Travelling with your pup can be both exciting and downright scary if you haven’t done it before – and it will be so both for you and for your little furry friend too. Of course, there are many aspects to consider – from getting the green light to fly with your dog to making sure everything will be alright with him during the flight.
Among all these pre-travelling arrangements, getting and adequate dog crate is very important. Keep in mind that dog crates should follow the US and International air travel regulations, in addition to being comfortable to your own pup – so there are quite a lot of criteria to consider when choosing one.
What are some of the best airplane approved dog crates? We have gathered 5 of them right below – so read on and find out more!
Petmate Sky Kennel
Flagged as suitable for air travel, Petmate Sky Kennel is easy to carry around, very resistant, and very difficult to escape. Furthermore, this crate is very comfortable for the dog too – and it even comes with water containers in the door. The only downfall connected to it is that it can be difficult to clean up – but, when compared with the wide range of benefits, this doesn’t feel like much of a “minus”.
Remember, this kennel may need you to add metal bolts and change the containers to metal to meet federal flight legislation- so be sure to check with the laws first and then see what can be done!
Impact Case Collapsible
IATA-compliant, this crate is heavy duty and portable at the same time. Plus, the product comes with a truly qualitative customer support service you will more than appreciate. Difficult to escape, this case is more expensive than others, but it genuinely compensates in terms of quality.
Premium Pet Travel Carrier
Although this style of crate doesn’t provide carriers in all sizes, it might be great for your pup. Its main advantages are connected to the ease with which it can be carried around with the handles.
Favorite Airline Approved Carried
As a IATA approved dog crate, this kennel is safe for air travelling and it comes in a wide variety of sizes (pretty much for every dog size). At the same time, it is very easy to carry around due to its wheels (but it has hasps on the top too, which are perfect for carrying smaller dogs with the help of a strap). The crate provides the pup with plenty of airflow and it will also provide you with a quick-latch door too.
Also suitable for most airline traveling guidelines, the Aspenpet may need a few minor changes to be completely in accordance with all air travel rules. Lightweight and sturdy at the same time, this kennel is designed with holes in it (to help you tie it down), it offers ventilation on three sides and it also comes in large size (suitable for bigger pups).