July 19th Zach leaves for Brussels. The flight will depart from Atlanta, so he can leave his car there. On the 20th of July, he’ll land in Zaventem at 8 in the morning.
August 6th, Zach and me (and Abby) leave together for Atlanta, where we’ll be able to quickly travel to Nashville in our own car so Abby can pee, drink or eat at ease, and we can do the same. We opted for Atlanta because it’s the only direct flight we can get from Brussels. That way Abby will only have to deal with one flight, one take-off, one landing, one check-in, one customs, … (And, to be honest, the same goes for us.)
The lady at the desk of the travel agency mentioned a ‘soft bag’ being needed for in cabin pet travel, though I don’t remember finding this information on Delta’s website. After calling Delta Airlines though, it became clear that it is the agency who determines which bag you’re allowed to use. Once the agency mentions a soft bag on your ticket, you have to stick to this because it’s in the contract you sign with the agency. Had I known, I would’ve gone against her, but she made it sound like it was the airline who had demands with regards to this. So be wary of this kind of confusion, because now I have to go buy a soft bag…
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For this airline, the criteria for taking your pet with you are:
- Pet must be comfortable (being able to stand up, turn around, lay down, …) in its kennel and still fit under the seat in front of you.
- Pet must stay in kennel AT ALL TIMES while on Delta Airlines boarding area (boarding, deplaning, lounge area, on board the craft).
- Pet must be 10 weeks old or older.
- Pet counts as one piece of carry-on luggage.
- Cats can’t be snub-nosed (suffocation risk).
- Pay €200 EUR at check-in (fee for international travel).
For Tennessee, importing your cat involves:
- Rabies vaccination (min. 10 days old and up to date).
- Apparent good health.