British Airways Pet Travel Partners

PBS Pet Travel are proud to be partners of British Airways (BA) helping to ship pets all over the world.

BA is one of the most frequently used airlines to carry pets out of the UK and is the sister company of IAG Cargo.

Their motto:

“Whether you want to move an engine or a bearded dragon, from Delhi to Dublin or New York to Nice, we’re here 365 days a year to get that done.”

So, if you need help with pet travel, there’s no one that can do it better.

BA uses the animal reception centre at Gatwick where your pet will only ever be handled by animal specialists. At Heathrow, there’s a dedicated check-in area your pet where they will be security screened and then have their own quiet space away from the noise and bustle of the busy cargo warehouse. They will be delivered directly to the aircraft by British Airways staff.

BA will happily transport most dog breeds but will not carry Bulldogs, Pugs or Pekingese. Flatter-faced breeds such as, Bullmastiffs, Boxers, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzus, must travel in a kennel 10% larger than what would be normal for their size to increase ventilation.

BA also carries cats like Persians, Himalayans and Exotics using these bigger crate rulings.

If you’re bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK, via BA you must comply with the Pet Travel Scheme. You will be asked to sign a Form of Indemnity to cover British Airways against any costs arising from your pet not passing the checks on arrival and having to go into quarantine.

British Airways Pet Policy

BA have a pet policy called “OK to forward”. Before transporting any pet, they want to speak to the consignee (the person receiving the pets) to ensure that they will be at the airport to collect the pet. If this contact is not made BA will not allow the pet to fly. All pets will need this “OK to forward before being allowed to leave the UK.

Arranging travel for your beloved pet can be confusing and stressful but PBS Pet Travel are here to guide you every step of the way. For more information on transporting your pet with British Airways, please get in touch.