I much prefer the new baby kitten(s) to be
"picked up" by the new family
(or your representative)
I do not prefer to ship.
Having shipped in the past, there is more opportunity for things to go wrong.
(Overfed, underfed, not kept clean, takes too long, unloved, too many animals on board... are just a few of the things I have seen go wrong.)
People do travel from all over the country to pickup....
Many are traveling by car/suv/truck & some are flying in, picking up their kitten, returning home with kitten(s) in a soft travel carrier with them in the seat area on the plane.
This is much less scary for the kitten,
than shipping alone in cargo,
& is a bonding time for the new owner/kitten.
Your going to have this kitten for 12-16-18 years.
Pickup is once in their lifetime. =^.^=
for your trip