All pets must travel in containers approved by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). When it comes to containers (also called crates, pet packs or carriers) you may choose to hire one or purchase your own from a company such as Dogtainers, depending on how often your pet is likely to travel.
Airline Approved Pet Carriers. There are many pet carriers
Really informative post. I plan to travel to our hometown next month and I want to bring my pet hamster with me. I’m expecting that since these rodents are quite small I can bring them with me in my seat. I just hope that the airline people would allow me to do that. Do you have any tips available regarding bringing really tiny pets (like rodents) with you during your airline travel?
You will need to call the airlines reservations offices to see if it will be allowed (each airline has different rules) and you have to make a reservation for the animal to travel in an approved carrier under the seat. Most airlines do not allow rodents, only cats and dogs to travel in the cabin so it may have to travel as checked baggage in an IATA compliant pet crate. Only the telephone reservations office will be able to answer your question.
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Yes, definitely. Dogtainers has an extensive range of crates/cages/carriers for all sorts of animals that can either be hired or purchased if your pet is likely to travel more than once. Dogtainers works closely with airports and airlines to ensure their crates are all 'IATA approved' for travel, and can even arrange custom-built crates for any animals out of the ordinary.
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