How much does it cost to fly your pet?

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So, how much does it cost to fly your best friend?You can leave the bureaucracy and planning for us, and let’s dive into all the financial details of pet air travel you’ll need  to consider:

Bureaucracy and Approvals:
Before your dog or cat  takes off, you’ll have to deal with bureaucracy in the country of origin. Import permits, health certificates and other paperwork can add up to the total.

Preparation and Veterinary Care:
A dog or a cat  entering a country must undergo veterinary treatments and checks. Vaccinations, microchipping, and blood tests are required and can increase the costs.

Flight and Handling:
The majority of  cost: flying your pet! It depends on the country of origin, the airline, the kennel size and additional handling fees, which, like with human flights, can become costly.
Successfully navigating the process requires thorough budget planning. With the right information and tools, you can fly your dog calmly and safely.

There are 3 options for flying dogs and cats:

Please note that the airline is responsible for the final price for adding a pet to your ticket, and the payment for the tickets, for you and your pet, will be made directly to the airline.


How much does it cost to fly a dog or a cat in the passenger cabin?

For the smaller pets there is an option for flying with you in the passenger cabin.The prices for flying a pet in the passenger cabin will vary depending on the destination and the airline. Generally, the process can cost between $50 and $150.
For example, El Al will increase your bill by $100 for flying a pet in the passenger cabin. In contrast, United will charge you $125 for the service, and that’s just the beginning. If the flight includes a stopover of more than 4 hours within the United States or more than 24 hours outside the United States, you’ll need to add another $125.

How much does it cost to fly a pet in the cargo hold as excess baggage?

If you have the option to fly your pet  as excess baggage, the cost of the service may vary between $100 and $450, depending on the destination and the airline. Don’t worry, Most airlines have designated areas in the cargo hold where pets, including dogs, are transported. This area is specially designed to ensure the safety and comfort of the animals during the flight..
Major airlines charge based on the weight of the dog and the crate. For example, El Al will limit the payment to $200 for a dog weighing up to 50 kg (including crate weight) and $400 for a dog weighing over 51 kg (including crate weight). Similarly, Lufthansa will determine the price based on the size of the crate and the flight distance. For a small crate, the payment will be between $150 and $200, and for a larger crate, you will need to pay between $300 and $450. Other airlines may charge higher amounts by requiring an additional fee per kilogram. For specific destinations, the cost may reach up to $1,000 euros for flying a dog as excess baggage.People who two pets or more  sometimes presented with an option to fly them in the same crate, wich can reduce the cost of the process.The option will depend on the airline, the size of the pets and how well they get along.

How much does it cost to fly a pet as cargo?

Flying a pet as cargo refers to the process of transporting a dog on an aircraft in the cargo hold without the owner accompanying the pet. The airport customs staff handles the transportation, and it takes several hours before and after the flight  at the airport.

Why fly a dog as cargo? Some countries  allow the  entry and exit of animals only as cargo, some  airlines  allow flying animals only as cargo, and sometimes the owner  wants to fly the dog without accompaniment.
Flying a dog as cargo is always more expensive than the other options, and the main reason is that it requires the involvement of much more airport personnel than the alternative.The cost is usually determined based on the volume of the crate, and, of course, it will vary depending on the destination and the airline.
For example, if you need to fly a dog to England, the cost will start from $2000 for a large crate.

How much does it cost to fly a therapy or emotional support dog?

Flying a therapy or emotional support dog provides you with the advantage that there is no need to purchase a flight crate (a significant saving). In addition, with most airlines, you will not have to pay for the dog’s flight ticket!
It is important to emphasize: if your dog is defined as a therapy dog or serves emotional support, it does not mean that you are not required to submit import/export documents. The only difference is in the area of ​​the flight, meaning you can fly without the need for special documents!

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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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