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I am moving out from Japan Tokyo to London with 2 dogs. Did anyone make this move before. And how? Which airlines are the best for dogs?

what steps to make? Are they fly on the same plane as me? are they gonna be safe? Did anyone take that move before? how did it go?

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I have flown to both London And Narita but only to and from SFO and I imagine your dogs will need to be quarantined, no? If you call the airline you are traveling on they can fill you in with the regs involved. JAL is a wonderful airline, UA into and out of the States will care for your dogs. Call the airlines toll free numbers.

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I am going from Tokyo to London. And very worry about the conditions on the airlines. I have an Italian greyhound and Chinese crested. I dont know what they are capable of taking. SO far I did leave them for 10 days in pet hotels. So i think they can take separation from me for a few hours. And I spoke to Jal sounds good, but again on internet they make you sign a paper saing that they are not responsible for you dog death if the pressure is changed or something like that. With the all the documentations i have called Animal regulations of England sounds very easy to travel from Tokyo. So now my worries are to get on the plane.
Which airlines did you fly with from Tokyo?
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I am very sure that my dogs will be not taken to quarantine. I am getting all the documents and vaccinations ready to avoid that. Since last year England has changed they are rules towards Japan. So we are very Lucky with that.
My only concerns now are airlines.
Would you mind to share you experience? Will very appreciate it!
Thank you very much!
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You know, honestly, I was a Chief Purser and Flight Attendant for United for 34 yrs. and I went out of my way to actually go down and have a ramp guy unload a passengers dog so I could walk it and it could do its business. ;) This is because I love them so much. Now, that's not probably going to happen on any airline, but my passenger was so worried that her dog had to hold it from HKG to SFO and then go on to NY that I was concerned too.so I took it out. My concern for your dog.... Wait I just had a thought... Can you take the Chinese crested inboard in a carrier with you? They are little aren't they? I forgot the size of your other one but you couldn't have 2 dogs in the cabin with one passenger anyway. Darn I wish I could help. My concern is the pets having to hold it so long. Where they are in the cargo area is pressurized so that doesn't concern me, the noise level and no ability to 'go' does. I would recommend a sedation and a complete bladder emptying before hand. Put something in the carrier with your scent on it is important to give them comfort. Ask your vet about sedation. Best of luck to you .!
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Where do you stop over between Narita and LHR ?
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The thing is you are not Allowed to take dogs in cabin when you travel To England. I dont know why but that is there rules. Both of my dogs would fit in in cabin. But England doesnt let us do that. We cant even book the flight at the same time. I have to book the flight for my dogs with a cargo agent first and then try to get a ticket for myself on the same flight.
My husband is coming with me so it wouldnt be a problem to have them in cabin, but we are not allowed by English regulations. :(
We have no stop overs. Since no one would take them out anyway i guess its better to fly straight there.
I will speak to doctors about sedation.
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Do you stop over in states or non stop? Sedation or some sort of tranquilizer is the only way.
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I think no stop
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Have a conversation with your Vet for recommendation about sedation
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Flying with dogs is somewhat complicated. They need particular vaccines, might be placed in quarantine, (expensive), no place to live that allows them...I've traveled and lived in Europe. My advice is to leave them here with someone you trust, go to Japan, find a place you can live with them, learn requirements, then have them shipped to you. This is a tremendous challenge you have taken on. Good luck!

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Thank you, but I am moving out from Japan. It is a challenge and I have been researching on everything to avoid quarantine. We are ready with that. All I am worry about is the airlines.
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Oh, okay. I misread your question...sorry. England has a very strong quarantine in place. I can't help you with that one. Make sure the airlines turn on the oxygen in the baggage area if you are flying them in that compartment. If you are taking them carryon, make sure you have reservations for that, some airlines have a limit on how many carryon dogs can come in one flight. This is stressful for you and them, I know, hope it all works out for the best.
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What i found out is that we can only travel Cargo. So I wanted to get other people experience on Cargo pet travel. Are they stay alive from travel. I am thinking of going with Japan airlines. Date is not decided yet. but Within 6 month.
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I think cargo is a good way to go. A highly respected animal rescue group here in the US sends their adopted rescue dogs via cargo. Accidents happen, there is always a risk. If you can take them carry on it's much safer. If not, I'd go cargo before I'd go in the baggage section of a passenger plane.
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but isnt it cargo and baggage section is the same thing? That what i was told here.
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I think we are having "word trouble." Cargo plane is different from cargo section. Are you flying them in a cargo plane or section of your passenger plane?
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Probably it will be a section in a passenger plane.
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I wish you and your furbabies the best!
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United Airlines had a bad situation in March where a dog that was supposed to go to Phoenix went to Ireland. It got national attention and prompted a review of all of United's pet shipping policies. I would think after that you could feel more secure. There may be others that are better.

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