Fly With Pets – ABC Guide

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Pet flight, like with humans is influenced by budget and preferences.  The options are related to breed, size, human companion, airline regulations and timing. Following, is an ABC guide to travelling with your pet.

Airline & Airport – You know where you would like to fly your pet, but not how. Many questions have to be asked (and answered) before choosing your route.

Are you aware of the airline regulations regarding pets? Does the airport have any restrictions? How far is the airport from your destination? What are the budget considerations? How long is the flight? Is there an obligatory period of quarantine? Is your pet healthy enough to fly?

All of these questions have to be taken into account.

Approval – Once you’ve decided on a route suitable for you and your pet, it’s time to start the paper work: Government approval, airline approval, special permits and veterinary approval; all these need to be signed and sealed before your flight.

This is a difficult stage not only because of its bureaucratic nature, but also because most people are unaware of all the regulations and documentation necessary. Airlines and governments follow the rules and regulations closely, and owners who are not aware of all the requirements can find their pet grounded.

Buy everything you need –Shopping is fun. The first thing you will need is a flight-approved kennel. When buying a kennel it’s important to find the right kennel for your pet – this is his “seat” for the duration of the flight and he should be comfortable in it. Over-sized kennels can be dangerous for smaller dogs or cats. Dogs may also be injured if they are crowded into a kennel that’s too small.

Aside from your pet’s safety and comfort you must also take into account airline regulations regarding kennel sizes.

After buying your kennel it’s time to accustom your pet to it, so he will be more relaxed during the flight.

Check out our list of recommended accessories to get you and your pet ready for your flight.

Clinic – Your next visit is to the veterinary clinic. It is important to get a complete medical checkup for your pet before flying. What are the vaccinations needed before departing the country and arriving at your destination? How long before the flight do they need to be vaccinated?

Most veterinarians don’t know the answers to these questions so it’s important to be prepared.

Confirm – All your information, orders, and approvals.

Customs – Arrange for the pet to be released from customs. Check which hours are best for customs release and bring all the necessary documentation.

Car – Arrange for a ride from the airport to your pet’s new home.

Have a Safe and Simple Flight!

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Ruth Blakely
Ruth Blakely
A very big thank you to Ahava and all the team for bringing our beloved fur family from Australia to Israel (2 cats and 2 dogs). It was a complex job given the mixed breeds of our rescue pups and the effects of covid on the options available in the pet transport industry. Ahava was so professional and patient and went beyond the call of duty to assist us. Her communication was prompt and informative. Her knowledge and professionalism were exceptional. We will definitely use them should we need to return to Oz. Thank you, Ahava!!!
Gil Sharon
Gil Sharon
The service on Terminal4Pets is highly recommended. I brought my dog from the UAE to Israel without any problems thanks to Ahava's help throughout the whole process and paperwork.
Olga Vigasin
Olga Vigasin
Excellent service! Amazing 24/7 support from Ahava! The most complicated flight for two cats to New Zealand couldn't be possible without her assistance. Highly recommended team!
Genna H
Genna H
Terminal for pets was super great! A big thanks to Ahava for arranging all the flights for my shih tzu from Israel to Australia! My dog arrived safely and was in great condition!
Gideon Caplin
Gideon Caplin
Amazing service from Ahava and the team. Moving a dog from Israel to the UK is particularly complicated (and my situation involved various delays and pauses) but they were happy to wait for as long as needed until we were ready to move. They got everything in order, they were always responsive (including at 11pm when I landed in Paris and had a question) and had great communication with my vet also. Highly recommend for the most stress free possible experience !
Liat Shalit
Liat Shalit
A special thank you to Stav and the T4P team for arranging everything to relocate our beautiful cat From Vietnam to Israel. Always available to communicate and answer questions, highly experienced and professional and super nice and patient. We will definitely use them again on our next relocation.
Eliraz Asulin
Eliraz Asulin
My Terminal4Pets experience was amazing! During the covid19 we had so much troubles relocating to Japan but with Terminal4Pets help and especially Ahava we had a close caring regarding everything related to fly our dog and every question we had Ahava was very responsive and took care of every detail! Thanks you Terminal4Pets I will recommend you to everyone I know who fly with a pet! you guys are awesome!
Brian Ethridge
Brian Ethridge
My experience with Terminal4Pets was unbelievably easy and efficient. I lived in Israel for a few years and had experienced many different approaches to business and customer service - mostly less that standard. T4P were amazingly responsive and treated my dog so very well. They worked with the kennel that he was staying at and got him to the US without ANY issues. When the airline gave them a challenge, T4P quickly approached me with reasonable options that helped me stay in control of my dog's itinerary and get him here quickly. I highly recommend them!
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