Many individuals and families can’t imagine taking a vacation without including their pets. However, whether it’s Max the Mastiff or Callie the Chihuahua, taking your pet on a commercial flight is no walk in the park.
Fortunately, many challenges you might face have an effective solution in private aviation. Travelling with pets on a private jet has significant benefits, guaranteeing safety and peace of mind for animals and their owners.
While most owners are uncomfortable about their pets being handed over to strangers and flying in a cargo hold, it is increasingly rare for animals to be allowed in the cabin on scheduled services, no matter how small and well-behaved they are.
Dogs and other pets can be extremely nervous about flying – just like their owners. Even though the cargo hold is pressurised and temperature-controlled, it is an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar noises and smells and can be an extremely stressful experience for the animal.
There are also a bewildering array of rules around travelling with dogs and other animals depending on the airline, the destination, and the breed. For example, many airlines now restrict brachycephalic breeds, such as French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers, because snub-nosed animals have inherent respiratory difficulties that can be exacerbated during the flight.
Commercial airlines also introduce temporary restrictions on flying pets during extreme heat or cold weather conditions, which may leave you scrambling to make new holiday plans if unexpected weather hits.
Pets on private jets
The good news for animal lovers is that almost all private jet operators allow pets on board while ensuring the required procedures are followed – enabling you to reach your destination faster with your pet by your side.
Booking a charter through ACC means your furry friend is just another passenger on the jet, with complete VIP treatment from a pet-friendly crew.
There are no breed or weight restrictions, and whether your pet is most comfortable on the seat next to you with the freedom to move or feels safer in its crate, you can minimise any anxiety brought on by travelling.
ACC’s charter team can even help ensure your pet’s favourite foods, sleep pads, and comfort essentials are available – including their favourite toys and treats to keep them busy during the flight. The aircraft can also have all the supplies you need to clean up after your pet, such as waste bags and wipes.
Most importantly, the pet is with you – the person who makes them most relaxed and understands their needs best, from a young pup looking to play to an older animal needing medication.
ACC’s charter experts will also advise you on the most suitable aircraft type for your needs, including jets with a reputation for having the quietest cabins.
Whether it’s a Cessna Citation Longitude, Dassault Falcon 8X or Phenom 300, many modern jets feature impressive noise-reducing technologies and soundproofing systems, ensuring a peaceful flight for human passengers and pets alike.
Arriving at the airport 20 minutes before departure, with drop-off planeside, provides a flawless transition from car to plane and minimises exposure to noisy airport facilities.
Pets are often thirsty after a flight, so when your jet touches down, ground staff can provide fresh water and space for a stretch before a waiting car whisks you and your pet to your final destination.
Of course, private jet operators also understand the importance of maintaining a clean and safe environment for both two-legged and four-legged passengers. Once your trip is complete, the aircraft interior is always cleaned and sanitised thoroughly to ensure it’s ready for the next charter flight.
Charter a pet-friendly private jet
Are you planning your next holiday and anxious about leaving your pet at home? ACC’s charter team can source the perfect private jet for you and your pet – providing safety, comfort and peace of mind.
The types of animals allowed to travel on private jets vary depending on the company’s policies and the destination’s regulations. In addition to dogs and cats, some private jet operators allow other pets, such as birds, rabbits, and lizards, to travel on their aircraft.
It’s important to note that specific documentation and paperwork may be required when travelling with pets, such as health certificates and vaccination records.
If you have questions about flying with a pet, our team is always on hand to help. It’s essential to check before your flight, as some countries or states may restrict certain types of pets.
Since 2002, ACC Aviation has delivered market-leading private jet travel solutions. The peerless service and emphasis on reliability have made the firm one of the fastest-growing and most respected aviation service providers.