Sedating a puppy for air travel
Payment of Fees for accompanied pet bookings will be collected by our Guest Contract Centre at the time of booking.A refund of Fees due to the cancellation of an accompanied pet booking will only be available outside 28 days of the date of travel, regardless of class of fare booked by the accompanying passenger Fees are payable: Check in for your pet closes 90 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure – unless you are travelling on a flight that is scheduled to depart before 7am, in which case check in of your pet closes between 90 - 50 minutes prior to departure depending on your origin port (please refer to the Pet Travel Guideline AVI Checklist). You must be the guest named on the booking, and you must present the completed Pet Travel Guideline AVI Checklist and confirmation email with your air way bill number included.The following guidelines must be followed: With limited capacity for pets on each flight, please ensure that you book early.To ensure there is room for your pet to travel on your flight, the booking for you and your pet must be made via our Guest Contact Centre.A number of reputable suppliers can assist you in selecting the right crate to purchase or hire for your pet, including: Note: Powerful and strong animals can break through plastic and therefore need to be in a metal container.The size of the container is very important to the welfare of your pet.If you wish to sedate your pet for travel, contact your vet for expert advice.Virgin Australia does not take responsibility for the consequences of sedating pets prior to flying.
Generally, only one pet may travel per cage, however: Up to three pets can travel per cage if they meet all of the following criteria: • All from the same litter • Under 6 months old • Under 14 kgs each A maximum of two adult animals of comparable size up to 14 kg each, that are compatible, may be shipped in the same container. Your pet should have enough room to move comfortably, yet be contained securely during travel in and around the aircraft.
Due to the complexity of quarantine laws (and to guarantee the health of your pet), Virgin Australia will only accept pets for international travel from approved International Pet & Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) pet agents. ) safe, there are a few rules and guidelines to follow, as set out below.
Virgin Australia reserves the right to refuse carriage of animals in its sole discretion which do not meet the requirements set out below.
The following container guidelines are designed to protect the welfare of dogs and cats travelling with us, whilst also complying with occupational health and safety legislation.
If your pet does not have a travel crate/container which meets our requirements or is not the right size for your pet, we may refuse to accept your pet for transport.Pets must be checked in prior to closure and cannot be checked in earlier than 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of your flight.