Traveling long distances or even overseas will always mean flying hence there are 2 quite distinct choices that are available to fly with a commercial airline or to use a private jet charter. While the cost differences are often marked, there are other factors that need thought about and these may well outweigh the financial considerations. check this out!
Leaving your pets behind when you go traveling is often quite traumatic, both for the pet and for the owners. If the purpose of the journey is relocation to another country, then leaving a loved pet behind for a long time—possibly forever—is just not an option for many people.
Private Jet Charter
If you are already able to fly privately, there really is no reason not to fly with your pets with you in the cabin. If the option wouldn’t normally be considered, bear in mind the possible long-term kennel or house sitting costs. Taking into account these additional costs may bring all options back on to the table.
The simple difference is that with your very own jet your pets can travel with you in the cabin. The animals don’t require calming or to spend time in crates waiting for loading and unloaded as cargo. Your pet stays with you all the way to the airport, through check in and on to the flight. It’s as stress-free for your pet as you can get. read the news coming from https://vtdigger.org/2017/06/08/mansfield-heliflight-launches-aircraft-charter-service/
Commercial Charter Flights
While some airlines will allow small pets to fly in the cabin with their owners, most don’t. The normal way to fly pets is to settle them in a special travel crate, sedate them, and fly them in the cargo hold. They kept away from their owners for some time both before and after the flight and exposed to a noisy, dark environment which is often cold as well as lonely. This can place the pets under stress and while fatalities during transit for animals is relatively rare, it does happen, with 55 deaths reported on US airlines alone in 2012.
The specific concerns for the animals are:
- Flight delays can extend the time the jet is on held on the ground, occasionally for hours at a time. The hold is not pressurized until the plane takes off, so if it is particularly hot or cold and the cargo has already been loaded, the pets can suffer in difficult conditions during that time.
- Once the plane is in flight, the crew will control the pressure and temperature in the hold, and while it will be in dark and noisy throughout the flight, the environment is quite stable. Most of the problems occur when the animal crate is handled as cargo on the ground.
- Pets can get lost. Just like any other item of baggage, animal crates are sometimes loaded on the wrong flight or just be missed and have to fly later. This extra time in transit adds to the stress of the pet, particularly if the sedative has time to wear off.
- Shift changes and transfers can often mean responsibility of the animal crate passes from one person to another and any confusion over the fact there are live animals that need care means there is the possibility they will be left unattended without food or water for hours on end.