Pet Travel Companies

We are trying to fly our cats back to the UK.
Firstly the price for a one way ticket in the boot of the plane is shocking enough, trying to get insurance for them is practically impossible. To add insult to injury the travel agents want us to sing T & C’s as below. The airline won’t let us check them in. If only I was Johnny Depp.

The quote provided is based on the breed description and stated weight of your pet(s) or dimensions of your own travel crate(s) and charges are based on this information. If there is any increase in the size of the pet or travel crate then additional freight charges will be payable by the client. Quotations are based on current freight tariffs and freight tariffs are subject to increases without prior notification. Any increases in freight tariffs are to the client’s account.

Whereas the utmost care and attention is given to clients’ pets, they are handled with the understanding that Pet Travel Specialists, the airline and the veterinarian are at no time to be held responsible for loss, death, illness, injury or accident due to any cause, either natural or accidental.

In consideration of Pet Travel Specialists agreeing to undertake the export veterinary preparation and transport of pets the client hereby agrees to release, indemnify and protect Pet Travel Specialists from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs and proceedings that may be brought against or incurred by Pet Travel Specialists as a result of this agreement.

Another unregulated Australian industry!!


Surely you mean “deregulated”.


I found Dogtainers to be excellent when transporting my dog from India to Australia. They had a few minor issues because their Indian agent wasn’t that professional but still worth the money and got the job done.