Travel With Your Pets on Cathay Pacific

How do you travel on Cathay Pacific with pets? 

Cathay Pacific promises to provide you with a pleasant journey to your dream destination, with your loved ones and pets traveling with you. Safety and comfort are their priorities during Cathay Pacific pet travel service. If you want the service dog to travel with you, that flexibility is also provided to you so that you can get complete assistance during your journey. Here's how you can add the pets. 

If you plan to travel with the service dog, then you need to contact Cathay Pacific customer service via the toll-free number 1 (833) 933-2244, 8 hours before the flight departure schedule, or connect with the travel agent at least 48 hours before your flight.

You can also book for the pet through an e-form on the airline's official page. You must complete the form with the necessary information and submit it to the airline authority. You also need to send the required travel documents to the respective authority, as the team told you in an email. 

Does Cathay Pacific allow pets?

Yes, Cathay Pacific allows pets, but before that, you need to ensure that the guide and assistance dog are fully accredited and meet all the regulations specified by the destination where you want to complete the destination, which can vary from country to country. 

Before taking your dogs with you, you need to inform the Cathay Pacific reservation office at 1 (833) 933-2244 in advance. Also, bring the original copies of all documentation that permits a guide and assistance dog to travel with you at the airport. 

What is Cathay Pacific's pet policy?

According to the Cathay Pacific pet policy, if you are in flight, a giant dog can sit at your feet; if it is a small dog, it can sit on your lap. The pet must be properly leashed or harnessed throughout the journey. Then, you are liable for the health and sanitation of the flight in case your pet needs to relieve itself. 

  • If your pet is a brachycephalic breed and it is challenging for snub nose cats and dogs to travel because of their increased risk of respiratory difficulties and heat intolerance during air travel so, in that case, the airline will send your pet in the cargo, and Cathay cargo is well maintained to hold the CEIV live animals certification. 
  • If your pet is carried through cargo, you must take it to the cargo terminal and take it up from the terminal after arriving at the destination. 
  • If you are carrying your pet in the carrier, it must follow the IATA live animals regulation. The container must be made up of fiberglass, metal, rigid plastics, or welded metal mesh. No wooden cage is allowed.
  • The container must be clean and leakproof. The wheel must be removed if it has been attached to the container. Animals should be able to stand, turn, and lie down in the container. 
  • Dimension of the opening in the welded mesh in 25mm X 25mm(1 inch X 1 inch ) for the dog container and 19 mm X 19 mm (2/4 inch X 2/4 inch) for the cat container. 

How much does Cathay Pacific charge for pets?

According to the airline authority, the Cathay Pacific pet charge depends on the total weight and size of the pet. If the weight is 50lb/23kg and below 203/80, that costs you around 150$, and if the weight is up to 70lb/32kg and 203cm/80inch, it costs you USD 300. Overweight and oversized exceed 70lb/32kg and 203cm/80inch, four times the fees.

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