10 Tips for Traveling by Air with Pets


5. Prepare the kennel

Your pet may have outgrown the kennel you purchased months ago, so make sure you check long before your travel date. Don’t compound the trauma of flying by squeezing your pet into a small kennel.

Instead, purchase a container that will give him room to stand up without bouncing his head at the top of the container.

Check the airline for any restrictions on the carrier and make sure that you don’t forget the food and water dishes. Bedding and a few familiar toys are also essential for a comfortable flight.