Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cat
To: Canary Islands
I am considering moving for eight months to a year from Dublin, Ireland to Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. Aerlingus does not accept any pets in cabin, nor in cargo. I was thinking about taking a longer route and going through Germany with two or three stops, but that sounds too long for the cats to be comfortable. What would be my options? Also, they are Irish cats, would they suffer too much in the hot weather?
Thanks for your question! First, there are a few pet travel misconceptions it may be helpful to address. It's easy to assume that cabin travel is always preferable to cargo travel, but in fact this isn't the case. Cabin travel can be noisy and stressful for pets, while being placed in the temperature-controlled cargo area run by a pet-friendly airline tends to offer a less confusing experience. Also, it's often assumed that direct flights are best, but in fact we often schedule a few shorter flights so that pets have a chance to take breaks at pet-relief areas.
In terms of the climate in the Canary Islands, that's an issue that's best to discuss with your vet.
Good luck with whatever decisions you make, Silvia! You're certainly welcome to contact us with more questions, and we also have a free quote form if you're interested in finding out more about the cost of our services.