Flying Private With Pets 

For many, traveling with pets might seem challenging. Many pet owners submit to driving with their pets, restricting where they can go. Private jets can open new travel opportunities to pet owners who want a safe and comfortable option for their pets.

Can I Take My Dog on a Private Jet?

Each charter company has different regulations and stances, but most private jets allow you to bring pets on board. While passengers often bring their dogs, many charter companies have expanded their options to allow other pets, like cats, hamsters, and even birds. Further, private jets often have the room and flexibility to bring multiple pets.

Since different charter companies have different policies, contact the company to check if they allow flying with pets. Latitude 33 Aviation welcomes pets on flights following owner approval, and as long as they’re up-to-date on their vaccinations and have the appropriate documentation. You will need to notify our charter team in advance that you are flying with a pet so that they can match you with the correct aircraft.

4 Reasons to Choose a Pet-Friendly Charter Flight

While you can bring pets on commercial flights, it often involves putting them in the cargo hold with the luggage or sedating them with medication. Pet owners can instead look to private jets for an alternative way to travel with their pets.

1. Less Traumatic and More Peace of Mind

Commercial air travel can be traumatic and stressful for pets and their owners. Pets, especially larger ones, have to travel in the cargo hold. It can be very loud down there with drastic temperature changes and moving objects. Owners are then left in the unknown about their pet’s condition until they can retrieve them at landing. If airlines allow pets to stay with owners, they might have to remain under the seat or in their carriers for the entire flight.

Leaving pets behind can also be traumatic. Sitters, kennels, or daycares can leave pets stressed as they navigate unfamiliar environments or interact with unknown individuals. The presence of other animals might cause them to get defensive and aggressive, increasing their stress further.

Instead, private jets allow owners to stay with their pets at all times. You can constantly monitor your pet’s condition and take adequate measures to calm them.

2. Safer for the Animal

Airports might mishandle animal carriers, leaving animals at exposed risk of injuries. Stressful environments can lead to potential health issues. On private jets, you can care for your pet and ensure they stay safe throughout your travels.

3. More Comfortable

While aircraft cargo holds can get cold, the cabins are temperature-controlled and comfortable. The increased flexibility and space that comes with private jets can allow even larger pets like dogs to move around and stretch their legs on certain flights. Many pet owners bring blankets when flying on private jets so their pets have somewhere comfortable to sit and relax.

4. More Travel Options

Private travel offers more flexibility than commercial airlines. When flying commercially, you must adhere to their requirements, schedules, and availability. Chartering a jet allows you to choose your destination, time, and date so you can travel in a way that best benefits your pet and their schedule.

How to Prepare for a Private Flight With Your Pet

Traveling with pets requires more preparation than traveling alone. Before your trip, ensure you have everything ready to give your pet a smooth transition and travel experience.

1. Go to the Vet for Paperwork and Medications

Go to the Vet for Paperwork and Medications

Most airlines and state governments require pet owners to carry the proper documents and paperwork before flying with pets, even when chartering a private jet. To fly with your pet, you must obtain a certification of vet inspection from your vet. This certification will verify to airports and flight crews that your pet is current on all their vaccines and shows no signs of other diseases.

Usually, you have to obtain this certification within 10 days of your travel date. The vet issuing the certification must be federally accredited. Each state and country have additional requirements about flying and traveling with pets to reduce the spread of diseases, so you should check what your destination has set before traveling.

While at the vet, you can also refill any necessary prescriptions and medications for your pet’s health. Vets can also provide insight into good care and products to use while flying for a better experience while traveling on a jet with your pet.

2. Keep Necessary Documents Safe and Accessible

While private flying allows you to stay with your pet, you should carry identification documents with you at all times. You should include records with your pet’s current picture and contact information. You can also have another emergency contact. Store this information somewhere you can access it easily, along with your vet and medical documents.

If your pet has a microchip, update it with your address and contact information. If your pet gets separated from you anytime during travel, this information can help you reunite with them.

3. Limit Food and Water Before Flights

Private jets might allow more movement and freedom than commercial flights, but they will still be more confining than your pet’s usual environment. They will have fewer opportunities to release energy or relieve themselves. Before your flight, avoid giving too much water and food.

Especially if your pet gets nervous during your travels, too much food can make them feel nauseous. Private flights will allow you to bring food and offer water to your pet while flying, so your pet will still get the nutrients they need.

You can invest in a travel pad to allow your pet to relieve themselves while flying, which can benefit pets traveling long distances.

4. Exercise Your Pet Before Boarding

Because of the limited room and movement, you should exercise your pet as much as possible before boarding. You might walk them through terminals or around the landing strip if possible. Letting your pet roam around before putting them in their crate can release energy and better prepare them for extended periods in one place. Especially if you have a large dog on a private jet, there may not be much space where they can walk on their regular schedule.

5. Bring Comfort and Entertainment Items

While pet charter flights are often more comfortable for animals than commercial flights, unexpected turbulence and an unfamiliar environment can cause some stress to pets. Pet owners can prepare for potential stress by bringing comfort items, like a blanket or toy they love. Additionally, hyperactive animals can benefit from entertainment through toys, giving them a safe way to release their energy.

Travel With Your Fur Friend With Latitude 33 Aviation

Fly With Your Furry Friend With Latitude 33 Aviation

With Latitude 33 Aviation, passengers can bring their pets aboard chartered private jets. Your pets can stay with you in the cabin, where you can care for them and ensure their safety throughout your travels.

Request a quote today and discover a new way to travel with your pet through Latitude 33 Aviation.

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