General Information About Exporting Pets
When you request a pet export quotation we quote for all costs to move your pet by air to the named destination airport. If you’re delivering your pet to the premises near Heathrow it must arrive a minimum of five hours prior to the flight. Collections from you (if required) is likely to be by arrangement, usually on your day before departure.
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There may however be additional charges payable at the airport of destination to cover costs for such items as airline import handling, customs clearance and veterinary charges. As these fees are payable in country of destination, and we are unable to pay them in your behalf, so these charges are not within the quote (but we will advise you of this).
Prices are influenced by the size/weight of the animal(s) to be exported, any additional services (such as UK transportation, kenneling, and veterinary certification), flight time and the destination. In the event of dogs, the box size provided is on the basis of the measurements directed at us. Should these measurements be incorrect we accept no responsibility for just about any delay or extra costs involved as a result.
Animals must certanly be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the right size for them i.e. they have to be big enough for your pet to stand up without touching the the top of box, take a nap comfortably and have the ability to turn round within the box. There must also be a fixed water container within the container with a method of filling it from the outside (funnel).
In case you need to utilise our services we would need to have written confirmation with payment the moment possible and at the least 28 days beforehand. We may also require a contact Name, Address and Telephone Number in the united kingdom of destination (the airline will need to ring beforehand to verify acceptance).
You may well be in a position to take your pet as excess baggage, which would mean booking direct with passenger reservations. This may also be a cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take livestock and that there may be restrictions such as for example standby status with regards to the airline and the route). However should the animal(s) be a really large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time since the move be particularly difficult then we could offer the cargo option as well as other services including collection, kenneling and Export Health Certification.
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With info on the measurements of the animal(s) we are able to build transit kennels to fit. Kennels may be either picked up from us or delivered to any U.K. Airport to coincide along with your check in time or be delivered to your home.
Regardless of the mode of travel, pets should go to the cargo your hands on the aircraft. This really is heated and pressurised to the exact same extent while the passenger cabin. The animals are loaded into the hold approximately 30 minutes before departure (however the airline requires they are delivered for them 4 hours prior to the flight) and are unloaded at one other end usually within 30 minutes of the plane landing. After the documents can be found the animals could be cleared through customs. The handling/vet fees are then payable to the Import Shed Operator of which point the animals can be collected and taken home.
There’s no getting around it – taking your pet travelling by air beyond your UK, whether on a quick holiday or even more permanently, is expensive, time-consuming and could be complicated.
There are always a host of regulations which have to be followed, both country and airline specific, and they frequently change.
Generally speaking, the farther away or maybe more exotic your destination, the more work is needed to meet import regulations, veterinary requirements and to navigate through the neighborhood rules.
Our job at Pets by Plane is to help you find the right flights (many airlines won’t carry snub-nosed breeds of dogs and cats) navigate the guidelines and regulations, advise on the proper travel kennel and make sure that your pet can travel comfortably, securely and as economically as possible.
With over 25 year’s experience in transporting animals around the globe, we’ll ensure everything can be as stress free as you possibly can and we could make the calm well-being, comfort and safety of your pet our top priority. We take our motto of’We care in the air’extremely seriously and pride ourselves on giving a passionate, efficient and caring service.