Transporting Your Cat in the Cabin Transporting Your Cat in the Cargo Hold Community Q&A Air travel is not recommended for pets, unless it is absolutely necessary.
For your sake and your cat’s, it may be best to get a sitter while you’re out of town. Let’s take a look at some the steps you’ll need to take before you embark on an airplane voyage with your cat.
This is the perfect opportunity to keep your pet in its carrier on your lap, turn it towards the window, and hug it tightly (if your pet allows for hugs) and stroke it through the carrier (assuming you are using a soft sided carrier which we highly recommend).
Keep your voice low and close to your pet while assuring it that everything will be ok.
Remember not to open the carrier so that your pet can escape. Other tips for traveling pet owners: put a worn t-shirt or piece of your clothing with your scent on it in the carrier with your pet. Pack light so you don’t have to fumble with other luggage and can move quickly to turn your attention to your pet.
Flying with your cat is not something you can or should do on a whim.