10 Tips for Traveling by Air with Pets


Traveling could be an overwhelming experience for both you and your pet, especially if your pet is traveling for the first time. However, you could reduce anxiety and have a hassle-free flight if you plan ahead.

The following tips will help you strategize before, during and after your trip to ensure that your pet is happy and comfortable even when he’s 30,000 feet above ground.

1. Work out the costs

The cost of traveling with your pet could add up quickly – for both cabin or checked animals. Compare rates from different airlines because the costs are varied just as they are for your tickets.

Some airlines charge in excess of $200 per kennel if you check the dog. But if the animal is allowed on board, you might pay less for travel. It pays to check the rates at discount airlines as you might save a bundle on travel.