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First Class for Four Legs: Flying Your Pets on Business Jets

The investment you put into your pet is returned many times in loyalty and love - not to mention lowered stress levels, greater empathy for others, and even prolonging your life. This is why you want to take your dog or cat (or any other four-legged friend) with you when you travel. Whether you are conducting high-stakes business or just performing a routine visit to an off-site location, having your favourite friend with you can help ease the stress of travel, or of dealing with challenging clientele and situations, and provide you much needed recess in the form of walking or taking a break to play.

Because of this, the Luxaviation Group knows how important our clients’ pets are - but the regulatory side of travel can be confusing. As there are a number of factors that need to be considered when travelling with your pet, we want to help. While we can’t go so far as to do the pet checks ourselves, we are committed to offering guidance regarding the specific regulations that will apply to you when you travel with your pet. When assessing your pet-accompanied itinerary, things we will need to know are:

  • Where are you departing from?
  • Where are you going?
  • Are you returning?
  • How long will you stay?
  • What kind of animal do you have? How old is he/she? What size?
  • Does your pet have an EU Pet Passport?
  • If your pet is a dog or a cat (or a ferret), have they had a rabies vaccine? Are they microchipped?

In many instances, the possession of an up-to-date EU pet passport helps make short trips fairly straightforward. That said, other factors need to be considered, such as whether the FBO(s) where you are landing, even for layovers or refuelling, are allowed to permit pets at the facility.

Is there a lot to take into account? Yes. But we are able to make all the arrangements for your pets, ensuring the animal's welfare and comfort at all times. To ensure we are fully appraised of what is needed to make you and your pet’s journey as easy and hassle-free as possible, to travel under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) you must submit your application to travel with your animal companion at least 48 hours before flight departure. And while we can’t handle getting the vaccinations and the actual pet passport, we will make sure we know exactly what to expect before take-off so that when the jet touches down, all you need to do is walk off the plane with your pet by your side.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 | Tags: Blog

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