- Plan & Book
- Travel Prep
| PET REVIEW|
Please read the information below as well as the requirements for transporting animals to make sure this service is right for you. Animals have been transported by air since the early 1930's. Any Pet transport whether in cabin, excess baggage or cargo has a risk attached. Time constraints, relocations, quarantine and many items will cumulate the difficulties for organising the transport in a safe and secure manner. REX P.T.R.A will help you assess this once you plan your trip with us and help reduce to a minimum the problems you may occure.
- P.T.R.A (Pet Travel Risk Assessment)
Pet travel has largely increased in years but remains a stressful and demanding process. The right documents, the right flights, how many time have people arrived at check-in to find out their favorite pet could not board with them. How many times have passenegrs arrived with the wrong documents and found long painful negotiations with authorities to liberate the pet. Always remember once your pet set its paw on the country, it becomes national to that country. Pet passport etc are only information and not a nationality like us.... To begin well, select your - > destination, review the documents and specific criterias pet entering as cargo and cabin or excess baggage not allowed. This happens for the UK, UAE, Australia and many others.
- Select your destination
Review the documents you have already. A pet passport, the rabies and other vaccinations to see if they are current. Minimum for all pets is rabies and standard DHPP or equivalent. Very important to always make sure these were given after the implant of the chip. Any vaccinations done prior to chip are invalid. Some countries with more strict policies will require rabies blood test such as Singapore, Uk, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and many others. This is a 2 month minimum process so be aware. REX country procedures will review this with you.
You have now reviewed your pet, the destinations, looked at the documents and now ready for the flight. Three ways of travelling will be available;
1. Travelling in-cabin
2. Travelling excess baggage
3. Travelling alone as cargo
In-cabin and excess bagagge in both cases the pet will be attached to your ticket. By cargo the pet will have his own ticket. The cargo prices will be always very much higher than excess baggage as there are many more intermediates than when you travel with. However now the complication will appear at this time when you begin the search for flights. Some destinations such as UAE, UK and others will require the pet to enter as cargo only which means he will not fly on your ticket. REX can arrange he travels with you on the same flight if possible of course. Another is some airlines will not take as excess or in cabin such as BA and many others. Have us verify this for you. To add to this always look at the transit times as some turn around time as the airport of transit will be to fast and the pet will not follow as excess baggage. To finalise the difficulties you may accounter, the size of the container will determine the route. The bigger the size, the harder the right route will be. In some cases a departure at the aiport of your choice might not be possible. Well after all this check carefully or have us do this for you!
REX Guide Lines to dimensions of Live Animal Containers in relation to size of animal(s), within which they are to be transported (an example for a dog) MEASURE PET from the paws to the top of the ears. Add minimum 8cm and you have the height of the crate. Example: Labrador paws to top of ears = 68cm add + 8 = 76, the container you will select is the 102x69x76cm. Please make sure you your always measure right, you do not want to arrive at the check-in to find out the animal will not board as he is to big for the container. Also be aware your container is in agreement with IATA rules.
- Measure your pet
Several services must be considered when your destinations is chosen, quarantine, kenneling, customs and many others for which REX offers upon your arrival.
- Air transport
- Travel crates
- Vet docs
- Country guide
- Pet relocation
- Pet boarding
- Pet Taxi
- Horse transport
- Horse by air
- Polo transport
Whether the pet is travelling as excess baggage or as cargo, in both cases he travels in hold. Which means he travels in a special compartment for special baggage where it is the same temperature and pressure than in cabin. There is a small light but dimmer. This is advantage as it calms the animals. Make sure you have NOT given any medications and have a nice cover or cloth of yours that he recognises the smell.