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A Trip Together (Excess baggage alive).

You are travelling together with your animal.

For the vast majority of destinations and airline companies, it is possible to travel on the same flight as your pet.

The administrative requirements (documentation) are the same either you travel with your pet or without.

Traveling along with your animal is always ideal: It is much cheaper for you, and it’s much safer and comfortable for him

When traveling together, your pet can be in the cabin with you, or in the hold.

 

In the cabin

To travel in the cabin, your animal should not exceed 7 or 8kg (animal + pet carrier). It will have to be transported in a “soft” bag (like cloth or leather – Maximum size of 55cm length x 23cm width x 40cm high). Finally, the owner needs to be able to feed and water him during the flight, or to change the hygienic carpet if necessary. The owner has to remain with the animal for the whole journey.

 

Obs.

  • Some airline companies do not accept animals in the cabin.

  • Some airline companies apply different weight and dimensions rules for the pet carrier in the cabin.

  • Some airline companies do not accept brachycephalic races in the cabin (short or flat nose): French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, English Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Bordeaux Mastiff, Persian cats and others.

 

In the cargo hold

In the hold, the temperature and pressurization is the same as in the passengers’ area (cabin), so there’s no concerns to have on that matter.

However, whenever possible we recommend for the brachycephalic races to travel together with their owner in the cabin.

Animals over 8kg (animal + carrying bag) must travel in the cargo hold.

Animals under 8kg can also travel in the hold if owners prefer. In the cargo hold, the shipping rules are different from the cabin: Your animal will need to be carried in a hard kennel as per the IATA standards. It means, the crate can be plastic, metal or wood based, and the grid must be metallic. Your pet carrier must be airworthy, well ventilated and large enough for your cat or dog to be able to get up and turn around. There should be at least a 5cm gap between the animal’s head and the top of the crate.

 

The owner leaves his animal during the check-in, and will only see it again on arrival to final destination, even if travelling on the same aircraft.

 

Obs.

  • Some airline companies do not accept animals in the cargo hold.

  • Some airline companies have weight and dimensions limits for the crate.

  • Some airline companies do not accept brachycephalic races (short or flat nose) in the hold: French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, English Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Bordeaux Mastiff, Persian cats and others.

  • Some airline companies do not accept to transport of dangerous or fighting races (Rottweiler, Pit Bull, Fila, Akita, Argentine Mastiff, etc.)

  • Some airline companies accept to transport dangerous and fighting races to certain conditions (specific crate)

 

Unescorted Journey (Live load).

Your animal is traveling alone.

Conducting such a journey, your animal will be considered as “live load” and not as “extra baggage” (when escorted). A customs officer will be required for the dispatch of your pet in the plane and you will need to pay for the space in the cargo hold (air freight). The journey may be undertaken with a cargo aircraft or commercial/passenger aircraft (in the hold). Depending on your destination, it may be necessary to contract the service of a local custom officer for the release of your pet on arrival. it may be subject to an extra cost (local taxes). The space where your pet will travel has the same atmospheric conditions as a passengers’ cabin, so there’s nothing to be concerned about. However, whenever possible we recommend for the brachycephalic races to travel together with their owner in the cabin.

 

The shipping kennel has to be stiff as per the IATA standards. It means, the crate can be of plastic, metal or wood, and the grid must be metallic. The junction parts of the crate have to be screwed and not simply encased. Your kennel must be airworthy, well ventilated and large enough for your animal to be able to get up and turn around easily. There should be at least a 10cm gap between the animal’s head and the top of the crate.

Your pet will need to be presented at the airport (in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture Export terminal) at least 6 hours before departure, in order to give enough time to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and to the airline company to make all the necessary verifications.

 

 

Obs.

 

  • Some cargo airline companies have weight and dimensions restrictions for the package (pet + crate)

  • Some cargo airline companies do not accept to transport brachycephalic races (short or flat nose): French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Boxer, English Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Bordeaux Mastiff, Persian cats and others.

  • Some cargo airline companies do not accept to transport dangerous or fighting races (Rottweiler, Pit Bull, Fila, Akita, Argentine Mastiff, etc.)

  • Some cargo airline companies accept to transport dangerous and fighting races to certain conditions (specific crate)

 

Escorted Journey With One Of Our Agent (Door-to-door service).

Your pet is travelling with our vet.

In that case, an agent from Universal Pet Brazil (veterinary) will take your pet in charge directly from your home in Brazil, and will safely deliver it to your destination residency. Your pet may be able to travel in the cabin or in the cargo hold, depending on its weight and size. Our vet will take care of your animal during the whole length of the trip, and the owner will receive regular news and photos during all the steps of the journey (in real-time).

This is the guarantee of a smooth and safe journey!