Health Services

PCSing with Pets FAQs

Pets are now authorized to travel to and from Korean on Patriot Express Flights. Families in PCS status are authorized to take two pets (dogs and cats only) as long as the kennels, with pets, do not exceed 150 pounds per pet, but the number of pets allowed on each flight is limited. The kennel must be approved for air travel by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For pet safety, soft-sided and collapsible kennels are not allowed for pets that will be transported in the cargo area of the aircraft. Small pets traveling in-cabin can be transported in soft-sided (constructed of leak proof/water-repellent padded nylon with mesh ventilation on two (2) or more sides) and hard plastic kennels. Kennel size must not exceed to ensure it will fit under the seat in front of the passenger. All pets must be able to lie down, stand up, and turn around in the kennel using normal posture and body movements. Pets will not be accepted in kennels that are too small. Passengers are responsible for all pet shipment requirements, quarantines, and all costs associated with the shipment of their pet. Depending on your destination, pet costs can vary but will not normally exceed $103 for an average sized pet that is 70 lbs and under, for example. However, the exact charge is based on your travel destination and the combined weight of each pet and kennel. Check with your veterinarian for advice on preparing your pet for shipment, including such issues as immunizations, feeding, watering, sedative, and proper documentation.
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