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zoesucksatteaching message me questions! I’m working on re-writing it but I can’t seem to remember what I added. Seriously had links and all. I’ll make what I have public and then add more to it as I go. Keep checking, but send me some questions that you specifically have.
I just wrote a 22 bulleted post on international pet travel and tumblr ate it.
fml, and fuck you tumblr. I’ll get around to doing that again.
Here are some things I’ve encountered while trying to get Bubbles from Korea to America. I’ve linked to some of the airline pet travel policy pages. If you just google “delta pet policy” it’ll pop up.
- American Airlines does not allow brachycephalic cat breeds and any “mix” of will not be accepted: (Burmese, Persian, Himalayan, Exotic Shorthair). If your cat is a mixed breed, like Bubbles, it’s extremely difficult to get clearance to fly with American Airlines.
- American Airlines has strict temperature policies. They cannot guarantee that your animal will be flying with you. If it’s too hot or too cold at the time of check-in, your animal will be unable to fly.
- JAL does not allow animals in-cabin. However, they seem to have excellent standards for flying them as cargo.
- Make sure all of your documents are in order. First check with the airline before purchasing a ticket.
- I’ve been working with Khloe over at Korea Animal Transport. www.cwhospital.com She’s been quite wonderful.
- Delta and United allow in-cabin pets.
- There are extremely strict guidelines for the crate for the animal.
- Do Not Sedate Your Pet. If you do, consult your vet. It messes with their ability to naturally deal with pressure and temperature changes.
- Work with a travel agent to book your tickets. They are actually quite helpful.
Send me questions and keep checking back here because I’ll update this as I remember what I said.
Bubbles has to fly as cargo. Oh, god. The anxiety is already kicking in.
For those planning to take pets back to America (or the EU) start way in advance. A lot of airlines don’t accept certain breeds as well as not allowing animals to fly at certain times of year due to weather temperatures.
If you’re flying home with your pet, start sooner rather than later.