Tips for Flying with Pets - The Gypsy Nurse

By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

July 28, 2018

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Tips for Flying with Pets

Black catTraveling to a new city is common for a travel nurse, but traveling with a pet is nerve racking. Pets can respond differently when flying and it can be very scary for them. To make traveling easier with your pets, here are some tips for flying with them.

1.) Book as Early As You Can
Most airlines can only take so many pets per flight, so you should book your tickets as soon as you know you are moving. You should also check before you book your ticket to make sure that the airline has a ‘pet seat’ available. You should try to book with the agent who confirmed the ‘pet seat’ so you are sure that you are both on the same flight.

2.) Direct Flight
If you can, book a direct flight with no stops. This will mean that your pet is not waiting hours in its carrier waiting for the flight to take off.

3.) Buy the Right Carrier
Before planning your trip, you need to buy the right carrier. Your pet is going to be in it for a few hours, so you should think about what would be comfortable for them for that time.

There are a lot of other considerations when traveling with a pet, from housing options, care and expenses. Don’t take traveling with a pet lightly. Do a little pre-planning and research and your furry friend can travel with you enriching both your lives.

Being a travel nurse means that you will be traveling a lot, so you may need to take your pets. Planning ahead is the number one thing that you need to do when you are going to travel with your pets. Do you have tips on flying or traveling with your pet? Please post your suggestions in the comments below.

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