1 JUNE 2015

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Article from BTNews 1 JUNE 2015

Flying with pets

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has created a comprehensive guide highlighting the different rules and regulations across major airlines for travelling with ‘man’s best friend’. 

This can be found in the Know Before You Go section of the APH website and follows a series of useful pieces of research by the car park operator.   (Go to  SEARCH on the BTN website “APH”)

The investigation compares the different dog breeds accepted on flights, the cost, as well as the pet weight and crate stipulations across 20 major airlines including Air Canada, Alitalia, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines. 

Not all dog breeds are allowed to fly in a commercial aircraft, with six of the 20 airlines researched, including Air France, American Airlines and Cathay Pacific, prohibiting flying with snub-nosed dogs (such as Pugs and Bulldogs) onboard any passenger flight.  Aer Lingus, Delta and Lufthansa all state that dogs listed on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 will not be accepted on any flight.  Iberia allows the transportation of dangerous dogs as long as they are muzzled for the flight.

The cost differs greatly between airlines.  Passengers with BA will be charged £89 for checking their pet into the hold compartment.  With Swiss it is £272 per animal, each way.   Only Virgin Atlantic offers a dedicated Flying Paws Scheme collecting Flying Club Miles on behalf of their dog.  www.aph.com

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