Pet Travel Routine: Flying with a Cat In-Cabin | What to Expect

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cydia11centra · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

thanks for the info!
but the question i had wasn't answered..
what if the flight takes like.. 12 hours?
how will she go to the bathroom, and how will I feed her ?

Jimena Subieta Prévost · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Would wearing a sweater with a big pocket where she can fit trough security a good idea?

Isabella B. · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Just asking but how old does your cat need to be to fly and can you fly a Norwegian forest cat?

MuslimaUponSalafyyah10 · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I love your video thanks, I have a question what about the cat pooping or peeing on him/her self

Anna · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I'm so afraid that my cat will start screaming during take off 😖

shahad alsaif · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

what type of cat is she? I'm a traveller but I really want to be a cat mom and have her with me. not sure what type of cat shall I adopt

kelly johns · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

this is great information , we have a 8 hour flight soon

Almz Alison · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

can i travel my cats about 8 hours from manila philippines to austalia without him messing can i bring it with me without them putting in cabin??

Susan Vernon · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Oh I loved this!! You obviously love your cat

ZombieOrgasm · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I'm moving to Japan from the USA, so I've just been terrified of this process. Thanks for making this video.

Howard Lute · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

We have been taking our cats ( sss ) to Europe with us since 2002. All that you have said is right on the point! The whole trauma crescendos at the Security area. Holding your cat FIRMLY and tell people NOT TO PET PLEASE and stick to what you are trying to get through! Ours react to the noise and chaos of the security area by jumping into the top of their carriers when they first appear after the X-Ray machine scans them. This makes matter much easier. Once through you just leave that area and quietly sit with your charges for a few minutes before proceeding to the gate. A fine video!

Private Private · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Thank you so much for the play-by-play details on what to expect.

This past week, I traveled on an overnight business trip from NJ to Ottawa so, I left my 2 cats home, with enough food and water (dry, wet and frozen wet to thaw) for 3+ days and I used the PetCube Bites and PetCube Play to check in and talk to them, in the event there'd be a delay in my return or anything worse.

But, I've considered traveling with them, as well. I can see where more than one would be an issue though and I do worry about bathroom issues. After all, in one end and out the other, at some point.

Bt, now that I have a passport for the first time, I'll at least consider flying to Canada again.

Lena Kinzinger · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

To help cats in carriers, or at least what i did with mine, I keep mine out by my couch and open so my little guy is used to seeing it. He even keeps his toys in there and now i have no problem getting him in the carrier!

Kaylescent · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Im moving from quebec to germany and im scared i have to sedate him ! Hes so scared of travels he cries in car even if its 10 minute

Diana Wann · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm


vivian lawrence* · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

thank you so much for this video but i have 1 question what happens if your cat has to go to the bathroom

MiaLens · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

That was great, very informative, very helpful. THANK YOU!!

Tay Ali · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Great video thanks for the info, i'm so nervous cuz it's gonna be my first time traveling with my cat but your info definitely helped

Isabel DeLano · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

How heavy is Stella? I will be traveling by airplane with my cat for the first time fairly soon and am looking for a carrier that fits into Alaska Airlines size standards (smaller than most of the other major airlines) but my cat is really quite heavy at about 17 lbs. Stella does look only slightly smaller than him, though, so Im thinking that maybe the size of that carrier would be okay as long as it could hold his weight!

Angela Marie · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

SUPER helpful! Thank you!

daher spriggs · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I have an older cat who is 12 that I will be flying with is there anything I should know about anything different than a kitten because I will have both traveling

Crazy Wafflez · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I’m so nervous because I have 2 cats and I’m bringing them to Houston TX from New York and I’m afraid they won’t let them bring cats on the planes. Also, I’m bringing my hamster

CelticThugPoet7 · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Hey Chelsea Good Vid! I Have a Rather Rambunctious Savannah/Bengal & i'm Worried That he Might be Able to Claw His Way Out of One of These Soft Carriers do U Have a Suggestion For Smt Heavy Duty? Btw, It's Alligeant & They Only Allow in Cabin Pets…

Super Movies · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

This will be my first time so im scared of it will be possible to fly with my baby cat…pls do reply me…

Anisha Rahman · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Is it very much expensive for booking tickets of cat?

