Pets are part of our lives and they are almost as precious as your family. We would always want them around with us and experience things we are also experiencing. And I am sure you would not want to leave your beloved pets behind when you travel. The problem is, it can be a big hassle bringing them, getting into security and stuff.
Sinclair James International Travel and Tours has reviewed different tips for pet travel. Here are the following air flight policies you should be aware of when traveling with your fur friends.
1. Choose an Airline
Like most travel agencies Sinclair James International Travel & Tours includes in their services the option to take a round trip ticket for convenient and hassle-free travel. This will lessen the struggles of getting into all the processes twice. However, if you are not certain when you are to return, better choose an airline which has concrete pet policies. Is your dog or cat allowable in the cabin with you? Are there any restrictions? Will your pet need to travel in the cargo hold? You would not want to risk issues of complaints from fellow passengers when you go ahead and sit your pet with you, do you? Better ensure it first before you get into complications.
Most airports would also impose heavy security on your pets for health purpose. In many developing cities they are sensitive to animal borne diseases so you might want to research more about them. Manila, Philippines, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are sometimes more hospitable to pets than other airports.
2. Ensure Health Certificate
Sinclair James International Travel & Tours can advise you on what health certificate is required when shipping your pet as cargo. Airlines like Delta will require a health certificate for all pets checked as baggage. Some destination states may require a health certificate for your pet. If a health certificate is required, it must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of transport..
3. Administering Tranquilizers
The use of pet tranquilizers at high altitudes is unpredictable. If you plan to sedate your pet, you must have written consent from the pets veterinarian. This information must be attached to the kennel. Bear in mind that flight attendants may not be licensed to perform the sedation so you may need to ask assistance of an expert. No worries. There are available personnel in most airports.