The safest and most comfortable way for pets to travel is inside a carrier or crate. The HSUS
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, security procedures are never meant to prohibit you from bringing a pet on your flight. Owners must present their animal to checkpoint security and may walk their pet through the metal detector with them. If this is not possible, pets will have to undergo a secondary screening, including a visual and physical inspection. Animals will never be placed through an X-ray machine. However, security may ask that the animal be removed from its carrier, which may be placed on the X-ray machine. The FAA recommends that you contact your airline or travel agent before arriving at the airport to determine your airline's policy on traveling with pets.
Pets can travel in the cargo hold with the checked baggage, but only if the passenger is traveling on the same flight. Airlines can only allow carriers that follow APHIS regulations, which state that the kennel must be sturdy, properly ventilated and large enough for your pet to freely be able to stand, turn around and lie down. The kennel must also have a latch that closes securely and requires no special tools to open, as well as built-in spacers that ensure the kennel’s ventilation cannot be blocked by other cargo. Appropriate kennels are available at pet stores and from most airlines, but remember to check individual airline policies, which can vary significantly. Carriers in checked baggage must be labeled with the words "Live Animals," the passenger's name and address and with arrows or other marking to indicate the top of the kennel. Some airlines require passengers to display a food and water schedule (if any food is necessary), include an adequate supply in a bag attached to the outside of the carrier and leave two dishes (both empty) inside the kennel that are accessible from outside.
STEP 3. Add Comforts to your Pet’s Airline Travel Carrier
Pet Life Wheeled Travel Pet Carrier
As in-cabin pet policy is not regulated by the FAA and is done so by each airline, it has been tricky for people traveling with their pets to get a clear answer as to whether or not an airline approved carrier would fit beneath the seat on a particular airline. As a result, we have partnered with a number of pet-friendly airlines to create Guaranteed On Board®. GOB allows pet parents to get an actual guarantee that their carrier will be allowed on board. Simply go to , select the airline and complete flight, pet and carrier info. If everything is in compliance, print the form and present it at check-in. If you’re refused entry due to their Sherpa® carrier, we will reimburse you for your ticket and their pet fee. Essentially, we’ve worked with the airlines to build an online form that encompasses all of their specific requirements so you and your pet can travel stress-free. Guaranteed On Board - fly with peace of mind.This carrier is true to the name. The jet setter is TSA-approved and great for traveling with pets. The carrier compresses when not in use but expands large enough to fit two small pets. The shoulder bag has zip-up sides that expand like wings so your pet has plenty of room to move around.That is why we went ahead and picked some of the best pet carriers so your furry children can feel at ease. From carriers with expanding sides to ones with comfortable beds, you can make sure your pets are traveling safe and sound.This travel carrier is not only comfortable but also stylish. It comes in a variety of colors to match your pet’s personality. The fleece travel bed fit rights in and comes right out when it is time to wash, because we know accidents happen.