Pet Travel Question: Layovers and Pet Flights to Asia

Pet Friendly Airlines for Pet Travel to Asia


Hi PetRelocation,

Do you recommend booking a long (21 hrs) direct flight for a nervous dog or is it better to book a layover?

Do you have an airline you recommend that flies US to Asia?


Great question, Risha! It might surprise some people, but we do generally recommend booking a layover in order to give pets a chance to stretch their legs and spend some time outside the travel crate. Though it will make the overall trip a bit longer, we believe pets greatly benefit from having a break.

For international pet shipping, we often use pet-friendly airlines like United, Lufthansa and KLM for our clients' pets, as these carriers make an effort to take top-notch care of traveling pets. When traveling cargo with one of these airlines, your pet will be transported by trained professionals and supervised during layovers, and they will also be kept in temperature-controlled environments. 

You may already be acquainted with the Singapore pet import process, but just in case here is a link to our Singapore pet travel guide. Hope this helps!

Please contact us if you'd like some help handling your move, and good luck to you and your dog!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Risha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Wheaten Terrier
From: California, US
To: Singapore


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in January 2011 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team


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