All airlines have different policies, however most will only permit pet travel when temperatures exceed minimums (ranging between 10 deg F to 40 deg F) or are below maximum temperatures of usually around 85 deg F.Some breeds can tolerate brief exposure to temperatures outside of these ranges while they are being loaded & unloaded.
Many pets travel well without sedation if they have had time to become accustomed to their crates before travel, and if their owners remain relaxed and don’t transfer stress to their pets.While some pet owners may be anxious about being separated from their pet, we urge owners to remain calm when around your pets so as not to unnecessarily transfer stress to your pets.Commonly asked questions include; Is it safe for pets to fly?Air travel is as safe for pets as it is for people.Should temperatures fall outside of approved ranges at origin, destination or transit points, your pet may not be permitted to travel on its scheduled flight.
Some locations such as Phoenix, Arizona are commonly embargoed for all pet transport during summer months.Should your pet have an extremely anxious temperament, please speak with your Pet Relocation Specialist to discuss options which may include mild sedatives administered under veterinary supervision.Never sedate your pet for travel without advising Pet-Express. Whenever possible, we ship pets on non-stop flights.If you can imagine keeping your pet in a crate in the laundry overnight, this is similar to what your pet will experience while in the pet-compartment within the aircraft.Elderly pets and pets with medical conditions may present a higher risk, however generally speaking, a healthy pet going onto an aircraft will be healthy when it gets off! Dogs with flat or snub noses, including Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs, and cat breeds including Burmese or Persian are classified as brachycephalic breeds, which may pose a higher risk during transport.With access to many flights, Pet-Express can schedule your pet’s travel for the coolest time of day (or night) in hot weather and the warmest time of day in cold weather.