Crate must have additional room for the pet to sit, stand, lie or turn around comfortably.
For your pet’s safety they are only allowed to travel in an IATA-approved fibre crate. Made from metal and fibreglass, these crates range from 21 inches to 48 inches in length and are designed specifically for your pet’s safety and comfort while travelling.
Every airline lists an IATA-approved crate as a mandatory travel requirement, both for domestic and international pet travel. The Indian Railways also list it as a mandatory requirement, but only for cats. A crate is recommended during road travel as well for passenger and driver safety, provided your pet isn’t too large to fit in one.
IATA has specified certain guidelines for crates permitted in airlines for pet travel. Fabricated from fibreglass, these crates remain stable, strong and sturdy on the ground as well as during the landing and taking off of a flight.
They have wired steel windows for proper ventilation and two food bowls can be installed in the mesh gate of the cage for feeding pets. Also equipped with detachable wheels, these crates make transportation of the pet easier.
You can measure your pet using the following guidelines. Based on these dimensions and certain calculations, an appropriate kennel is finalised for the pet’s flight.
length of the pet – from the tip of the nose to the root of the tail,
width of the pet – Across shoulders
height of the pet – From the top of the head to the floor.
Strong and sturdy construction for long-distance pet travel.
Reinforced steel mesh doors with non-corrosive screws for durability.
Heavy crate? Drag it along with the help of removable wheels.
An easy way to keep your pet refreshed while travelling.
The IATA or International Air Transport Association approved pet crates are containers which are designed specifically for your pet’s comfort and safety while flying, and approved by the IATA for the same.
Crates which are with the dimensions of 18.6 X 8.5 X 13.5 inches can fit under an airplane seat.
Your pet crate has to meet a few requirements to be IATA approved: plastic/metal/wood constructions, 2-3 door fasteners on the container, metal nuts and bolts only, no sharp surfaces inside the container, ventilation, leak-proof floor, solid roof, handles, absorbent bedding, 2 accessible bowls, and live animal stickers with name of pet.
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Standard sizes range from Small, Intermediate-B, Medium Intermediate-B, Intermediate-A, Large, Extra Large, Medium Extra Large, and Giant.