With long lineups, increasingly oppressive security regimes and additional fees, traveling by plane is already trying enough on the patience. Taking a pet with you can make your trip even more daunting if you are not fully prepared. It can also be a very traumatic experience for your four-legged friends, particularly if they haven’t traveled by plane before. Here are 10 tips for flying with pets to help make the experience less stressful for all.
1. Get a Direct Flight
It might not always be the cheapest option, but getting a direct flight rather than traveling with multiple connections with different airlines will be far less complicated and traumatic for your pets. By flying direct, you won’t have to worry about missing connections or getting delayed at a connecting airport. You’ll also only have to worry about one set of airline regulations regarding the carriage of pets.