You love your furry friends and wish to travel on the flight with them. Commercial flights may pose various challenges, and taking a flight with private jet charters will let you travel unhassled with your pets. Pet parents love to see their pets enjoy their flight experience. It plays a calming effect when pets have their owners around. It lessens the trauma and private charters are designed to offer services ideal for pets.
Pros of travelling with pets in a private jet charter
There is plenty of leg space and you have the luxury of having your pet around. You can choose your aircraft type, and the schedule that suits you best. The jet charters offer services like in-flight catering. You can skip the crowded airports, and worry less about your pet’s size and breed. No matter what the weather is, you can rest assured of your pet being accommodated. You can book your flights with aviation companies like PrivateFly, Xojet, and Paramount Business Jets.
To-do list: Travelling with your pets in private jets
- Learn the rules and regulations of the country you are travelling to with regards to the importation of pets.
- Buy a good body harness, which is also recommended by Sit ‘n Stay Global founder, Carol Martin.
- Visit your vet for the vaccinations and carry the updated records.
- Keep all pet documentation up-to-date and handy.
Flying with pets in Europe, U.K., and U.S.
U.K. has a PETS (Pet Travel Scheme) which allows pet dogs, ferrets, and cats to enter the country minus quarantine (provided they meet the rules). Some dedicated U.K. Pet airports are Blackpool, Doncaster, and Manchester (among others). The guidelines that are laid down by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture require pets (dogs and cats) to be 8-weeks-old, pets being weaned and having proof of rabies vaccination.