Presidential Aviation understands how important pets are, as valued members of the family, and how much it means for families to be able to bring furry friends along when flying for business and for pleasure. That is why we are always willing to work with you to ensure that your pet has a safe and stress-free flight with us.
Commercial flights are not quite as accommodating of the plights of pets and their owners. On these flights, not only do pets need to have their own airline ticket, but commercial airlines limit the number of pets per flight in many cases.
This leads many pet owners to seek out alternatives that do not require pets to travel in the cargo holds of a plane where they will receive minimal, if any, care and attention, and may become stressed or injured. Presidential Aviation wants to help you make your flight safer and more comfortable for your pets by offering a few words of advice.
Bring Proper Documentation
Wherever you are traveling, it is wise to bring all ownership documents, breed papers, shot records, and medical records with you – along with certificates of health if required by your destination. Also take the time to make sure your destination doesn’t have bans or breed restrictions in place that could affect your pets.
Bring along favorite foods, animal treats, medications, and grooming accessories. Those are quite common needs when traveling. Also remember to bring long a favorite toy or blanket. Chances are that flying will be a potentially unsettling experience for your pets. Bringing along things that are familiar will help your pet feel safer and more protected during moments of uncertainty.
Also bring along a crate or pet carrier. Not only does this make it easier to transport pets, but it also provides them with a safe place that’s comfortable and familiar when they are in the air and on the ground. If you prefer, of course we can make arrangements for a pet carrier to be waiting for you by the side of the plane.
Limit Food and Water Intake Before and During Flight
Some animals get car sick. Flying can also cause queasiness in some pets. Full stomachs and flying rarely make good companions for pets. Water and flights, particularly flights lasting more than two hours, can have unpleasant consequences as well. Also allow your pet to relieve itself as close to the departure time as possible (since you’re flying on a private jet, this can be immediately before boarding).
Presidential Aviation wants you to have a pleasant travel experience. When bringing pets along, we believe these tips will eliminate any unnecessary stress while ensuring you and your pets have a comfortable and happy flight. Call us today with your questions about bringing pets along on your next private jet charter flight.