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Thomas Cook is one of the oldest and best-known names in travel, with over 19 million customers each year.

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Cats and dogs are carried as cargo in the cargo hold. For the transport in the freight hold, you have to provide a safe and sturdy transport container in which the animal has sufficient room to turn around and to stand up. Only one animal can be carried per transport container.

To fly with Thomas Cook pets must be fitted with a microchip and have a pet passport. This confirms their vaccinations are up-to-date. All requirements must be met for their intended destination.

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For Thomas Cook flights, pets in the cargo must travel in IATA approved kennels. These must have a locking door, be made of suitable plastic or wood and have bedding in, such as a blanket/newspaper/veterinary bedding. More information on pet kennels can be found here.

As with every pet flight, your pet will need the correct documentation depending on where your pet is travelling to. The requirements for each country are different and can be quite complicated, so please do contact the team at Petair UK and we will be able to advise you or have a look here.

Pet flights will need to be booked a minimum of 7 days before departure, and for flights to South Africa, Dubai and Australia bookings need to be made through IPATA agents, such as Petair UK.

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So if you choose to transport your pet with Thomas Cook, we can organise everything from documentation to transporting your pet to the right place at the right time. 

PetAir UK have ample experience transporting pets with Thomas Cook. Our expert team are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact us here.