What documents do I need for my pet when flying privately?
When flying domestically within the U.S., no documents are required to fly pets intrastate or interstate via private jet. International travel has specific regulations. To satisfy the UK and EU law now, your pet need only be microchipped, hold an EU Pet Passport (or an accredited non-EU Vet certificate), be vaccinated against Rabies and have been treated recently for tapeworm. Once you have this paperwork in hand, you can choose to fly direct into specific airports across the UK.
What private jet aircraft is recommended for flying with my pets?
With a variety of private jet models available, the selected aircraft will depend on how many passengers you will have, in addition to the number of pets. With access to over 7000 aircraft, your Account Manager will recommend the best aircraft availability options that meet all your requirements and are most suitable for your group and animal companion's flying needs.
Are there additional fees to fly by private jet with pets?
Fees may apply, so it is important to let your Account Manager know you are traveling with pets when booking a jet.
Is flying my pet safe?
Flying with your pet by private jet is a safe solution and will give you peace of mind. Having your pet in the cabin with you is a much safer option than them travelling in hold, where you can't asses or have any control over the environment. When flying privately, there are always rules in place to ensure safety – such as dogs being on a leash on the tarmac and having a harness on-board that can be attached to the seats' safety belts, should you experience any turbulence on your journey.
When flying by private jet, does my pet travel in the cabin with me?
Absolutely. Private jets provide a solution for travelers who wish to have their pets fly in the cabin with them. Your pet will board at the same time as you and be by your side throughout the journey.
Can my pet fly on their own without me?
In most cases, a privately arranged aircraft may make a great alternative to pet shipping services if the owner is not able to make the journey. Our team specialize in custom flight arrangements and will go above and beyond to meet your requirements. For pets traveling unaccompanied, we can organize for an Air Partner to be present at both airports (possibly during the entire flight). Additionally, your Private Jet Account Manager will also keep you updated every step of the way so that you know your pet is safe.
Does my pet need to be in a pet crate or container?
While specific measures are taken by the Air Partner team and our operators to ensure a safe journey, pets can generally sit next to you and on the seat, outside of a crate or container. Larger pets over a certain weight may require a seatbelt and zoning.
What do I need to bring for my pet when we fly?
Pet owners typically bring a leash for their pets and any other accessories that their pets require.
How about flying with other animal species?
While the most common requests are for dogs and cats, other arrangements are possible, as long as FAA and other regulations allow.