The hustle and bustle when traveling with your pet can get real — you have to pack and prepare for yourself and your pet. This means remembering their pet passport and health verification if you’re flying internationally to packing all their favorite toys to keep them occupied in the in-cabin domestic flight. To ease the stress and last minute running around trying to prepare for your upcoming flight, schedule a pet transport service with Pet Taxi!
At Pet Taxi, we have vehicles that can accompany you and your pet to the airport, and we can assist with arrival and departure airport services. Stay calm and join the Pet Taxi family!
The Nitty Gritty of Security While With Your Pet
If your upcoming trip is the first time you’re traveling with your pet, here are a few tips that can help you get through airport security promptly and painlessly!
- After checking in with your airline you’ll arrive at airline security.
- You’ll then need to clear your pet with TSA by either walking the dog with you through the metal detector or a screening with a visual and physical examination from TSA officers. Your pet will never be asked to be put in the X-ray machine, but you will need to remove your pet from their carrier, and the carrier goes through.
- If you are traveling with a pet who is anxious or is not great around large crowds, you can request a private room.
- If the airport has implemented the body scanners in lieu of metal detectors, both you and your pet may be subject to a pat-down by TSA officers.
The best way to get through airline security stress-free is to plan ahead and give yourself ample time to get through. Remember it may take more time, as you’re removing your pet and assisting in their screening as well as yours.
Getting through security with your pet is a painless process when you know what to expect and how to prepare!
For stress-free travel with your pet, to and from the airport, schedule with Pet Taxi today!