Although there is an incurred cost to carry pets on the plane, cats, turtles, dogs and different types of birds are a common sight aboard flights arriving in Palma.
And if they have the right documentation they can even be accepted not only in the cargo holder but also in the passenger cabin.
For animals to be accepted in the passenger's area, owners must submit a request prior to the flight and have all documentation in place.
There are, though, a few exceptions. The maximum weight of the pet, including their respective cage must not exceed eight kilograms. Birds that by nature could cause disturbances to other passengers, or whose animal fragrance could become a problem will also not be tolerated. Parrots and parakeets are out of the question.
Some countries go even further and have banned any type of animal transportation.
Flights from Ireland to South Africa and vice versa do not allow animals on board. Great Britain does not accept any animals from abroad at all, while Brazil refuses to welcome any type of birds. Overall the transport of live animals in other flight companies and countries is more flexible.
Animals are usually accepted in the cargo holder provided they are in cages which meet the standards set by the authorities.
Cages and boxes used to carry pets, guide dogs or any other type of domestic animal must be resistant, and safe, provide comfort to the animal during the trip, must be well ventilated and waterproof as well.