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Charter flight Australia and UK with pets?

Old Sep 23, 23, 1:30 am
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Charter flight Australia and UK with pets?

Hi, does anyone know of any flights available, if that's a thing?
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Old Sep 25, 23, 1:32 am
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Try seat brokers. This article gives a good overview and has tons of links: https://thepointsguy.com/guide/private-jet-empty-leg/
You will need to make phone calls, as there's no real (price) transparency and price comparison out there.
And no, this is not a thing, at least not for mere mortals with average disposable incomes. Even with empty legs and single-seat purchases, prices for intercontinental private flights remain firmly in the "unaffordable" realm - especially on transpacific routes to Australia where single seats have solid five-figure price tags due to the aircraft type needed for long overwater flghts that have a very high overhead cost (fuel, costly aircraft, two pilots required... For routes like NY to London where there's lots of flights and competition this is more affordable, last-minute empty leg prices are in the range of full-fare premium cabin tickets on common carriers. I was quoted $9k for Teterboro-Biggin Hill once for one seat on an empty leg a few years ago.

And instead of flying private into the UK for a ton of money, sensible people with more time than money fly regular airlines to one of the neighboring countries (BRU,AMS,CDG) where PETC/AVIH transport is allowed and continue the journey by car....See just three threads below where this is discussed in-depth.

For Australia, the equivalent to that would be flying to French outpost NOU (New Caledonia, French Territory) on a pet-friendly airline like Fiji and only continue by charter flight from there - Noumea to Brisbane is just two-and-a-half hours, and flights are way cheaper than if you would fly a private jet all across the Pacific.
I think NOU is the closest airport one can get to Australia with a pet the regular way. And it is France, so getting the animal admitted into Australia is relatively easy.
I did research this a few years ago when I planned to visit Australia with my dog but decided against it in the end. Too much hassle, too much bureaucray, too high cost - no Australia for us.

Last edited by bhomburg; Sep 25, 23 at 10:45 am
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