From: Moscow, Russia
To: London, UK
Pet: Siberian Forest Cat
What is the process to fly a cat as cargo? Would I need to accompany him on the same flight? And would I need to pay someone to organise customs clearance at London Heathrow? (I would meet all the necessary UK import requirements.)
Thanks for contacting us with your question. We've helped many pets travel safely (most of the time unaccompanied) and would be happy to advise you.
For reference (although it sounds like you already know what you're dealing with), here are the pet import requirements for the UK. You do not need to be on the same flight as your cat -- we just recommend choosing a pet friendly airline and enlisting some help on either end to get your cat checked in and then cleared through customs.
If you're looking for an agent to assist just with that part, you can check IPATA.org for information. If you'd like to find out more about our door-to-door services, please fill out our free quote form here.
Please let us know if you have any more questions, and good luck!