On most flights that accept pets, the cargo area itself is climate-controlled similar to the passenger cabin. In addition, pressure in the cargo area is regulated, similar to how the air pressure in the cabin is regulated. Pets traveling in cargo may be stored near other pets traveling, or near other secured cargo. The cargo hold is dimly lit and can be loud, as compared to the cabin of the plane.
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- Recommendations for pet owners to promote safe travel of pets:
- Who regulates live animal transportation via air?
- How early should a pet owner arrive at the airport to check in for their flight?
- Is tranquilization or sedation recommended for pets flying?
- What kennels/crates or carriers are recommended for air travel?
- What documentation is required for a pet to travel via air?
- What health requirements does a pet need to travel by air?
- What is an acclimation statement or certificate, and why do I need it?
- How might weather temperatures impact a pet's travel?
- Are there any age limits for pets to travel via air?