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.
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.
There are so many factors that have to come together to move pets safely and comfortably. Especially if you’re moving internationally. Too often, pet parents think it’s as easy as securing their own reservations – only to learn the hard way that booking a flight is only the beginning when it comes to pet travel. That’s why professional pet movers such as Starwood Animal Transport exist.
When we write in our blog about shipping your pets, we usually talk about dogs and cats. They are by far the most common household pets. But a pet can be virtually any animal, from a mouse to a horse, and for a few people, at least, the more exotic the better. While it may seem fun to choose an unusual pet, there are several things to think about before you make that decision.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, thousands of people are understandably anxious about returning to or leaving Puerto Rico safely. Many of you have pets and want to be able to take them along.
All those weeks or months of planning, and the Big Day is finally here – it’s the day your pet flies to his new home. Is your stomach in knots with concern about your pet’s trip? Of course not! There’s no need for worry, because you’ve planned ahead carefully for this day. You’ve been following our blog series on moving to a new home with your pet.
You’ve been preparing for your Big Move for weeks. Or, more likely, months if you’re moving overseas. You’ve sorted through your belongings – and your pet’s personal stuff – deciding what to ship and what to leave behind. You found your passport, and you’ve assembled all the paperwork necessary for your pet to fly to her new destination. You’re all set to depart tomorrow.
This is the second article in our five-part series on getting ready for an international move with your pet. First, we looked at your “countdown to departure”– an overview of key pet-related tasks and the order in which you should tackle them. We recommended you make a calendar to track everything, and you’ll be glad you did.