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Hey guys! Me and my pets are planning a move out of the country and I’m having trouble finding an appropriate airline approved crate. There’s so many specifications for crates, and maybe I just struggle but I could really use some opinions here, haha.

I’m going to be flying with Aer Lingus if anybody has used that specific airline to fly with their pet before.


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What do their regulations state?
 

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I’m not finding anything from Aer Lingus specifically, just the general stuff.

https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/live-animals/Documents/pet-container-requirements.pdf

https://www.pettravel.com/passports_container_requirements.cfm#PetCrateRequirements They list a bunch of requirements here, and recommend a crate, but I’ve read reviews saying the crate wasn’t accepted in some places.

https://www.catsnus.com/airline-pet-crates/ Someone sent me this link and suggested these, which already come with the metal bits they recommend you to replace the plastic ones with, along with a bunch of other stuff.

There’s so much information out there it’s hard to sift through and figure out what’s really best to get.


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I'd go ahead and follow the IATA guielines, since you are shipping then internationally. If a kennel meets the international standards, they will say IATA approved. A Sky Kennel (I think the manufacturer is now called Petmate, used to be Doskocil) should work. Some of the aluminum kennels work (they might need ventilation rails added) as well, but are way more expensive.
 

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I used the Petmate Sky Kennel from Pet Travel Store - with replacement metal hardware, clip-on food and water bowls, and a funnel for filling water without opening the crate (I bought the pet crate hardware accessory kit for these) - for my international move. Worked out well for us, though I flew Iceland Air, so I can't speak to your airline.
 

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Thanks so far guys, I’m going to be looking into a couple other airlines and asking about their own crate specifications and to confirm some things! I’m flying with dog, cat and bird so I at least want to get the bird in the cabin with me and the current airline we were going to use doesn’t allow any animals in the cabin aside from service dogs!


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Well currently looking into Air Canada since the airline I was going to use only flies animals via some cargo company and the person estimated just my husky would be $1400?? Craziness.


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