Flying pets by private jet

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Whilst flying your pet could be a stressful experience for both the owner and animal, private jet charter allows your pet to travel safely in a calm, controlled environment and have you by their side for reassurance. It’s a popular solution for those needing to transport pets from one place to another and wanting to minimize the disruption and the stress of the experience for the animal.

With over 55 years of experience, we are well versed in arranging private jet flights for your four-legged friends. As we approach Brexit and therefore a potential change in travel regulations, our team will do their best to keep you updated with the latest information. We've highlighted the benefits of private travel for pets and answered the some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked by pet owners.

Can I fly with my pet on commercial airlines?

Some airlines in Europe will allow animals to fly in the hold, but aside from assistance dogs, animals generally are not allowed to fly in the cabin. Travelling in the hold is an unsettling experience for both pet and owner. Not only is this extended period of separation stressful for your pet, the safety of the animal is a concern.

Is flying my pet safe?

Flying with your pet by private jet is a safe solution and will give you peace of mind. Having your pet in the cabin with you is a much safer option than them travelling in hold, where you can't asses or have any control over the environment. When flying privately, there are always rules in place to ensure safety – such as dogs being on a lead on the tarmac and having a harness on-board that can be attached to the seats' safety belts, should you experience any turbulence on your journey.

Can I fly with more than one pet?

Nowadays many more people are pet owners, and many pet owners have multiple pets. Amongst our top requests is taking multiple pets on a private jet charter. We've successfully organized dozens of private flights with pets, and our clients enjoy having their dogs or cats nearby during the flight. Recently, we handled a private jet flight from Hawaii to mainland USA for a family of 9 - of which 8 were cats. Flying on board with their owner by their side, who was relocating, provided the perfect solution. With each cat comfortably situated in their spacious crates, placed neatly across the interior of their private jet, there was still plenty of room to walk around. The owner was able to feed and hold her cats throughout the flight's 6-hour duration as she wished.

Will my pet be pampered?

Animals who fly privately particularly enjoy the additional freedom, and owners can relax knowing their pets are perfectly taken care of. We have a trio of dogs who fly privately quite regularly, all of whom enjoy being pampered as much as their owner. As we provide custom catering for our clients, this is naturally extended to our beloved pet passengers too. Simply ask your Account Manager to have your preferred pet food and water made available during the flight.

Whether going on a lengthy holiday, business trip, or you are relocating, a private jet charter offers the perfect option to bring your pets with you. For our clients who require extra special accommodations for their pets, your designated Account Manager will make flying with pets the most seamless and enjoyable travel experience for all. 

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