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    Ian
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        Member since: 21st October 2012

        I want a cat basket please, must be suitable for air travel. Anybody got one for sale please?
        Ian (Tsivaras, Apokoronas)

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        #45491
        coming-to-Crete
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            sent you a pm

            Steve

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            Ian
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                Thanks Steve did, u bring cat by air? Procedures? I’m leaving soon by air. Are u open to offers? I’m at Tsivaras Vamos. Regards Ian

                #45844
                coming-to-Crete
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                    Ian

                    We brought our cats from the UK (Heathrow-Heraklion via Athens) by air flying Aegean.  I don’t know the procedure for going back to the UK, but would speak to Aegean in the 1st instance, they were very good.  I think there are only a couple of airports that can handle pets coming into the country.  DEFRA website gives details if I remember correctly.  The basket was new and cost us £60 and has been used once. 

                    Injections and passports etc are needed which most vets will know about.

                    Steve

                    #45943
                    The Cats Pyjamas Rescue
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                        Member since: 10th January 2011

                        I would not advise buying anything until you know the carrier & their requirements as they all vary.

                        Travel this time of year is virtually impossible by air as outside charter flights British Airways only on average £800-£1,000 per cat.

                        You cannot book yourself an accredited DEFRA animal courier company in the UK must be used to book flying to an accredited UK airport.

                        You must also have the approved paperwork stamped by the KEP office otherwise Iraklio airport will refuse check in for UK flights.

                        We have other cheaper, reliable safe methods we use to transport our rescue cats/kittens if you want assistance send a PM.
                        Good luck!

                        #46009
                        Gem
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                            • Practcally Cretan
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                            Do you just need a DEFRA approved courier for flying back to the UK? When we brought our dog to Crete several years ago, DEFRA told us not to bother with a courier as it was easy to arrange ourselves – which it was with Thomson’s excellent help.

                            #46059
                            The Cats Pyjamas Rescue
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                                There are so many variables it changes every year sometimes month to month UK is one of the most difficult & expensive in Europe. Many airlines will not allow you to book pets in yourself last year all our UK transfers had to be booked onto flights by an approved UK pet travel company charter airlines would not deal with individuals.

                                IATA & UK DEFRA rules can be argued at check in till you go blue but if your cat carrier is the wrong dimensions for the airline or check in staff your pet will be left standing in departures.

                                Many successfully go it alone but we also know of those who have been refused check in with their cats stranded or have made it through check in with incorrect passports only to have their pet impounded on arrival in the UK resulting in a 21 day quarantine bill.

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