Whether travelling as accompanied baggage or manifest cargo, your pet must always travel in an IATA approved Pet Carrier. Most airlines and countries will impose fines is the Pet Carrier is deemed unsuitable so it is important to measure your pet correctly.
If you are travelling with a small pet as accompanied baggage and you have received confirmation from your airline that your pet will travel with you in the cabin they must travel in a soft sided carrier which can be placed comfortably under the seat in front of you.
If travelling in the hold of the aircraft (either as manifest cargo or accompanied baggage), please note the below guidelines:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have booked your pet to travel with you as accompanied baggage you must check the specific carrier requirements with your airline before travel
How to measure your pet
You will need to measure your pet to ensure the Pet Carrier is suitable for their trip. Most pets won't stand still long enough for 100% accuracy so if in doubt please err on the side of caution!
Always measure your pet when in a natural standing position
You will need to measure;
A = length from the top of the nose to base of the tail
B = height from the ground to the elbow joint
C = width across shoulders or widest point (whichever is the greatest) D = height in nature standing position from top of the head or the ear tip to the floor
Use these measurements to calculate the size as follows;
A + 1/2 B = Length C X 2 = Width D = Height
Multiple pets are the same as above except;
2 pets - minimum width 3 x widest pet
3 pets - minimum width 4 x widest pet
Note: Snub nosed breeds require 10% larger Pet Carriers
Expat Logistics holds the largest stock of IATA approved Pet Carriers for sale in Saudi Arabia, we can also build made-to-measure crates for larger dogs. Please contact us for more details and prices.