Your cat must remain within its carrier during the flight, and must not disturb your fellow passengers.
It is crucial to contact your airline well in advance of your trip and discuss travelling requirements for your cat to avoid a last minute crisis.
Take direct flights whenever possible, and try to avoid connections and layovers.
Some airlines will allow one pet in coach and one in first class, with some provisions.
You will need to book in advance with the airline if you plan to travel with your cat in the cabin.
The only alternative is to leave him in a house where the sole occupant is away from Sunday night to Friday afternoon each week (one of us has moved, the other is staying, but works away) with a neighbour dropping in to feed him, or to find him a new home - I don't want to do either of things.
Thanks in advance for any advice and help Thanks for the replies so far.Transporting Your Cat in the Cabin Transporting Your Cat in the Cargo Hold Community Q&A Air travel is not recommended for pets, unless it is absolutely necessary.In fact, air travel can be hazardous for animals with “pushed in” faces, such as bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats as they may have breathing issues when flying due to their limited airways and stress.But if you are moving to a new country and need to take your cat with you, you may have no choice but to transport him on a plane. Although some highly publicized mishaps occur on rare occasions, most can be avoided if some simple precautions are followed.Check your ticket for liability limits or, better yet, speak directly with the airline.