Airline Pet Policies

Planning to fly with your dog? While air travel can be a quick way to get Fido from one place to another, you should know that every airline has different rules about transporting pets. Some allow small dogs to travel in the aircraft cabin as part of your carry-on luggage allowance, while others will only allow pets to travel in the cargo area, and fees can vary from nothing at all to more than $500. Also, most airlines only allow one or two dogs on each flight, so always make sure a "seat" is available for your dog BEFORE buying your own ticket.

To take off without a hitch, please read our Ten Tips for Flying with Fido, and familiarize yourself with current U.S. Travel Regulations or International Pet Travel restrictions before you go. Have a great trip!

Adria Airways

Small pets that weigh under 8 kg (including carrier) can be transported in the cabin. Transporting an animal will incur a charge that depends on your destination and aircraft type. To find out the costs of transporting your pet in the cabin, you can call Customer Care on 973-637-1012.

Aegean Airlines

Trained service animals are carried free of charge, but you must notify Aegean upon making your reservation. Relevant documentation/certification will be requested. Small pets (cats, dogs, rabbits) that weigh under 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) are also permitted to travel in the cabin. Each passenger may only travel with one pet in a special carrier. If you need to transport more than one pet, they must be familiar with each other and not exceed the maximum weight of 8 kg / 17 lbs. The Aegean representative at your chosen airport will provide you with an appropriate carrier if you don't bring your own. From January to mid-June and mid-October to the end of December, transporting animals in the cabin costs 30 EUR for domestic flights and 50 EUR for international. From mid-June to mid-September, transporting animals under 8kg in the cabin costs 30 EUR for domestic flights and 60 EUR for internationals flights.

Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus does not accept pets in the cabin on any of their flights. Pets can be checked as cargo on some of their flights instead.

Air Canada

Air Canada allows small cats and dogs, under 10 kg / 22 lbs (including carrier), to travel with their owners in the cabin of Air Canada and Jazz flights. The airline only permits between 2-4 pets in the cabin per flight, so you should make reservations as soon as possible after you have confirmed your travel plans by calling the customer service team on 888-247-2262 and informing them that you are traveling with a pet. Make sure you check-in for your flight at least 30 minutes earlier than normal. Your pet counts as one of your carry on items and must be stowed under the seat for the duration of the flight. On domestic flights, pet fees for one-way travel range between $50-59. On international flights, pet fees for one-way travel range between $100-118.

Air France

You can bring Fido with you in the cabin on an Air France flight, as long as you receive prior approval from their customer service team. Your pet must be a maximum of 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) and over 10 weeks old to be allowed in the cabin. On flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana, they must be at least 15 weeks old. Air France does not accept pets in the business cabin on intercontinental flights. Each passenger may travel with only 1 animal. Fees for transporting pets vary depending on your travel destination. Pets traveling on flights in Metropolitan France and within the Caribbean cost 30 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel cost 55 EUR; between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint-Denis de la Réunion cost 55 EUR; and all other flights cost 125 EUR.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air allows small pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds) to travel in the cabin with passengers over the age of 18. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old to travel in the cabin. Each passenger can travel with a maximum of 2 pets, as long as two seats are purchased by them. Up to 2 pets of the same breed may travel in the same carrier if they are under no distress. Each pet incurs a charge of $100 each way. On any given flight, the first class cabin can accommodate 1 pet and the main cabin can accommodate 5 pets, so Alaska Air recommends contacting their customer service team on 800-252-7522 as soon as your travel plans are confirmed to guarantee Fido a spot.

American Airlines

American Airlines allows small pets who are at least eight weeks old to travel in the cabin with their owners. Pets must remain completely in their carrier with the door closed and under the seat during the entire flight. American Airlines does not accept pets in the cabin to/from Hawaii, Transatlantic destinations, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, and Venezuela. Within and between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and the Caribbean, the pet fee is $125 per carrier.

Austrian Airlines

Small cats and dogs that do no not exceed 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) can travel with you in the cabin on Austrian Airlines flights. Their customer service team will check the animal´s behaviour and the container before they are allowed to travel. Pet fees will vary depending on your travel plans. Pets traveling on flights domestically in Austria: 50 EUR; flights within Europe: 60 EUR; Levante and North Africa: 80 EUR; short intercontinental flights: 90 EUR; medium intercontinental flights: EUR 100; and long intercontinental flights: 110 EUR.

British Airways

British Airways does not allow animals to travel in the cabin of any of their aircraft, but don’t worry, Fido will still be comfortable in the temperate climate of the cabin hold.

