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Thomson airlines is the word’s largest charter airline, offering flights from the UK to destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

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Cats and dogs are carried in the 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. The container may not exceed a maximum height of 83 cm. Only one animal can be carried per transport container.

To fly with Thomson animals must be fitted with a microchip and have a pet passport (if going to the EU and relevant export documents if travelling outside of the EU). This confirms their vaccinations are up-to-date and the import requirements of receiving country is correct.

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For Thomson flights, pets in the cargo must travel in IATA approved kennels. These must have a locking door, be made of suitable plastic/wood and have bedding in, such as a blanket/newspaper/veterinary bedding. More info on pet kennels can be read 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 Thomson, 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 Thomson. Our expert team are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact us here.