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Pet Travel Trends

Pet Travel Trends 2020

Over half of pet owners are planning to travel with their pets and roughly 2 million domestic animals board commercial and private charter flights each year. Pet travel is an important part of the travel industry and should not be taken lightly or ignored. With over a third of owners saying they simply won’t travel without their pets, making traveling with pets as accessible as possible would be beneficial for both travelers and businesses. Owners often sacrifice the length and the frequency of their vacations as a result of having animals, and many hold pet-friendly accommodations and destinations in high regard. Increasing the options and ease with which owners can take their furry friends may encourage these travelers to take longer, as well as more frequent trips and holidays. For this reason the option of pet friendly air charter is on the increase especially for those looking to relocate with their pets with ease for long distances. Read on for more information on pet travel trends, as we explore the facts and figures behind pet travel in recent years.

  • 53% of travelers take holidays with their pets, so pet-friendly accommodation is a growing industry trend.
  • It’s estimated that 2 million domestic animals travel on commercial flights every year.
  • 52% of surveyed owners said that they only stay at pet-friendly properties.
  • 6% of pets in the US board a plane every year.
  • 27% of people said that they want to see more dog-friendly hotels and holiday parks. 16% would also like to see this in pubs.
  • 15% would like to see more dog-friendly beaches, while 14% want more dog-friendly restaurants.
  • A recent poll found that 27% of pet owners are planning one or two trips with their furry friends in the next year.
  • 37% are planning 3 to 5 getaways, while 31% intend to travel with their pet six or more times across the year.
  • Over half of owners plan to travel this year with their animal companions.
  • 37% of owners have opted against travelling to stay at home with their dog.
  • 78% of owners and their four-legged friends are driving and flying together more now than ever before.
  • 37% of families travel with their furry friends. This is a 19% increase over the last decade

Before we dive into the other facts and figures, let’s look at what percentage of Americans own dogs. In the US, 36% of households own a dog, so right away it looks as though pet travel will be an important factor in traveling for many. So how many Americans travel with their pets each year? A survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that 37% of animal owners travel with their pets every year. This is up by 19% over the last decade! Research also shows that 42% of 55-64-year-old owners take their pets with them making Baby Boomers more likely to bring furry friends on their travels than younger generations. Overall, these stats show that many people own pets, and many travelers look to take their pets along with them. Companies in the air charter industry would do well to take notice of this trend.

  • Over 50% of owners intend to take their pets away with them this year.
  • In 9 out of 10 households, dogs are considered part of the family.
  • 31.3% plan to take overnight trips with their pets six or more times a year.
  • 37% of families travel with their four-legged friends. This is a 19% increase over the last decade.
  • 42% of owners aged 55-64 take their four-legged friends with them travelling. This makes Baby Boomers more likely to do this than younger generations.
  • If they have to leave their pets at home, 25% of Boomers make homemade treats for their dogs to enjoy when they are away.
  • 75% leave behind an article of clothing with their scent on it!
  • 25% of women will take their dog on vacation, whereas just 14% of men will do the same.

Pet Jets has been providing pet friendly air charters services for over a decade and recent pet travel trends demonstrate that more people are looking at private air charter as an alternative to the airlines who continue to place restrictions on pet travel. For example, according to the Wall Street Journal new restrictions in the U.S. by the Department of Transportation are allowing airlines to ban emotional support animals. With such restrictions in place consider private air charter by contacting Pet Jets for a free quote for your next pet friendly air travel needs!

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Flying with Your Pets

5 Tips When Flying with Your Pets

I got my pet for one primary reason: To have an outdoor companion! She’s an 8-year old golden retriever who loves to frolic in lush forests and endlessly swim in cold ocean waters.

However, when the all-too-familiar nearby trails and beaches become a tad bit boring, your itchy feet can take you to other places which will require flying. This circumstance then raises the most critical yet horrifying question: Where should you leave your pets?

Sure, there are 5-star vet hotels, your willing friends who can babysit (or petsit), or you can always leave them home for the time being – alone and lonely. Although it might not matter the world to you, this is already a big deal for your pet companions, maybe even traumatic for some animals.

So before you think about leaving your pets behind on probably the most exciting adventure in your life, here are five tips that you need to prepare when flying with your pets.

1. Call the most pet-friendly airline in town.

Our pets are part of the family. And when it comes to their safety, you should only trust the best airline company when handling them. Check which ones are the most pet-friendly airlines through online reviews and recommendations. Then check what type of aircraft you’ll be flying in. More often than not, a smaller aircraft will have size limits.

Moreover, don’t be frugal when choosing an airline. High-cost airlines are a better option than budget airlines at this point. Remember, your pets’ safety is the utmost priority when flying. If unable to find an airline option, consider a pet friendly air charter with Pet Jets!

2. Check if your pets are fit to fly.

Airlines and veterinarians advise that puppies not more than eight weeks old, older dogs, or sick dogs shouldn’t be fit to fly. Also, some breeds of dogs with a short snout like pugs, boxers, or bullmastiffs are susceptible to heatstroke, especially when placed in the cargo area of an airplane. More importantly, pets that have a bad temperament, meaning those that bite or are not accustomed to people, are better off staying put.