Brussels Airlines

Pet cats and dogs that weigh less than 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) can also travel in the cabin with their owners. Be advised, flights to the United Kingdom do not allow pets in the cabin. On all other flights where pets are allowed, they must be clean, healthy, and odorless. Animals can't be under the age of 12 weeks and must not annoy other passengers on the flight. Flights for smaller dogs within Europe cost 50 EUR and intercontinental flights cost 70 EUR.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines welcomes passengers with small pets (dogs, cats, and household birds) in the cabin on most flights within the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Pets are not permitted in the cabin on flights to Hawaii. Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a carrier under the seat in front of you. Remember, bringing Fido counts as one piece of your carry-on luggage. Your pet must be 16 weeks old if traveling to the USA from elsewhere and must be at least 15 weeks old for European Union travel. Passengers can bring one pet in each carrier, except on domestic flights in the USA where a female cat/dog may travel with her litter if they are 10 weeks-6 months old. There is no limit on the number of animals in the litter. Fees for taking your pet in the cabin vary depending on your travel plans. Flights to/from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico have a pet fee of $125; Virgin Islands and outside the U.S. have a pet fee of $200; and Brazil have a pet fee of $75.

Emirates

Pet dogs and cats are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, except for falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan.

Etihad

Falcons are allowed in the the main aircraft cabin, as long as all necessary documents have been obtained, but pet dogs and cats are not permitted.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines allows small pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and small household birds) to travel in the cabin on flights within the USA. For international flights, only dogs and cats are able to travel. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for complying with all applicable laws, customs and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which the animal is being transported. Your pet's carrier must be able to fit underneath the seat in front of you. The pet fee on Frontier Airlines is $75 per segment.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines allows small dogs and cats to fly in the passenger cabin on inter-island flights and flights leaving the State of Hawaii. Each passenger can travel with one carrier. Only one animal is permitted in each carrier, except for two puppies or kittens from the same litter or breed. Animals must not exceed 25 lbs / 11 kg (including carrier). There is a $35 fee for pets traveling in the passenger cabin on inter-island flights. For all other flights, the fee for pets traveling in the cabin is $175 (each way). Pets are not accepted on international flights or flights to/from JFK Airport.

Horizon Air

Horizon Air allows small pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds) to travel in the cabin with passengers over the age of 18. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old to travel in the cabin. Each passenger can travel with a maximum of 2 pets, as long as two seats are purchased by them. Up to 2 pets of the same breed may travel in the same carrier if they are under no distress. Each pet incurs a charge of $100 each way. On any given flight, the first class cabin can accommodate 1 pet and the main cabin can accommodate 5 pets, so Horizon Air recommends contacting their customer service team on 800-252-7522 as soon as you confirm your travel plans to guarantee Fido a spot.

Iberia

Pet dogs and cats under 8 kg / 17 lbs (including their carry case) are allowed on Iberia flights. Your pet shouldn't bother other passengers and animals with a strong odor won't be allowed to fly. Fees for this service vary depending on your travel plans. Flights to Spain are 25 EUR; Europe, Africa and the Middle East are 50 EUR; and America and Asia are 150 EUR.

JetBlue

JetBlue accepts small cats and dogs in the cabin on both domestic and international flights. Pets are not accepted on flights to/from, Barbados, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. Pets must remain completely in the carrier with the door closed and under the seat during the entire journey. The pet should be under 20 lbs / 9 kg (including carrier). The pet fee is $100 each way.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM welcomes small cats and dogs into the economy cabin on most of their flights, and in business class on flights within Europe. The fee for transporting Fido depends on your travel destination. Pets traveling in the cabin must not exceed 8 kg / 18 lbs (including carrier). For the duration of the flight, Fido should remain underneath the seat in front of you contained within a suitable carrier.

LATAM Airlines

LATAM Airlines allows pet dogs or cats, that do no exceed 7 kg / 15 lbs (including container), to join you in the cabin. Your pet must be older than 8 weeks, or over 4 months when traveling to the United States. For safety of your pet, short-muzzled breeds of dogs and cats may not fly with you in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft. The cost for pets traveling in the cabin depends on where you are traveling: flights within Brazil: 200 R; Colombia: $20; Ecuador: $45; Peru: $45; Chile, Argentina and between Asuncion and Ciudad del Este: $75; South America: $200; All other international flights: $250.

