on their website, but we have pulled together all the key information for you below.
Vive la France! Here you are, about to move to the land of wine, cheese, and croissants. And your dear Coquette, your four-legged companion in almost all things, is going with you. But, of course! Moving to France is a major undertaking, as is any overseas move, but you will love the result – living in France.
Like all pet-friendly airlines, JetBlue strives to make travel safe and comfortable for companion animals. Their underlying philosophy is simple: “We know that people are happy when their furbabies are happy, so our mission to bring humanity to air travel extends to four-legged humans, too.”