Pet Measurement

Pet Measurement & Crate Sizing
(IPATA Regulations)

For Pet traveling in HOLD

For Pet Traveling in CABIN

Minimum Internal Container dimension :

A + 1/2 B = Length

C x 2 + Width

D = Height

Snub nose breeds require 10% larger container

Note :

Measurements A,B,C, and D for determining the container dimensions must releate to the largest animal.

The width of the container being calculated as :

  • Two animals : C x 3
  • Three animals : C x 4

The height and length are determined the same as for a single animal.

For strong & large breed dog, such as:

*wood kennels with double door reinforcements are required to ensure compliance with international guidelines for strong breeds IATA LAR CR-82 (International Air Transport Assoc.) 


  • Exemption can be made by some airline if they are 6 months and younger or weight less than 10 kg.
  • If the dog show sign of aggression, the airline can refused the dog and rebooked using a CR-82 crate even if the dog is not on aggressive breed lists.

Travel Crate Hire

At Fast Air Pets, we use IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved Travel Containers.

Small or large, we provide the latest in pet travel comfort for optimal space and peace of mind when your pet is in the air. Our deluxe containers are internally fitted with secure travel drink bowls with an external funnel to provide your loved one with ample fluids for the entire journey.

Stay Dry Fleece Mats

Fast Air Pets can provide Stay Dry Fleece Mats which absorbs both liquids (water and urine) and odours so your pet will travel comfortably during the flight. Pet mats can absorb up to 2 litres of liquids and are available for all sizes of plastic and wooden kennels, from small to extra large.

Travel Crate Size Calculator

What size travel crate will I require for my pet?

Your pet needs to be able to stand up, turn around and comfortably lie down in the travel container. A travel container that provides a lot of extra space is not recommended by the airlines for your pet’s safety during turbulence.

How to size Your Pet

  1. Length in cm = Nose to base of tail – tail excluded
  2. Height in cm = Floor to top of head while standing
  3. Width in cm = At the widest point sizing your pet diagram

Once the measurements have been made, use the following formula to calculate the best possible option for your four-legged friend.

Length = A + 1/2 of B
Width = C x 2 (Twice shoulder width)
Height = B + 1/2 of C

How to size Your Pet

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