Getting Started - Air Travel
Taking pets with you on a trip
can be a joy. Pets typically prefer to be with their families
versus staying home alone. The key to safe air travel is
preparation and planning ahead.
A few airlines allow small dogs,
cats, and birds to travel as carry-on baggage provide the pet is
small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel placed under the
seat. In addition to standard plastic type kennels, airlines
typically permit soft-sided carriers for pets traveling in the
Imagine air travel from the comfort
of your own bedroom. As the world outside sped by you could
sleep in your own bed or enjoy your favorite entertainment, just
as if you were at home, instead of traveling inside a airplane
at hundreds of miles per hour.
This may not be possible for
you, but it is for your pet - at least those pets who have been
given the gift of "contented confinement" training. Cats
can be taught to relax in their own beds inside of a kennel.
Airborne pheromones (Feliway®)
add a calming influence. As long as cats feel they are in their
"safe places," it matters much less to them that the entire
portable kennel is in a car, plane, motel room, or anywhere