When measuring your pet, do not add any extra inches as this could be dangerous if the aircraft meet turbulence as your pet could slide around and be injured in a larger kennel than it should be, in addition of ending up paying way more for the air freight for these extra inches that you actually don’t need.
- A= length of animal from nose to beginning of tail
- B = height from ground to elbow joint
- C = width across shoulders
- D = height of animal in standing position (top of head for pets with non-erect ears – from tip of ears for pets with erect ears)
- The length of the kennel must be equal to A + 1/2 B.
- The width of the kennel must be equal to Cx2
- The height of the kennel (top flat or arched) must be equal to D.
The rules regarding approved types of containers for cats, dogs, ferrets and birds flying in cabin and as cargo were created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and, for the most part, have been accepted by the world’s airlines to view the requirements for individual airlines.