Can I bring a pet on a private jet?
That’s a common question for discerning travellers who are also pet owners. Likewise, the GlobeAir customer care receives similar enquiries on a regular basis. The answer is affirmative. When you fly via GlobeAir, your pets are allowed in the cabins of our Citation Mustang jets. As easy as this sounds, there are still some regulations to follow.
Pet owners know that flying with a cat or dog is not always easy. Your pet may develop severe anxieties, and you may start fearing for its health. This is especially true when you fly commercial as airlines have stringent regulations for pet travel: your cat or dog must fly caged or transported as cargo. In any case, pet travel does require some preparation; but this shouldn’t put you off. GlobeAir makes pet travel easy with the following recommendations.
How to fly comfortably with pets
- Bring a blanket with you: Bring your pet’s favourite bedding as a stress-relief measure while flying
- Keep it comfortable: Make sure that your pet feels comfortable during the flight. You can always ask GlobeAir to arrange some special treats for him/her beforehand
- Get your pet ready: Make sure that your pet knows the basic behavioural commands
We make boarding smooth for both passengers and pets. Here you find GlobeAir’s pet regulations and the associated costs.
- Your pet is kept on a leash, wears a muzzle and travels fastened
- Your pet may be placed in a portable carry-on pet carrier, but that’s not mandatory
- Your pet weighs a maximum of 8 kg. All special requests are treated on a case by case basis
If you travel with a pet, you may be charged additional costs depending on your landing airport in the UK. You can find an overview of the applied fares below. For flights scheduled anywhere else in Europe, there will be no additional costs. In both cases, the liability of damages to the aircraft lies with the passenger.
Depending on how you travel and the country where you are heading to, you may be required to bring along your pet’s passport. As well as this, your pets should be on top of their vaccinations boosters. No matter if you travel commercial or private, there are some stringent requirements which regulate pet entries abroad: these apply to both commercial and private flights because they are specific to the country you are entering. As the UK regulates pet travel very strictly, you can find all the UK regulations below.
A general tip when travelling abroad with your pets: always inform yourself about your destination’s requirements before travelling.
UK Pets Requirements
The list below compiles five of the conditions that your pet should meet when entering the UK. If your pet doesn’t meet all the conditions, he/she will not be considered for entry under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) and therefore will need to undergo quarantine.
- Your pet is microchipped
- Your pet is vaccinated against rabies
- Your pet has received a blood test after the rabies vaccination
- Six months have passed after the blood test
- Your dog pets are treated for tick and Echinococcus (tapeworm). (The treatment must be administered by a veterinarian no less than 24 hours and no more than 48 hours before departure)
Approved UK Airports and associated costs
- EGSC, Cambridge: Free of charge
- EGKB, Biggin Hill: €300 for one pet | €125 for each additional pet
- EGLK, Blackbushe: €300 for one pet | €100 for each additional pet
- EGTK, London Oxford: €350 for one pet | €150 for each additional pet
- EGCC, Manchester: €450 for one pet | €200 for each additional pet plus €700 during Bank Holidays and Weekends
- EGPH, Edinburgh: €470 | out of hour fees apply
- EGSS, London Stansted Airport: €450 for one pet | €150 for each additional pet
- EGLF, Farnborough: €300 for one pet | €150 for each additional pet
- EGBJ, Gloucestershire: €200 for one pet | €100 for each additional pet
- EGNM, Leeds Bradford Airport: €200 for one pet | €100 for each additional pet
- EGKK, Gatwick: €650 per pet
- EGMD, Lydd: €300 for up to four pets
For any additional questions don’t hesitate to contact GlobeAir or consult our FAQs.