Argj .Hfmk · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

So what do I do if my boy meows like crazy and tries to get out if he stays in the carrier more than 3 minutes? Whenever we are in the waiting room at the vet he is the loudest one in there and won't calm down until he gets out. He also is noisy and tries to get out of the carrier while we drive with him in the car.

Sophia Mar · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

calico <3 <3 <3

Angelica Sumayao · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Chelsea. I am traveling overseas and I was not able to book a direct flight. This will my cat Harvey and my first flight together. I have two layovers. Do you have any experience with what to do as far as bathroom breaks?

Phoebe Broomfield · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I have no idea how I'm going to do this. I'm traveling with 2 fully flighted parrots. Can you request rooms to be x-rayed in because I can't take them out and they would bite my fingers off if I tried to put there harnesses on them. any tips?

Dan Man · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

How old was your cat for this vlog. Thx

IbriZilla · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I have a cat friend. She is a stray but she is kind of my pet. I am moving to USA soon some months later but I don't want to leave her behind. So when should I feed it to avoid pooping or peeing?

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Yen Garrard · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

We have a very special furr babies cats, actually i have 3, Olaf,Sven,and Molly, We are moving to the Philippines with our cats. So im really hoping they will be ok for a long flighg.

Crystal · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

what do you do for food and kitty litter? does it all fit in the carrier or do you take breaks?

Candy Otto · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

What things you put in your back bag? How big is it?

How big his Stella's carrier?

Miranda Heaney · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

This was super helpful, thank you so much! Traveling with my cat for the first time next month (she drove cross country and was fantastic but this is our first flight) so this was really awesome.

ggwp · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I have to do that but I'm afraid of radiation my cat exposed to

not maggie · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

This was super helpful, you answered every question in my mind🙏🏻 thank you!

Meg Stansfield · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

I really appreciate this video! I'm flying internationally altogether nearly 20+ hours with a cat I'm delivering to her owner. I'm so worried about her needing to go potty before we get there!! And I'm worried about her being hungry 🙁

Barbara Vyse · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

A few weeks before we moved , I bought new carriers for the flight and put nice little blankies in them. They loved the carriers so much that I’ve never put them away. They feel very secure in them.

Barbara Vyse · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

When I flew from DC to Miami a few years ago with my two cats, we asked for a private screening so that we could take the cats out in a more secured area.

Carmella Mustachio · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Thank you sooo much for your help!

Anna Nunes · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Thank you for your video, Chelsea! You brought up issues I haven't thought of before. I'm planning to move from Brazil to the United States in a little more than a year and can't leave my kitty behind. I'm doing my research early because besides the usual "flying with a pet" problem I also have to deal with the international bureaucracy. I have two questions:
I know that a direct flight is preferred but in my case that's not an option. All available flights have at least one connection. I usually connect in Panama City, in which case it's two 7-hour flights + 2-hour layover, being a total of 16 hours in transit, not taking into account the drive to and from airports and the time you wait for the flight at the airport. So in the end I'm facing a 20-hour trip with my cat. How can I deal with food and hydration in that situation? What if he needs to go to the bathroom? Are there any other things I need to consider in that case?
I'm also wondering about the carrier. He has a hard carrier (which I still haven't checked if the dimensions are ok for flying). Would you say a soft carrier is better than the hard one?

Oceanstalker · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Chelsea you DO know you can ask for a private search, do you? So your cat can be in a enclosed area.

emily escalante · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Is it possible to fly with 3 cats in cabin?

Sidneysolove · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Won't the alarm on the metal detector go off if you cross with your cat while they have a harness on?

Kejiu Zhang · May 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Great tutorial. Feeling extremely nervous for transporting my 2 cats in about 2 weeks. May God bless.

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