IATA Approved Flight Kennels
All dogs shipped by air must certanly be housed in an IATA approved kennel which will be ideal for how big is canine being transported. Food and water must also be contained in the kennel for long journeys and some airlines do exercise any dogs being shipped in the hold on significant stop-overs but for security reasons, this isn’t a thing that you (if you’re travelling on a single aircraft) could be allowed to do yourself.
Taking your pet on your flight
Pets can travel on most scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to virtually every the main world so in most cases, your pet should manage to travel on the same flight as yourself if that is what you should like. All the ‘low-cost’airlines do not carry pets however, and you can find few points that should be thought about with this kind of pet shipment.
Firstly, pets arrive to the cargo or freight area of the airport, not the passenger terminal and you cannot maintain two places at the same time! If you’re held up attending to your own customs and visa formalities, your pet might be left looking forward to longer than required to be collected and released from their travel kennel.
Also, it’s worth bearing in mind that many airports need you to take your pets travel kennel away with you. In the event of large or multiple pets, the travel kennel/s may prove very difficult to transport, particularly if you have all your own luggage to deal with too.
Lastly, you’ll not have any usage of your pet from the time they’re checked in at the departure airport and soon you collect them at the destination airport, and for a few countries such as for example Australia and New Zealand where quarantine on landing is applicable, you will not be able to see your pets before they’re taken to their quarantine accommodation.
If you’ve considered these points and still want your pet to travel on the same flight as yourself, we’ll come together with you to allow for this whenever possible.
We’re happy to generally meet clients who are travelling on the same aircraft as their pets at the London airports on the day of shipment. We would require seeing copies every one of Veterinary paperwork to be sure they’re appropriate for travel and whilst we shall always ask you to check and check the size of your pet and travel kennel ahead of time, we unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for last-minute delays or problems occurred on the day of travel with this sort of shipment. The single most frequent basis for these eleventh hour problems at the airport is the measurements being incorrect and the travel kennel being refused as too small for the dog. With the years of experience we’ve with these kind of issues, we will sometimes ask you many times if you are sure in regards to the size as a wriggly dog is not quite an easy task to measure and we can usually tell if the measurements don’t sound right for the breed of dog.
Many pets which have previously travelled in to the UK in a particular size kennel might not have the ability to travel back out in exactly the same kennel as a result of stringent rules applied when leaving the UK. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are amongst the strictest on earth for animal welfare, and therefore the message here’s that if you’re not sure please say so as we may then make contingency plans for if the kennel is not just a sufficient fit.