Lufthansa

Small dogs and cats, weighing up to 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier), may be transported in the passenger cabin for a fee. Passengers are allowed to bring two animals (dog or cat) in the cabin. The animal must be stowed in their container under the seat in front of you while you're in the air. The costs for small dogs and cats depends upon the route and is only charged once per flight direction. For containers sized 55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 in, the fee is 50 EUR within Europe and 70 EUR for intercontinental trips.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways allows you to carry one falcon in the economy class cabin of an aircraft (a maximum of six falcons are permitted on each aircraft and country regulations may apply), but no pet dogs or cats are permitted.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines allows customers to bring small pets (cats and dogs only) in the cabin on their domestic flights. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed to travel on international flights. Each customer is limited to carrying one pet carrier on board. The carrier may contain up to two cats or dogs of the same species and will count as the customer’s carry-on bag. The carrier needs to be small enough to fit under the seat in front of yours. Southwest does not require a health certificate or any other documentation from the customer’s veterinarian for pets to travel. The pet fee is $95 per pet carrier each way.

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines accepts small pets (dogs, cats, and household birds) to travel in the cabin on flights within continental United States. Dogs and cats, but not birds, are also permitted in the cabin on flights to/from Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in the cabin on international flights. Pets traveling with you in the cabin shouldn't exceed 40 lbs / 18.14 kg (including carrier). The fee for traveling with your pet is $110 each way. Passengers are limited to one pet carrier each with up to two pets. Since the fee is per carrier, passengers traveling with two puppies or kittens will only have to pay one pet fee. Although Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for carry-on pets, it is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that proper documentation is available if asked.

Sun Country

Sun Country Airlines allows pet cats and dogs (16 lbs / 7 kg or less) in the aircraft cabin on select flights within the United States. Pets are not allowed to travel on international flights or on flights to or from Anchorage. Each passenger may travel with no more than 1 pet and carrier. The fee for a pet traveling in the main passenger cabin is $125 per flight segment (if booked in advance). A maximum of four pets as carry-on baggage will be accepted on each flight, so you should contact Sun Country Airlines Reservations on 800-359-6786 as soon as you confirm your travel plans to guarantee a spot for Fido. If you fail to do so, walk-up requests may be accepted when the four dog limit hasn't yet been reached. The fee for a walk-up booking is $199.

Swiss International Air Lines

Pet dogs and cats that weigh up to 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) can travel in the cabin with Swiss Airlines. In order to be welcomed aboard, pets need to be clean, healthy, and must not smell. Swiss Airlines does not allow animals that are dangerous, pregnant, or may annoy other passengers. Fees for pets on flights vary by destination. For flights from Switzerland to Europe, the rate is 60 CHF; Switzerland-Intercontinental is 90 CHF; within Europe is 50 EUR; Europe-Intercontinental is 70 EUR; Intercontinental-Europe is $100; Intercontinental-Intercontinental via Europe is $100.

Turkish Airways

Turkish Airlines allows dogs, cats, and small birds (goldfinches, budgies, and canaries) with a maximum combined weight of 8 kg / 17 lbs (including carrier) to travel with passengers inside the cabin. Dogs and cats with respiratory problems are recommended to be carried in the cabin, as long as they meet the required size and weight restrictions. Dogs and cats, and cats and birds, are not permitted on the same plane. If fellow passengers provide documented proof of a medical allergy to either dogs, cats, or birds, pets will not be allowed in the cabin. Pet fees vary depending on your travel itinerary. For domestic flights, the minimum fee is 70 TRY. For international flights, the total weight of the pet and carrier will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee of that route. The minimum fee charged for transit flights and flights with stopovers is between $35 and $150.

United Airlines

United Airlines welcomes passengers with small pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds) in the cabin. You are responsible for your pet for the duration of the journey and must make sure they stay inside their carrier at all times. The rules for bringing Fido on an international flight vary depending on your destination. You can find out all the important information you need to know by calling their customer service team on 1-800-864-8331. The fee for pets in the cabin is $125 each way.

Virgin America

Virgin America allows small pets (cats, dogs, household birds and domesticated rabbits) to travel in the cabin on select flights. Animals must be at least eight weeks old to travel. Passengers are limited to one pet carrier each. The total weight of your pet and its carrier cannot exceed 20 lbs / 9 kg. Pets must remain inside their carrier for the duration of the journey and count as one of your carry-on items. The pet fee is $100 each way.

WestJet

WestJet welcomes some small pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, and some types of bird) to join you in the cabin. They must be small enough to fit in a carrier underneath your seat on the aircraft. Passengers can travel with one pet each. All of the aircraft used have different restrictions on how many pets are allowed in the cabin: Boeing 737-600, Boeing 767-300, and WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400, all allow 4 pets per flight; and Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 allow just 2 pets per flight. If you're worried about there being enough room for Fido, you can contact WestJet at 1-888-937-8538 and tell the agent that you are traveling with your pet. Pets traveling in the cabin incur a charge of $50-59 each way.