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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.

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

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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!

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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

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Pet Relocation – Consider Air Charter as a Solution!

For many families, the process of moving can be stressful enough, however, finding a solution to pet relocation can add to one’s headache especially if it involves a long distance such as a cross-country trip. Pet Jets has assisted our clients with relocation air solutions since our beginning in 2008. In fact, our first air charter trip assisted an insurance executive and his wife along with their cats and birds to relocate from Bermuda to Atlanta. Pet Jets assists our clients with seeking one way or empty leg flight specials whenever possible for pet owners relocating to save money.

Utilizing air charter for pet relocation has many benefits as air charter provides access to many more airports worldwide than scheduled airline service which can further reduce the stress of moving to to your new home. While the moving van is headed to your new home, Pet Jets customers are safely flying with their family and pets in the cabin of the aircraft to the closest airport to their new home.

For international trips, pet owners will need to start planning their relocation early and in some cases months in advance. When flying pets internationally, it’s important to make sure that pet owners are not only are complying with the requirements for the country of relocation, but also for your country that your are moving from.  Additional documents and tests may be required for your pets, however, Pet Jets as well as your veterinarian can  assist you with finding the needed requirements for air travel.

Call Pet Jets for a non-obligation pet relocation quote today at +1.714.367.4028 or email us at info@petjets.com today. Our air charter specialists will be able to locate the closest airports for your departure location to your new home and will also provide the best aircraft options based on the amount of passengers and pets to insure a safe and comfortable flight!