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Cats flying from the USA to Asia

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Valerie, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Valerie

    Valerie Reader

    First time having to travel with pets. Any advice on which airline handles cats best for long haul flights from the USA to Singapore?
     
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    Thank you very much for your advice. I'll be relocating in May, 2018 and need to fly my 3 cats by cargo. So many horror stories of pets not making it to the final destination alive. Does anyone know for sure of airlines with proper air pressure, ventilation, and heating/cooling for animals to travel safely?
     
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    I don't have any first-hand knowledge, but I have heard of friends/coworkers who also had to relocate and use a pet travel service, such as www.pettraveltransport.com

    May be worth checking them out, I'm not sure what international rates are like.
     
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    I appreciate your advice. Thank you very much.
     
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    From my extensive experience, almost 85-90 per cent of cats will make it to their final destiantion alive and there is not much you can do to increase this figure. Depends on the cat, how old, healthy, etc.
     
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    Back in 2010 I flew my two, six year old Siamese cats in cargo on Delta from Geneva, Switzerland to San Diego (nearly 20 hours). They were fed and given a sedative/tranquilizer pill prior to the airport in Geneva and they did fine. The biggest hassle for me was getting all the required documentation to ship them. They were placed in a special cargo compartment that is temperature controlled for pets. I made sure I purchased a good, strong, large cage that they both fit in together comfortably. Additionally, I’ve flown cats across country at least four or five times since the ‘90’s without incident.
     
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    Thank you for the assurance of good odds. I'm thinking that flying them on United Airlines' new non-stop flight should help.
     
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    Very good to know... thank you very much for sharing your positive experiences.
     
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