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Flying to UK with my dog

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:05am
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Can anyone give me information on which airlines allow pets from Alicante to London. I’ve looked this up on line but the ones I’ve looked at don’t allow them on when going to the UK

Cat47

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:33pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:33pm

Try TUI. That’s the only one we could find that would fly our cats out here. There are others, but some are ridiculously expensive. Good luck!

Renaye17

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04pm

Cat47 wrote on Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:33pm:

Try TUI. That’s the only one we could find that would fly our cats out here. There are others, but some are ridiculously expensive. Good luck!

Thank you Ile try them

Roland

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:47pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:47pm

I saw a post somewhere regarding pet transport by air.

£750 one way !!

So be prepared.

PeterC

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:24pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:24pm

Unfortunately because the UK never joined the Schengen zone (let alone the leaving the EU) it has never been possible for a pet to be simply taken on board - unlike the French with their poodles and the Spanish with Yorkies who just walk on with them for travel within Europe.

They have to be put into a flight carrier, copious paperwork done with vets and rabies certificates, then put in the hold, and very few airlines or airports are approved to offer this.

The only other way is to drive to the UK (with all the rabies passport stuff done) and use a pet-friendly ferry (or Eurotunnel?) but all this will cost a lot more than a budget airline ticket.

crissywissy

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10am

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:10am

lots of pet transport companies but taken by road ...it might be your only choice.

Renaye17

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:23am

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:23am

PeterC wrote on Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:24pm:

Unfortunately because the UK never joined the Schengen zone (let alone the leaving the EU) it has never been possible for a pet to be simply taken on board - unlike the French with their poodles and the Spanish with Yorkies who just walk on with them for travel within Europe.

They have to be put into a flight carrier, copious paperwork done with vets and rabies certificates, then put in the hold, and very few airlines or airports are approved to offer this....

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The only other way is to drive to the UK (with all the rabies passport stuff done) and use a pet-friendly ferry (or Eurotunnel?) but all this will cost a lot more than a budget airline ticket.

Yes I’m realising it’s not that easy but I’m thinking now to drive to Santander and get the ferry to Portsmouth. Thank you for your reply

crissywissy

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33am

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33am

you’ll have to book ...dog friendly cabins are booked up well in advance or there are kennels too,

Renaye17

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:34pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:34pm

crissywissy wrote on Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33am:

you’ll have to book ...dog friendly cabins are booked up well in advance or there are kennels too,

Thanks for the information Ile bare this in mind. 

Wizzo

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:35pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:35pm

London to Portsmouth is not far. You could catch a ferry to Spain. Although not a pet owner. It appears to be well organised and plenty of areas for owners to exercise their pet. It would probably mean you having to take your car and driving (about 9 hours to Alicante). Another alternative is car travel through  France. Not sure if KLM fly London to Alicante, I have a friend who regularly uses this airline (long haul). Because the pet is small it is allowed under seat. Always worth a try.  Good luck. 

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