Virgin Pet Travel

Virgin Australia is one of the most reputable airlines in the country and a popular choice for many of our customers looking for domestic pet transport.

Domestic Virgin Pet Flights

Virgin domestic pet travel is restricted to only dogs and cats. To use Virgin for pet transport, the airline requests travellers to go through a commercial pet transport company – like us. Our friendly team of pet transporters is more than happy to organise overseas or domestic flights for your furry friend.

We can assist with:

  • Booking the most direct flights for your pet’s journey
  • Selecting the most appropriate travel crate
  • Organising vet appointments, health check certifications and vaccinations
  • Door-to-door or airport-to-airport pick-up and drop-off

We understand that your furry friend is more than just a pet – they’re family. We treat all pets like our own, giving them the love and care they deserve during their trip. With our premium services, your pet travel with Virgin Australia will be stress-free and smooth.

See Virgin Australia’s pet travel guide for more information.

At AeroPets, we take care of:

Virgin Dog Flights | Virgin Cat Flights

Why choose AeroPets to organise Virgin Australia pet travel?

Booking pet travel with Virgin Australia can be overwhelming, especially with various paperwork and regulations to navigate.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive service that allows you to fly pets with ease and confidence, from coordinating the booking process to handling all the necessary documentation to helping you select the appropriate pet crate. AeroPets is one of the trusted pet transport companies partnered with Virgin Australia, meaning we understand the specific Virgin pet travel requirements, guidelines, and restrictions, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free trip for your beloved pets.

Our Virgin pet transport services include seamless door-to-door transportation, making the journey convenient and stress-free for both you and your pet. From pick-up at your current location to delivery at your destination, we handle all the logistics, ensuring a smooth transition for your furry friend.

Virgin pet travel FAQs

How much does Virgin pet travel cost?

The cost of your pet’s flight will depend on their size and breed, the final destination and any specific requirements your pet has.

How do I know which travel crate is best for my pet?

Your pet should be able to comfortably stand up and turn around freely in their pet crate. It’s also important to remember that a pet crate with extra space can actually be dangerous for your pet during turbulence, so buying the roomiest container actually isn’t a benefit to your pet. You can use our travel container calculator or get in touch with our friendly staff to discuss the best crate option for your pet’s crate.

Can my pet and I be on the same flight?

Yes, it’s possible for you and your pet to be on the same flight, however, Virgin Australia has strict rules about animals in the passenger cabin. Virgin doesn’t accept pets (excluding service dogs) in the passenger cabin with pet owners. Instead, they must fly in the cargo hold.

Are there any restrictions on flying certain breeds with Virgin Australia?

Due to respiratory issues, Virgin Australia Cargo has put restrictions on brachycephalic breeds on Virgin flights. If your pet falls into this breed, please contact us to discuss your best option for pet transport.

Virgin also has restrictions on dangerous dog breeds and any subsequent cross breeds, as well as dog-wolf crosses.

The full list of restricted cat and dog breeds can be found on the Virgin Australia pet travel guide.

What should I do to prepare my pet for travel?

Preparing your pet for travel involves familiarising them with their travel crate, ensuring they are comfortable spending time in it before the flight. It’s important to pack their essentials, such as food, water, and comfort items, and to follow all the airline’s guidelines for pet travel.

How do pets fly on Virgin Australia?

Pets travelling with Virgin are secured in crates in the aircraft’s cargo hold, which is a pressurised, temperature-controlled, and dimly lit environment. Trained airline staff securely strap the travel crates in position, and the captain sets a comfortable temperature during the journey.

Can I fly my pet overseas with Virgin Australia?

Unfortunately, Virgin Australia only offers domestic pet flights. However, we are partnered with Qantas, which offers international flights for pets.

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