You've heard about “pet friendly” airlines, and if you've spent much time on our website, you know it's possible to transport a pet from one side of the world to the other, but what does the pet air travel process actually entail? Back in 2010 CNN took a closer look at Continental's PetSafe Program to show high-flying pet lovers how it all works.
While Continental has since merged with United Airlines, the video below still contains valuable information about cargo pet travel because United has maintained and even improved their standards and processes.
Take a look below to find out more about United PetSafe —this video is especially helpful if you'd like to see the pressurized, temperature-controlled cargo areas where pets are safely stowed.
Not only does United offer pet flights to a number of popular domestic and international destinations, they're also able to handle pets safely during the summer and winter months when other pet airlines have embargoed pets. This is due to their climate-controlled conditions on and off the tarmac (that's part of the PetSafe program) and demonstrates why United is a top choice for many pet travelers.
Perhaps most importantly, United Airlines is committed to improving pet air travel safety standards and keeping pet owners informed—those are goals that happen to align with ours, which is why your pet may very well fly with United if you choose to enlist our help for your move.
Ready to learn more about your pet travel options? Contact us to discuss your plans with a PetRelocation Consultant.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2010 and has been updated with new information.