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Few questions on shipping

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
#1
I would greatly appreciate someone could message me that has a lot of knowledge on shipping cats. Im working with a friend and we are a bit stumped lol. I would have posted in the chat but taps talk doesn't have that feature :(
 

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Paige
Staff member
#2
I would greatly appreciate someone could message me that has a lot of knowledge on shipping cats. Im working with a friend and we are a bit stumped lol. I would have posted in the chat but taps talk doesn't have that feature :(
Marissa, it is better for you to just post your questions on the forum please. many people here have shipped cats...
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
#3
No problem then, I have a friend trying to bring me two cats, one kitten, and an older kitten, a little under 6 months. She's coming up with them, but from what she has found she can't have both on flight with her and will have to put one in cargo. We are both unsure if we want to ship as cargo. Although we were partial on the idea of a climate control cargo flights. We want to do what's best and easiest. I'm not against shipping, I'd be more for it if I had some more knowledge about it I think. We defiantly want to keep the younger one with her on the flight.

Which airline is best/easiest to deal with for convenience, and partially for pricing.

Are there flights that are okay with two on the flight (as carry on) but don't charge an arm and a leg. I'm trying to keep this cost effective but I understand that if need be ill do what is best for the cats.

I could maybe use some insight on shipping as cargo, the idea is a bit weird to me but I know many breeders ship their kittens and no problem, so maybe I just need to have that addressed to ease my mind? Lol


I'm beyond clueless about this and if driving was an option that be great. I guess any help or insight would be appreciated. Sorry if I'm All over the place, my mind is functioning completely today, must be the weather :p
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
#5
I have not yet shipped my kittens, but I do know that you cannot bring 2 cats on any of the airlines...so at least you can rule that option out.
she had found that delta will allow 2 for carry on if they are under 6 months, same size and will be comfortable in the carrier. I didn't k ow if other airlines had different exceptions
 

Todd L

Savannah Super Cat
#6
Southwest is pet friendly. R u sure u cant travel with 2 kitties. My be a slight upcharge. But I would think they would accomidate. Maybe wrong tho. Haven't checked

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NikkiA

Site Supporter
#7
I have never shipped a kitten, but all of my three boys were shipped from Oklahoma to New Jersey to me.
They were shipped using Delta's PetSafe program. The kittens arrived in good shape, desperate to get out of the carrier but otherwise fine. Diablo was 3 1/2 months when he arrived, Jarvis young at 8 1/2 weeks, Mickey was 12 weeks.
Our breeder sent them in very large crates (I can fit both Diablo and Jarvis in these carriers, approx. 30 lbs of lithe cat, for trips to the vet with NO PROBLEM). They came with a blanket from home in the carrier. They came with dry food, and a dish in the carrier to add food to through the bars. The carriers were ziptied shut to prevent the kittens from being taken out and played with.
All in, I spent nearly $1,000 on shipping for the three of them (they were shipped at three separate times, and I had some specific flight requests). Others can tell you more, but I just wanted to give you an idea of how much it cost for me to bring my boys to New Jersey.
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
#8
I read though deltas page only and it's a single fee for 1 or two, I didn't k ow if they would make any exceptions on the size factor, but I'm not going to count on that. I'll look into the ones you guys had mentioned, and thanks for the tips.
 

Marissa

Savannah Super Cat
#9
Southwest is pet friendly. R u sure u cant travel with 2 kitties. My be a slight upcharge. But I would think they would accomidate. Maybe wrong tho. Haven't checked

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I just checked them, it says two can be in the same carrier if they are same species. And there are no size restrictions ( that I've read so far) as long as I'm understanding it correctly
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#10
The general rule for most airlines is that if the kittens are under 6 months of age,and under 20lbs I believe, then they can travel in the one carrier. One person can only carry the one carrier, and only one fits under the seat, hence they have to fit into that carrier.

Most the airlines used to have that in their rules on the website but I noticed a few months ago that that changed. I think Southwest still allows it... you might have to go through each airline's website to see which other ones do...