Pets On A Plane

September 23, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Rupert Neate wrote about the booming business of flying pets around the world:

  • Flying a pet from one country to another normally costs as much as a business class seat for a human passenger.
  • In the European Union it is possible to get ‘pet passports’ which make it easier to move pets around.
  • A fair amount of the demand comes from customers who go abroad, fall in love with a street animal and try to bring it back – only to find upon arrival that the animal must be quarantined, something that costs up to £2,000.
  • People are discouraged from trying to transport hamsters. A four month quarantine is required, and hamsters only live around two years, meaning that it’s not worth the cost.

Read more about celebrities who take their pets with them on vacation, how the rise of the BRICS is causing business to boom and more over here. Check out the rest of our series on pet perks here.

Source: The Guardian