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    Hello everyone, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice. I'm moving back to Alice Springs NT with my dog next month and when we flew down before christmas is was all so easy just booking him in with my flight.
    This time I'm going back on the Ghan with my car and I have fly Bruiser back on his own.
    I've spoken to an operator and its going to be quite expensive, almost as much as me and my car on the Ghan (special for ghan thats why I'm going on it)
    I was also told I would have to contact another agency about "hiring a pet pack" to fly him.
    I didn't have any of this bother when I flew him down as they just popped him in a cage and charged me all together.
    Should I get my own cage?
    Any hints, please I'm desperate.

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    I'm currently in Northern Country Victoria, I can fly him out of Melbourne or Adelaide.
    Catching The Ghan from Adelaide

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    Are you getting him on connecting flights, or are you able to get him on a non-stop flight?

    What airline is he travelling with?
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    We only have Qantas to fly with him with (other carrier is Tiger and they don't do pets)

    Direct flight to Alice Springs both Melbourne or Adelaide, but I can travel down to Melbourne and fly him out from there (get my partner to pick him up in Alice) or I can fly him out of Adelaide when we go over to catch the train.

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    Qantas with usually ask that you have a crate for the dog to travel in. It must conform to the regulations required by each airline, so if you check out the Qantas site regarding pet travel, it should give you a full list of what is required, ie, dimensions of crate etc, tray .

    I know some irlines will supply for a charge the crate, but I have no experience with that, have had dogs transported always in their own crate. I think many others here have gone through pet travel on airlines, so hopefully they will be able to help you more.

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    Have you tried and organise it through someone like JetPets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Have you tried and organise it through someone like JetPets?
    That's a good idea.

    Bear in mind OP, should you decide to hire a pet freight company to deal with it all, please call a few and compare their services and prices. In my experience they differ considerably.

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    Yeah thanks everyone, the qantas site is pretty hopeless and Jetpets will only do what I can do on my own and then add their price to it.
    I'm trying to do it as inexpensive as I can. I think i'll get my own cage and just book him in with Australian Air Freight, I think thats the one who Qantas use.

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    If you are in a position where you are able to get your dog to the airport within the time frame required before the flight leaves, and if you can arrange to purchase a crate suitable for air travel, then it really is quite easy doing it on your own.

    I know a fair few ppl who put those little electrical ties around the joints of the cage, just for added stability and peace of mind that the cage is 100% secure. easily cut off with scissors or a knife at the destination if the crate needs to be taken apart for fitting into a vehicle.

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