While some airlines require passengers to keep their animals in the hold, Dan and Olivia’s cats are usually small enough to fit in the cabin.
Dan and Olivia don’t like keeping their cats in the cargo hold while flying, opting instead to bring them into the cabin. For pets under 10kg, or about 22lbs, Dan says you can put them in a carry-on suitcase and place them under the seat in front of you. He added that when cats get tired on long flights, they sleep in their pouches.
With sponge cakes, mochas and doughnuts outnumbering their parents, Dan and Olivia sometimes need to book extra tickets, which not all airlines allow them to do. “Sometimes when I want to buy a third ticket and an empty passenger seat, that’s not allowed,” Dan told Insider, noting that they only allow one pet per passenger and don’t allow them to buy empty seats ticket seats.
The couple also packed a full checked suitcase for the cat the day before the flight. “There were disposable litter boxes and a little bit of trash, wet and dry food, and then all their toys and scratch boards,” Dan said, adding that he and Olivia were always trying to recreate their home environment at the destination .