3. See if you can fly your pets in cabins.

Most airlines offer either flying your pets in cabins as carry-on luggage or as cargo. Although the former seems to be a much safer route, some airlines usually impose a 20-pound pet weight limit for in-cabin pet flights. So if your pets can fit under your seat, then you can keep an eye on them throughout the flight which will give you peace of mind. As for cargo flying, check if your pets are mentally and physically healthy enough to endure hours of seclusion.

4. Accustom your dogs to a crate before flying.

Most airlines require a large crate for your pets. It’s recommended that you accustom your pets to a crate a few weeks before the fly date so it can feel comfortable and calm inside the crate. Practice driving your pets around while inside a crate so they can get used to motion sickness.

5. Wear your dog out hours before flying.

Take your dog out for a walk, or a run a few hours before flying to burn off the excess energy. This allows them to rest better and remain calm during the entire flight. Always make sure to have a water bottle clipped on the crate. If you think your pets are better off sedated throughout the flight, consult your dog’s veterinarian for the right dosage.

Wrap Up

Spending time in the outdoors with your furry companions is a perfect bonding moment that will solidify that pet-human love and connection. When you reach your destination, it’s crucial to have the most suitable gear and equipment for safety as well. Last but not least, have the best time with your adorable pets!

Author Bio:

Sarah Brooks is a passionate travel & outdoor blogger who loves to travel and write about her experience. She is currently working with Pursuing Outdoor, which offers ultimate guides and tips on fishing, outdoor, survival, bushcraft, and hunting. Click here for more info about outdoor tips, guides and more.

Pet Jets Travel Club

Pet Jets Travel Club – Share a Pet Friendly Air Charter!

Pet Jets Travel Club

Pet Jets Travel Club

In response to the latest news that a major international airline is no longer taking reservations to fly pets in cargo, Pet Jets has received a significant increase in inquires for pet friendly air charters. While the cost of air charter can significantly be higher than the cost of airline flights, air charter offers a great solution for relocation or vacation flights. Many inquiries find that pet owners require a large jet for their flight that can be cost prohibitive . For example,  from the west coast of the U.S. to Hawaii, a large private jet is required for the flight, but many of our inquiries only have a small party of two or three passengers with one pet leaving ample space on the aircraft for another similar party to share the flight and cost. Pet Jets Travel Club was created to offer an opportunity to lower the cost by half by providing an opportunity to network with other pet owners to simply share a flight. To meet this need, Pet Jets has a member only section of their website for Pet Jets Travel Club members as well as a private facebook group page for members to post their flight requests and network. Once you find another party to share a flight, Pet Jets assist with finding the best aircraft at the best price to assist with arranging your pet friendly air charter. Pet Jets Travel Club provides the opportunity to reduce the cost of private air charter at a time when pet owners who don’t want their pets to fly in cargo or can’t find air transportation solutions for relocation or travel. Visit PetJets.com for more information!

Jet Charter

Events to Attend by Jet Charter in February 2017

Consider attending these events by Jet Charter in February 2017!

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Super Bowl, Houston, Texas, USA 5  February 2017

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the world.

Carnival of Venice, Italy 11 – 28 February 2017

Colorful, fascinating, funny and a superbly costumed environment in spectacular St Mark’s Square and the misty, magical streets around. For the full flavor, buy a mask, rent a costume and go to a palazzo ball (the best is the Doge’s Ball). Visit: Carnevale di Venezia website

Berlin International Film Festival, Germany 9-19 February 2017

For two weeks in February, the German capital enjoys a break from gloomy winter with a showcase of film, art, glamour and parties bringing a huge buzz when the Berlinale is staged across the city. Affectionately known as the Berlinale, this is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and one of Germany’s top media events. Dating back to 1978 and with nearly half a million admissions last year, the Berlinale is considered the world’s largest film festival. Around 400 works and films are generally displayed to visitors, with a much smaller number actually competing for the much coveted Golden Bear award.

NBA All Star Game, New Orleans, LA, USA  19 February 2017

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball game that will be played in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Smoothie King Center.
St Valentine’s Day in St Valentine, Italy 14 February 2017

Sometimes we forget that Valentines Day is actually St. Valentine’s Day. Did you know St. Valentine was Italian? We remember that as we contemplate Valentine’s Day in Italy. Spend the most romantic day of the year in the place where the day’s namesake was laid to rest. In the Umbrian hometown of St Valentine, this is the place for loved-up couples to be on the most romantic day of the year! Celebrations of St Valentine take place in Terni throughout February, but are centered around the feast which takes place on the 14th, near the Basilica where the Saint’s remains were laid to rest.

FC Barcelona vs. PSG in France 14 February

On February 14th the most famous and strongest football clubs in Europe are looking ahead to match in the round of 16 to take the step further into the champions league final in Cardiff, Wales.

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club: The stadium, with a seating capacity of 48,583 spectators, has been the home pitch of Paris Saint-Germain since 1974. Before the opening of the Stade de France in 1998, it was also the home stadium of the French football and rugby national teams. If you want to discuss high class football with the world’s best players in a unique atmosphere, this game is a must do.

Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA 26 February 2017

The 2017 Daytona 500, the 59th running of the event, will be a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Contested over 200 laps, on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt superspeedway, It will be the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Contact us at Pet Jets for your next pet friendly jet charter by calling +1.714.367.4028 or email us at info@petjets.com