There are 53 days until summer – not that we’re counting. And as we draw closer to a popular time of the year for traveling for vacation, the TSA has some tips for those flying with their pets:
We compiled some of these tips into a quick and easy-to-read infographic.
Trouble viewing the infographic? Here’s a text list of the infographic information:
- Acclimate the pet to the process of traveling by familiarizing it with the travel carrier in the days leading up to the trip.
- If you encounter a working canine, please consider shifting to an alternate checkpoint so that there is no interference with a government working dog’s tasks.
- Travelers who have pets that may be skittish when removed from a pet carrier, and may attempt to struggle or jump away should request that a TSA officer screen the pet in a private screening room.
- When traveling with service animals and pets, it is a good idea to contact your airline directly for policy details as they vary by airline and time of year.
- Travelers should become familiar with the pet relief areas at their departing airport and arrival airport.
For more information, visit: https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2023/04/05/tsa-tips-traveling-pets-through-security-checkpoint-norfolk