Travel hacks: How to fly with pets

Hoping to take your Labrador to Chicago for a business trip, but unsure how to get them there easily? Or perhaps you have an upcoming getaway planned with your family, and can’t leave your beloved American Shorthair behind? If you are asking yourself, ‘can my pet fly with me in the cabin?’ or ‘is it safe for pets to fly?’ the answer to both is yes – and here at VistaJet, we make flying with your favorite furry friends simple.

Not only will you and your pet arrive in comfort when you fly on one our private jets, but you will also arrive in style. If you have a trip coming up and you are looking for some tips on how to fly with pets, here is some advice to help make your journey together a breeze.

Take advantage of VistaPet

Are you looking for a cabin experience like no other? If you are searching for a private aviation company that supports both you and your loyal companion with everything you need to travel the world, you’ve found it. Our VistaPet program enables you both to relax up in the air, no matter where you’re flying to. Instead of heading online to determine which is the best airline to fly with pets, allow us to provide you with the unparalleled travel experience that you deserve.

Prepare necessary documents beforehand

When you’re preparing all your necessary documents before your flight, there are a couple of vital things you must make sure you have.

  1. A valid pet passport – this will confirm that your pet’s routine health checks are up to date.
  2. Vaccination certificate – depending on where you are travelling to, each country will have different requirements.

If you’d like any help or any further information before flying with us, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Keep your pets happy in the air

If you like to take your pooch everywhere with you, you are not alone. One in four of our Members like to travel with their pet, and when they are on board, we ensure that we do everything we can to make it a wonderful experience. When you step onto one of our distinctive private jets to start your journey, we will provide your pet with a Pochette – a travel bag consisting of bio-organic food and treats, a care kit with salon quality fur-care products, and a selection of toys to help keep them entertained.

Another way to help keep your feline friend or loveable pup happy mid-air, you could also try keeping them close to you. Animals are often uncomfortable in unfamiliar environments, so make sure there is room on your lap for a cuddle throughout the flight.

If you have a dog that is particularly frightened of flying, be sure to let us know beforehand. We are proud to be able to offer a fear of flying course for your pets, which can provide them with the confidence they need in the air.

Consider their routine

When you travel across the world, your routine naturally becomes disrupted. This will be the same for your pet, too. Another way to keep them content in the air is to ensure they are well fed. If you register to become a Program member with us, you can request a dedicated menu for your companion on board, consisting of the likes of fresh meat and fish served with roasted or steamed vegetables and wholegrain brown rice.

Here at VistaJet, we are your home away from home, and our luxury cabin experience offers everything you need to fly comfortably with your pets. With one of our memberships, you will gain global access to the largest fleet of privately owned jets, to get you both where you need to be, whenever you need to be there. Get in touch with our team today to organize your pet-friendly flight.

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