Flying with Pets: Cargo Travel Concerns

Name: Michele
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Jack Russell Terrier mix
From: NYC
To: London

Dear PetRelocation,

I'm extremely worried about my dog flying cargo to London but don't believe I have any other options. Any specific airline(s) you can recommend? Also, have been trying to find out about renting a travel crate instead of buying but haven't found any info. Do you know of any companies that rent?




Hi Michele,

It's common to feel worried about flying your most precious cargo, but when the right choices are made, everything can go smoothly. We move pets safely to the UK all the time and would be happy to offer some info.

First, review the pet import requirements for the UK. As far as airlines, choose one with pet friendly policies in place (we often fly United, KLM and Lufthansa, for example). Here's more about flying pets in cargo and why it's not as scary as it sounds.

Most people buy their travel crates (rentals aren't commonplace), but to save money you can try checking Craigslist or eBay for a used one. You can also try selling your crate after you're finished with it if you want to recoup some of the costs.

Hopefully this helps! Please let us know if you're interested in a quote for our services, and take a look at our blog for more information about traveling with pets. Thanks for your questions, and good luck with everything.


PetRelocation Team




United States, UK
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