Category Archives: Pet Airline Travel Tips

Instructions and tips for pets traveling on Airlines.

Pets on Airplanes Video Series

Video Instructions and travel tips for pet owners, teaching the best practices on how to prepare your pet carrier for a safer more comfortable trip.

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IATA LAR CR #82 crate

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NEW Stricter airline rules for transporting or traveling with dog breeds classified as fighting or aggressive has many pet parents scrambling for information and assistance in understanding what this might mean for them and their traveling furry friends. To start this Post I’ll First discuss the specific rule and what it actually means:  IATA LAR CR-82, which consist of a few unfamiliar abbreviations that seem confusing but are actually  quite simple. IATA: stands for International Air Transport Association The trade association for the world’s airlines LAR: stands for Live Animal Regulations The Airline Manual written by IATA that sets forth the rules and requirements in regard to transporting  1000’s of […]

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Dog Travel Leash – Harness Holder

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Airline Approved Pouch for storing Dog Travel Leashes and attaching to travel Kennel while traveling on Airline. Large enough to store dog leashes, dog harnesses and even a bag containing one day food supply required by airlines for traveling pets. The Dog Travel Leash Pouch is reinforced and very thick heavy duty Vinyl to resist tears and last for years. Dog Travel leashes are convenient and  recommended for layovers when dog relief stations are available. Available in Pink, Blue, Red and White       Transparent on front so airline personnel can easily examine content, metal grommet for easy install by attaching to kennel by threading on kennels bolts and […]

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Airline Pet Carrier Bags, Safety Features – Details

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Getting ready to shop for a new Airline Pet Carrier Bag  for your in cabin airline traveling pet Dog or Cat? Then you might want to read our latest post detailing what new safety features are available and how exactly they work to keep your airline traveling pets safer. In this post we will examine some of the NEWEST State of the Art Pet Airline Carriers Features in Detail. Locking Zipper Closures: Small clasps on airline pet carrier bags that keep zipper pulls together thus keeping the zipper door closed while pet is inside. These clasp create a pet proof lock NOT a people proof lock. This keeps pets locked in […]

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Pet In Cabin Airline Checklist and Tips

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Airline Approved Pet Carrier Current Health Certificate (Veterinarian) Rabies Certificate (Veterinarian) Vaccination Records (Veterinarian) Clip Pet Nails or have done professionally (Vet) DryFur Pet Carrier Insert installed 2nd DryFur packed for return trip Food & Water Cups Collapsed & Stored 1 Day Supply of Pet’s Food Packed & Stored Temporary Pet ID hung on Harness D-Ring Kennel Tag hung on carrier strap Flight documents & itinerary Packed & Stored Current Picture of Pet Printed & Stored Temporarily Remove Pet’s normal Collar with Metal ID tags at TSA Screening but be sure and leave on the TSA Fast Pass Harness & Leash should be tethered to your wrist at all times. […]

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Pet Inside Cargo – Baggage Area of Plane

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Undercover agents gives us a real look into what happens in the cargo areas of an Airplane while pets are on board traveling. I love this video and wanted to share to those getting ready to travel. We all wanted to see the way they are loaded and what the area inside the belly of the plane looks like. This video is very insightful and I hope you find helpful. A REAL MUST SEE!

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Airline Kennels Safety Features-Details

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Getting ready to shop for a new Dog Airline Kennel, Carrier or Crate? Then you might want to read our latest post detailing what new safety features are available and how exactly they work to keep your airline traveling pets safer. In this post we will examine some of the NEWEST State of the Art Dog Airline Kennels and Crates Safety Features in Detail.   Pre-Drilled Cable Tie Holes: These 4 small holes are used to secure the kennel door during your pets flight. This is the most effective yet simplest feature ever added to dog kennels. This recent feature has literally saved countless pet’s lives. How they work is […]

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Building a Custom – Wood Pet Shipping Crate

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So you’re relocating overseas and your Giant Sized Dog ( Great Dane, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound )  is way too Large for a traditional plastic travel Kennel even with a height extension kit, now what? The next step might be to look into a custom made pet shipping crate. But, Where should you start and What option are available? BUYing a Custom Dog Crate: You can custom order your dog a crate from a professional pet shipper who sells and builds wood dog shipping crates to fit any size dog. Or you can purchase a Ready to Assemble wood crate from Pet Travel Vendors such as CR8-2Fly. The advantages are […]

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Sky Kennels by Petmate

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Lessons learned by following the History of the Sky Kennel by Doskocil (Petmate) When pets first began to travel on airplanes, the wooden shipping crate was the only option for transporting them—that is until Doskocil (Petmate) introduced the Fiberglass Sky Kennel. Today the Sky Kennel is airlines’ first choice for pets traveling in the cargo/luggage compartment. To date this is the only brand of hard-shell carriers sold by airlines for use on their flights. But why choose Sky Kennel over other products like Vari Kennels? The current Sky Kennel looks just like the Vari Kennel, both are made by Doskocil (Petmate), and both are made from the exact same plastic […]

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Airline Travel Tips for Snub Nosed Pets

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The A, B, C’s of Snub Nosed (Brachycephalic) Pet Flight Safety With emotion, we at DryFur.com have been, sometimes with tears in our eyes, viewing the Pet Airline Incident reports since they were first released in May of 2005. With purpose, we had to not avert our eyes to the realities, and we have been studying them to help bring information and resolutions to our readers so that the traveling pets can be safer, avoiding injury and sometimes, death. Incidents, according to the airlines is death, injury or loss. What was concluded was that the main categories of incident were from the following two issues. 1. Faulty unsecured kennels 2. […]

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