Let's talk pet travel crates. For any overseas pet transport, the single most important purchase you'll make is your pet's travel crate. Whether you are moving cats or dogs (or both!) internationally, they will travel in the cargo hold of the airplane. This area for live animals is air-conditioned to the same standard as the seated area for humans. Depending on your pet's destination they could be inside their overseas travel crate for a few hours or a few days. It is our job to ensure your pet be comfortable on their international flight. Your pet travel consultant will top up your pet's water and take care of their pre-flight walkies, cuddles and play.
The best travel cage for your pet allows standing room above their head and enough width for them to comfortably lie-down and turn around inside. There are some standard plastic IATA crates that work well for a broad range of cat and dog breeds. Some travelling pets will need a custom wooden cage. Thats why we always recommend bringing your pets to our stock room for a crate fitting. In our travel crate room at Auckland Airport we have wide range of standard plastic travel cages. We also offer a range of new, unused wooden crates and can easily have one made to your pet's specific measurements. If you need help measuring your pet, follow our IATA crate guidelines here or contact one of our travel consultants now to make an appointment for a fitting!