Travelling on a Private Jet with Dogs or Cats
Many people are concerned with having to be separated from their pets during international pet travel, and having to put the dogs or cats in the airplane hold. The concept of traveling in a cage and separated from us? Well most of us put up with this because we understand that relocation is part of the lives we live nowadays for family or for work, and we know the pet move is for the “greater good”. We understand that the veterinary health check beforehand would show up any medical issues.
But with private jet travel pets don’t need to be in the cargo hold in the belly of a big plane, instead the pets fly in the cabin with the owners and can sit near or on their regular seats .
In reality, many people who choose private jet option do it for consideration of the pet’s health or separation anxiety issues, rather than planning it as a luxury item. Many people also do it during COVID-19 due to the great disruptions to the normal airline industry where it can be hard to get pet flight space.
The exact details will depend on the jet company ownership or management, but normally pets can travel in a private jet inside in a soft bag, or in the owners arms.
Costs are high, unless the journey can be shared with others. Please contact Ferndale on [email protected] to enquire about details for pets on private jets.
Documentation for the pet relocation is the same regardless of commercial airline or private jet. Ferndale Kennels are experts in pet relocation documents for nearly 3 decades so are very professional to assist.
The check in process
Check in process is easier. Relax in the classy Passenger Lounge while the staff arrange for your passport and documents to be checked.
All documentation needs to be given by Ferndale to the Business Aviation Centre at least a day in advance for checking. Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre (HKBAC) is said to be Asia’s Premier Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) for business aircraft.
Receiving pets on private jet from overseas.
Appointment needs to be made with the local authority eg AFCD in Hong Kong, to ensure there are staff on hand to check the pets microchip and other documents, when you arrive
Safely and care in the air
Apart from convenience, this is the appeal of private jet. Being together with a pet enables you to reassure them and let them take their medical treatments if required.
Private jets are usually designed to climb faster than bigger planes, so they’re above bad weather sooner- so flights are smoother.
They have more advanced air pressure systems than commercial airlines, e.g. the Gulfstream G650 is pressurized to 3,000 ft/ 914 metres, twice as low as commercial airlines. This low pressure in the cabin reduces fatigue and is less tiring and you and your pets can take rest better.
Flying from Hong Kong to UK with pets
Maximum of pet size this route is 20.00kg. Flights are into Farnborough (a small airport outside London), there is 1 small stop for re-fuelling en-route but total flight time is around 12.5 hrs.
Pricing of pets on private jet
Please contact [email protected] for pricing of the flights. Ferndale will arrange the documentation at both ends, in order to satisfy the jet company and the Government departments of Importing and Exporting countries. Flight payment will go to the charter company. We can try to aggregate groups for pet shipping.
Please fill in the form below for a private jet enquiry and please mention “private jet” on the form.
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