Many people need to travel with their car by plane. Ideally, you want to keep your cat in a carrier that you can bring with you in the cabin. However, if you’re transporting large numbers of cats, you may be forced to transport your cats in the cargo hold which can vary in temperature from cold to unbearably hot. Some pets have even died while being transported in the cargo hold of a plane.

If you’re planning to fly with your cat, you might want to check out the top rated airlines for transporting pets. Since this list was compiled in 2009, Continental (rated the best pet-friendly airline) has since merged with United Airlines.

1. Continental

2. JetBlue

3. Airtran

4. American Airlines

5. United Airlines.


American Airlines’ animal-trained staff has transported animals from popular zoos in cargo. Airtran has the reputation for charging the least amount for flying with a pet. JetBlue offers a JetPaws program where JetBlue provides a pet carrier bag tag, two TrueBlue points each way, a welcome e-mail and a free pet travel guide.

Traveling with your cat doesn’t have to be a scary experience for either of you. With the right airline, you can get your cat and yourself to your destination with a minimal of hassle and fuss.

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