Pet travel by private jet (or pets on jets as it’s commonly know!), is becoming increasingly common.
When it comes to taking your pet with you on a commercial flight, there are a whole host of potential problems, pitfalls, and regulations to be aware of, not to mention the stress and discomfort involved for your four-legged friend.
With this in mind, it’s not surprising that many pet owners are putting their pets on jets – spending a little bit extra to ensure that their cat or dog can travel safely in luxurious comfort.
Here are just some of the benefits of pet travel by private jet…
Pets on jets: Quick Check In
When you and your pet are travelling by private jet, the check in and boarding process is quick and simple, meaning that your pet is exposed to considerably less stress than if they were flying on a commercial aircraft.
Check in, for example, takes place just 20 minutes before your flight departs, and both you and your pet will board from the same terminal. In the majority of airports, charted aircraft depart from private terminals where you can park right outside and simply walk straight through onto the plane.
And it’s just as easy when you reach your destination. Thanks to the simplified clearance procedures afforded to private flights, as long as your pet’s passport is in order, you can both be on your way in a matter of minutes rather than having to wait to collect your furry friend from the cargo terminal.
Pets on Jets: Comfort
When flying on a commercial flight, your pet won’t be allowed in the cabin with you and will be safely transported in a cage or kennel in the cargo area of the aircraft. This can be incredibly stressful, uncomfortable, and distressing for both the animal and their owner.
Pet travel by private jet is a much more comfortable, pet friendly solution. Depending on the aircraft, pets on jets can usually sit freely in the cabin with their owner and, depending on the type of pet, can move around the cabin provided they are under the control of their owner. Even in cases where your pet has to remain in a kennel or cage, you will have direct access to them during the flight.
We have specialist handlers and aircrafts that are fully equipped to handle your pet’s needs, so your four-legged friend will be able to travel with you in the cabin – ensuring that you both travel in optimum comfort.
Whilst commercial airlines aim to provide the best level of care for your pet whilst it’s in the airport and in transit, placing them in the hold leads to a high risk of them ending up in minimal care, becoming lost, injured, or worse.
In fact, according to a government survey, 19 airway carriers had a shocking 238 pet deaths, 108 injuries, and 42 losses between May 2005 and April 2013. And, for most pet owners, it simply isn’t a risk that they’re willing to take.