Pet Travel Behind The Scenes: How United Airlines Transports Cats
Last week we helped a pet owner move her two cats from the United States to Oslo, Norway. She happened to be on the same plane as her felines (usually this isn't the case since we're handling the logistics -- human travelers can schedule their flights whenever they please), and as they departed from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the owner actually caught a few pictures as United PetSafe attendants put the cats onto the plane.
As you can see from these photos, the cats were unloaded directly from the pet van to the plane (no waiting around on the tarmac), and it even looks like the attendant takes a moment to stop and talk to one of the kitties.
This is the level of care and attention we expect when we choose to fly with a pet-friendly airline, and we are happy to see that the PetSafe program was operating as it should be for our Oslo-bound customers.
"Hi there, kitty cat"
An orderly process -- straight from the van to the plane.
Please contact us if you have any questions about moving pets or choosing a pet-friendly airline; we'd be happy to answer your questions or help to arrange your upcoming move.
UPDATE: Here are a couple of pictures of the cats now that they've made it safely to Oslo. Looks like they're settling in nicely!