Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Irish Terrier
From: Indianapolis, IN
To: Valencia, Venezuela
1) I am running into the airline "85 degrees and above no ship rule." I understand the safety concern, but is there an airline that provides special handling for a price?
2) What are the best pet-friendly airlines that go to Venezuela?
3) I have a friend who can babysit him and bring him to me when it is cool, but I am not sure of my job situation down there. What suggestions do you have, if any?
The summer heat definitely makes pet travel more difficult, but you're right, these restrictions are put into place for good reason. Double check with various airlines (Continental is our top choice) regarding your options, though. Most of the time these rules specifically apply to snub-nosed breeds, so, though many travelers choose to wait until temperatures are cooler, you may be able to fly after all. It's important to choose a carrier that will handle your pet carefully (take a look at our Pet Friendly Airline series for more information), and be sure to review the pet import requirements for Venezuela.
If you have any more questions, please contact us. Good luck with your travels, Leo!