Pets are unpredictable, so it's good to be prepared for absolutely anything with them, especially when flying. Do your research, bring anything you can think of that will make them more comfortable and don't leave anything to chance.
"Over-planning is really the best thing you can do when traveling with your pets," Meeks said. "If in doubt, always err on the side of caution."
When I flew with my cat for the very first time, I lined her carrier with bed liners (used for little kids who wet the bed), just in case she got scared and peed during takeoff or landing. It's the little things you do that will really make all the difference and ensure that your pet has a good travel experience.
I was prepared for the worst when I flew with my diva of a cat, and she ended up having a blast on our flight. Murphy's law, right?