Frequently Asked Questions
Does my pet travel on a commercial passenger flight or is there a special plane for them?
This area is separate from the baggage area and is air conditioned,
climate controlled and pressurized just like the cabin where the passengers are.
The lighting is dimmed. This allows pets to travel in comfort.
In fact air travel is much safer than long distance road transport.
Does my pet get water and food when they are travelling on the plane?
There is also a food container where a small amount of dry food is provided. If the flight includes a comfort stop the pet is provided with refreshments and exercise on route
Are sedatives used in pet shipping?
Even though some vets will examine pets’ prior travel, latest studies show that sedatives can multiply in high altitudes by several times depending on each pet.
What size travel crate will I need?
Please note: Your crate must not be the collapsible type. Visit our page on travel crates for sizes of travel crates. We can also provide made to measure travel crates.
Travel crates for use on international flights travelling from Australia are for purchase only; they cannot be hired and returned to Animal Travel due to strict Australian quarantine regulations