From: Boston, MA USA
To: Florence, Italy
Pet: Spaniel (41 pounds, 5 years old)
Is there a recommended airline or airlines for taking my dog from Boston, MA USA to Florence, Italy (one better than another)?
Great question! We do have a few select airlines that we choose to work with when moving our clients' pets—some carriers simply devote more energy towards making sure pets have safe and uneventful moves.
Generally speaking, airlines we consider to be “pet-friendly” have knowledgeable employees who are dedicated to a pet's safety. Pets should be kept in temperature-controlled environments as much as possible and should be loaded last and removed first from the cargo area of the plane (which is also temperature and pressure controlled).
We typically use Lufthansa, KLM, United and British Airways for our pet flights, and going to Italy in particular we often use Lufthansa. Please read more about the basics of pet travel on our blog to find out additional tips and advice about relocating a pet internationally. Finally, here are the pet import requirements for Italy if you've yet to come across them.
Hopefully this information is helpful, Tom! You're welcome to fill out our online consultation form if you'd like to discuss your move options with us. Good luck!