You can travel with your pet to Hawaii as checked baggage if:
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Larger pets must be sent as checked luggage (accompanied) or as air cargo (larger pets or unaccompanied). On airlines that offer this service, this section of the cargo hold is fully pressurized and heated. The cost can run from $50.00 to $500.00 so check with your airline's reservation or cargo department. Pets up to approximately 75 pounds can travel as checked baggage when accompanied by a passenger.
Read on to learn how to transport your pets with little hassle, regardless of which way you choose to travel (including international destinations). We'll also give you tips on planning pet-friendly activities, selecting pet-friendly lodging accommodations or a pet sitter, and what to do if your pet becomes ill while traveling.
You cannot travel with your pet to Hawaii:
If you travel with 2 of your pets in the same kennel, they must be:
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If you have someone who will take your pet to the departure airport and check them in at the air cargo department, and you have someone to pick the pet up at the arrival airport, then you are all set. If veterinary certificates and other paperwork is required for international travel, those papers must also be presented to air cargo officials.
If you cannot arrange for your pet's drop off and pick up, you will need to use the resources of a pet transportation company (pet transporter). These companies can make all of the arrangements, or just the portion that you cannot handle on your own. Of course, there is a fee for their services.