The Feline-Friendly Skies

15 steps to safe air travel with your cat.

By Erika Sorocco

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In general, air travel with cats is not the simplest of tasks. Airports are stressful environments for us, so there's no question that paying a visit to one will leave your cat in a tizzy. Nevertheless, it is possible to successfully hit the skies with your kitty by your side - as long as you're following airport regulations, know what you need to ensure success and, above all, start the planning process ASAP!

"For domestic flights, plan ahead and schedule early," says Jeni Redmond, owner of the Phoenix branch of "Call the airline that you are planning to use, and get their rules and regulations for pets flying in the cabin. Each airline has different policies regarding taking pets in the cabin. They also only allow a certain number of pets to fly on each flight."

With airport rules and regulations in tow, your next task is preparing everything you need to ensure safe travel that goes off without a hitch - and that's exactly where these 15 steps toward success come in.

**Get the August 2012 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article or click here to purchase a PDF version.**

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