An AMC flight can be anything from you sitting in a nice comfy seat on a 747, to you sitting in the back of a cargo plane with a goat and chickens
Definitely try to find out what you'll be traveling on and any restrictions regarding animals.
If you're going "Space A" you may not know what you'll be on until you get to the tarmac.
Whatever the conditions you'll be traveling, try to keep the cat with you.
A small soft sided carrier can be slid under a seat for take off and landing, but the cat can be on your lap during the flight.
When a cat has to go to the bathroom in a carrier they usually back towards a corner and go there. Have an extra towel in your carry-on so you can
change it if needed, and the first towel should be one you won't worry about if you throw it away. It could have urine, feces, or vomit on it, and
you don't want to worry about an old towel when everything else is going on.
Have the carrier around for a week or more before the move so the cat is familiar with it. Sprinkle some catnip in it and only give the kitty treats
inside the carrier for a while so the animal associates positive things with it.
A hungry cat travels better as long as it's well hydrated, and a pocket full of kibble that can be given occasionally will keep it fine until you get
to your destination.
My ferret had as many frequent flier miles as me when I had to travel several times a week and I never had a problem with just tucking him in my
shirt. The crews that knew me well would even bring some apple or melon to me just to feed the ferret.
I've traveled with animals in cars, on trains, by plane, and on ships. The biggest problem I had was the worry I went through before a trip.
The animals always did fine.
Good luck, don't worry, but be prepared.
Have a copy of all vet certificates, such as shots, recent exams, a picture of the cat, etc...
and carry that with you like you carry your own ID and passport.
One More Edit........
Check with your destination concerning importing an animal.
What documentation do you need ?
Are there quarantine rules before or after travel ?
Is there any restrictions concerning the type of animal you're transporting ?
Will any specific inoculations be required before importing the animal to the destination ?
Ask all the questions before that dude at the Customs counter starts asking you questions upon arrival. Base to base on an AMC is usually easier, but
you still need to know the rules of where you're going to avoid any problems.
Just some of my thoughts, hope it helps.
[edit on 3/10/2008 by anxietydisorder]