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#1888 new bug

What Are The Steps For Using Petc?

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: srkline
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PETC is a common term in the airline industry for "Pet in Cabin"
Max Size and Weight for Dogs that fly into Cabin (PETC)

In general this is the limit for the confinement of a Pet In Cabin

  • Maximum size: 40 x 25 x 23 cm (length x width x height).
  • Maximum weight: 8 kg (pet + transport bag).

Pets who travel inside the cabin must be able to stand to turn around and lay down comfortably while in the bag/carrier. If these requirements are not fulfilled, airlines have the right to deny your pet the privilege of traveling.

It is important to note that these are estimates of averages that differ slightly from airline to airline.

If you'd like to read the lengthy kind of scary document of the PETC on Dog Containers, please click here (don't claim later that we haven't warned you)
Are airlines enforcing PETC (Pet inside the Cabin) rules strictly?

Concerning vaccinations, particularly against rabies The airlines and destination countries take it lightly. However, we often hear that dog owners can remove the dogs with smaller breeds out of the crate/box provided that the cabin crew approves. However, this is not the case.
Does it seem cruel to let the dog fly through the cargo hold?

If you ask dog owners whether they have been flying with their dogs previously, they will usually answer no. If you inquire about the reason you'll often get an answer. "Our dog is not allowed inside the cabin and we're worried that he will survive an entire flight without us inside the cargo area of the plane."

The problem is so prevalent that people drive thousands of miles in their cars to keep the dog from being a danger to your cargo compartment. Does it really matter? Many factors are involved in this that it's impossible to give a blanket answer.

Checklist if the dog is fit enough to fly into the Cargo hold
Do you think it's the first time that your dog has had to fly alone?

Do you have a dog that is anxious and nervous? How do you feel when he hears strange noises?

  • Is your dog habitually in the crate for a few hours?

Have they gotten used to it yet?

  • Can the dog generally be left on its own?

How do airlines deal with the dogs?

Does the airline have a good reputation in handling dogs during cargo?
Are there multiple dogs in the cargo area simultaneously or is there just one dog?

  • Did you speak with your veterinarian about your travel plans? Did the vet believe that your dog is healthy enough to fly with cargo?

Positive Aspects for Dog flying Cargo

Cats and dogs often travel better this way because it is quieter, and they will rest in a pressurized and temperature-controlled darkened environment. In the Cabin there are numerous new scents and sounds, kids screaming, food being served, and people walking about. It is also possible to cause anxiety for dogs.

For more general information about Pet flights Please refer to the official IATA regulations that apply to all airlines

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