Hi All - planning on leaving HK next year to the UK and lining up a number of things including options for transporting pets out with us.
We are not looking to use agents as we know how the forms work. My query is on the most cost-effective route:
1. Cargo option direct to UK: We have inquired Cathay Cargo and it comes out to about HKD42k for putting our pets in a cage direct to UK. We'd then need to do the usual, rent a car from Heathrow and drive to destination in UK.
2. Check-in (cabin or hold) pets to Amsterdam + pet taxi into UK: This is relatively cheap, coming in at about HKD1k to HKD2k per pet just for the flight from HK to Amsterdam (or France if you please), BUT the pet taxi quote into the UK is approximately HKD20k (!!). If anyone's wondering, apparently the UK does not allow check-in pets on flights directly into UK.
We're interested in the latter option, but wonder if anyone else has gone through the process of moving pets and which route they took? There are all sorts of funny and strange routes one can take from somewhere in Europe into the UK (e.g. ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle), but a pet taxi seems to be the most sensible, even if eye-wateringly expensive just to be driven around for a few hours.