Pets travelling with us this summer?
Australia's climate can vary a great deal from place to place. For your pet's safety, it's important to consider the expected weather conditions at the departure, arrival and transfer ports, especially during the hot summer months.
Owners should consider avoiding booking pet travel during the hottest parts of the day. We strongly recommend that when forecasted temperatures are expected to be above average, customers review their plans and if possible, change flights to either early morning or late afternoon/evening departure.
Each pet is unique and can react very differently to the environment around them, especially when travelling. Some breed can experience heightened anxiety levels both prior to and during the flight. Owners are best placed to determine their pets' suitability to travel and should consider all factors when determining the best time to travel.
We've included some flight tips below to help ensure you and your pet are adequately prepared for the flight.
Pre-flight tips for your pet
Much like any passenger, your pet should be fit to travel. To prepare for the trip, we recommend your pet:
- Visit the vet for a health check-up prior to air travel to ensure they are fit and healthy and ready for travel
- Spend time becoming familiar with being in their pet crate prior to travel so they are comfortable and familiar with being in a confined pet carrier for the duration of the flight
Just like their owners, pets can become dehydrated, so a water container needs to be fitted to the pet crate. One favourite toy can be stowed in their crate if required.
Find more information on our Pet and animal transport page or visit our FAQs.