I would like to transport AVI cargo (live animal - dog) from Melbourne, Australia (MEL) to London, UK (LHR), via air travel, ideally direct.
The crate will need to be accompanied by an attendant (myself). The dog cannot travel separately (by itself) in the hold on a passenger plan or on a cargo plane.
Edit: my dog is too large/heavy to travel accompanied in the cabin, which is why I am looking at cargo airlines (and because no one can access the cargo hold during passenger airline flights).
I know it is possible for a groom/attendant to accompany animals such as horses or rare/zoo animals when they travel as freight. Does anyone know if this can be arranged for dogs? E.g. Are there any cargo (or passenger) airlines that will allow an attendant to accompany a dog travelling in a crate? (Including either companies/airlines that work directly with private individuals or through pet transport agents)
I saw on another question thread that it is possible in some circumstances for people to travel on cargo planes: Is it possible to travel on cargo airplanes? - but does anyone know which airlines allow attendants to accompany live animals? (as mentioned in the answer to the question)