What animal can you carry in the cabin of a SunExpress flight
For some passengers, going on vacation without their four-legged friend (dog or cat, etc.) is not possible. However, before booking a trip with his pet, the passenger must first check the formalities with his carrier, as they change from one company to another.
When booking your trip or purchasing your ticket, you must inform SunExpress of your intention to travel with your animal, and this must be done at least three days before departure. Check-in of a flight in this case must be carried out by telephone.
First, you should remember to bring your animal’s up-to-date health record and consult your veterinarian if he is nervous or sensitive to motion sickness. You can also call SunExpress at least 72 hours before the flight to confirm its presence on board.
Your pet can travel in the cabin
SunExpress authorizes the presence in the cabin of small animals, as well as service dogs. So check with your company if it accepts them and what is the maximum weight allowed.
– Transport fee
With the Turkish carrier, the weight of an animal traveling in the cabin must not reach 8kg (weight of the cage included). The service is chargeable, the cost of which is 49.99 Euros if you are traveling to an international destination or 119.99 TL if you are traveling on a domestic flight in Turkey.
SunExpress accepts the transport of parakeets on board its cabins, but this service is available on domestic flights in Turkey only, the cost of which is fixed at 79.99 Turkish Lira.
Other animals must travel in the hold, not with baggage but in a ventilated, pressurized and heated place. Your pet’s cage will be held there so that it remains stable.
In which transport crate does the animal travel?
The cage where your animal stays during the flight, whether in the cabin or in the hold, must display a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and height of 23cm.
The crate must be approved in accordance with IATA standards, ventilated and large enough to allow the animal to turn around and lie down normally. Remember to fix the feeders and drinkers inside the crate, avoiding bowls that could tip over. It should be noted that padlocks are prohibited, but you can indicate inside the crate the name of the animal, its tattoo number, as well as your name, telephone number and destination address.
What animals are allowed to travel on SunExpress flights?
Generally, the animals that travel the most by plane are dogs and cats, but if you want to fly a parakeet or a hamster, find out from your company.
As for dangerous dogs, they are not allowed to fly (Pitbull terrier, American Pitbull and Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bullterrier, Bullterrier, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Kangal, Caucasian Shepherd, Mastiff and Neapolitan Mastiff).
Other conditions to be met before taking the flight with your pet
Pet owners traveling within the EU should contact their veterinarian to complete the necessary documentation. Special provisions apply to owners of pets from third countries.
Pet passport is mandatory
The passport has become the only official document attesting to rabies vaccination. The pet passport is a veterinary document, and is therefore issued exclusively by the latter. It provides proof that the animal has indeed been vaccinated against rabies and that it is clearly identified by an electronic chip or a tattoo for a transitional period of 8 years.
The model of this passport is the same for all countries that are members of the European Community and replaces all passports and similar documents used until now.
The pet passport must contain:
– The identification of the animal as microchip or tattoo,
– The description of the animal,
– The name and address of the owner.
The passport is issued at the time of identification of the animal or at the time of vaccination against rabies. This vaccination can only take place after checking the identification of the animal.
If the pet’s papers are not in order, the animal may be seized. The consequences may be:
– The animal is placed in quarantine until it meets the sanitary requirements;
– The animal is sent back to its country of origin.
If quarantine or return of the animal are not among the options, in an extreme case, the animal can be euthanized. All additional costs are the responsibility of the pet owner.