When transporting your pet on any airline, you must use an approved kennel that complies with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations. Select dog breeds, considered aggressive, require transport in a reinforced crate.

One of the most important steps you can take to ease the stress of travel for your pet is to make sure it becomes familiar with its kennel. Purchase the kennel as far in advance as possible. Veterinarians recommend leaving the kennel door open in the house with treats or a familiar object inside so that your pet may spend time near the kennel and perhaps venture inside on its own. Since it is important that your pet be as relaxed as possible during the flight, familiarization with the kennel is essential.