Travel with Pets - Egypt Air traveling with dogs CAI-JFK
Mar 30, 12, 10:50 am
It's time to come home to the States, and I'm bringing pooches with me.
I know KLM and Lufthansa are the best when it comes to transporting animals, but to avoid a stop in Germany or AMS (or anywhere, for that matter), my only option is Egypt Air.
My question revolves solely around safety. Has anyone transported animals internationally, and specifically with Egypt Air? Will they keep the luggage hold climate controlled for the dogs? They're too big to go in the cabin. The flight is nearly 12 hours and will be very cold if it's not climate controlled.
Apr 4, 12, 4:36 am
I have not actually travelled with Egypt air with dogs, however I have had my dog fly from New York to Hong Kong via Frankfurt, the airport has a dog pet service lounge. Which took my dog out of his cage, checked her to see all was okay and then freshen up her cage. I think they also gave her a run around too. So it was easier than a direct flight to Hong Kong.
Hope that helped.
Apr 6, 12, 7:37 pm
Isn't it something about the Muslim culture, that dogs are apparently 'unclean'? So that being said, do you think MS staff will take care of your pooches... when they need water, do you think they will pet it and bring it water?
Why are you against travelling via KLM or LH - IMO the former is one of the best airlines for carrying animals. I 'shipped' my kitty from YYZ to SIN via AMS a few years back and they took very good care of her. She even gained a cuddly little toy enroute !
Apr 25, 12, 3:24 pm
I would not trust Egypt Air with my dog, let alone myself.
Apr 25, 12, 3:45 pm
I always had my grandmother's dog with us in the cabin as they were always smaller and they did seem to do better when flying in shorter(relative to flights) vs the direct and we did 13+ hour flights.
We typically gave the dog a dose of a sedative from the vet to make it easier on the dog and split the flights up with a few hours break between to allow for servicing. The return flights we did it with a break that were long distance like yours would be involved countries where traveling with dogs only required vet papers so taking a day,even if just a long stretch of the day and departing on a night flight, we could walk the pooch around before dosing it again.