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 your trip. Have a great trip!

Adria Airways

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Adria Airways does accept small pets in cabin with a 50 EURO fee for each direction in Europe and a 100 EURO fee for each direction anywhere outside of Europe. Carrier and pet must not weigh more than 8 kgs combined. Please see carrier guidelines below.

Aegean Airlines

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Small pets such as cats, dogs and ferrets are allowed in cabin in a special carrier. If you are traveling with more than one pet, the pets must be familiar with each other. For domestic flights in Europe there is a $25 per flight segment fee and a $50 per flight segment fee for international flights. The carrier must not be any larger than 55cm in length, 40cm in height and 20cm in width. The pet and carrier must not exceed a weight of 8 kilos combined. The pet’s health book must be presented for inspection at check-in and the pet must have the required ID microchip. For international travel you must present a pet passport. Pets are not allowed on flights from/to Düsseldorf and to London Gatwick airport.

Aer Lingus

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Aer Lingus does not accept pets in cabin on any flight.

Air Canada

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Air Canada allows small cats and dogs (maximum 10 kg / 22 lbs combined weight for the pet and carrier) to travel with their owners in the passenger cabin of Air Canada and Jazz flights. The cost is $50 to $100 per flight based on itinerary on flights to Canada or between Canada and the U.S. The airline permits only 2 to 4 pets in the cabin per flight, so you should make reservations for your pets as soon as possible after you have confirmed your own travel plans. Passengers traveling with pets should check-in for their flight at least 30 minutes earlier than the normal recommended check-in time.

Air France

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With prior approval from our Customer Service department, you may transport in the cabin: dogs and cats weighing less than 8 kg / 17 lb (including the transport bag or container). Dimensions of the carrier must be under 115 cm (45 in) with the length, width, and height added together. Guide dogs are authorized regardless of their weight. To be accepted in the cabin, your pet must be at least 10 weeks old and have all required vaccines. For flights within metropolitan France (including Corsica) and flights between metropolitan France and Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Reunion, your pet must be at least 8 weeks old. For flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana, your pet must be at least 15 weeks old. Your pet must travel in a separate closed container. The container must be sufficiently ventilated and enable your animal to stand up and turn around. In the Economy cabin, the bag must fit in the space under the seat in front of you. Each animal must travel in a separate travel container. Each passenger can travel with only 1 animal. Your pet's travel container is considered an additional baggage item and will incur a fee.

Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines permits passengers 18 years or older to travel with small pets in the cabin of its aircraft for a fee of $100 each way. A customer may travel with a maximum of two carry-on pet containers in the main cabin when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. Pets allowed in the passenger cabin include dogs, cats, rabbits, household birds, and tropical fish. Dogs and cats must be at least eight weeks old and must have been fully weaned for at least five days prior to travel. Pets may be transported in the passenger cabin on flights to and from Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines can onlly allow one pet, cat or dog, to travel to and from Hawaii due to there being additional requirements for travel to and from this state. All pets crossing state borders, with the exception of guide dogs, are required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have a valid health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of travel. If an animal is being transported by a breeder, dealer, or research facility, then the health certificate must have been issued within 10 days. All animals crossing state borders to a cold weather destination are required to have a veterinarian's note on the health certificate that they are acclimated to temperatures below 45°. It is the responsibility of the customer to obtain this certification. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for animals traveling within the state of Alaska or when traveling across state lines. Proof of Parvo Virus vaccination is required before an animal can be transported to Nome or Kotzebue.

American Airlines

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American Airlines accepts small cats and dogs in the cabin of the aircraft (no other animals are allowed). The fee for pets traveling in the cabin is $125 per carrier (each way), and the combined weight of the pet and carrier may not exceed 20 pounds. Pets must remain completely in the carrier with the door closed and under the seat during the entire time that the pet is in the aircraft. American Airlines does not accept pets in cabin to or from Hawaii, Transatlantic destinations, Bolivia, Chile, Uraguay, Argentina, and Venezuela. Passengers traveling with pets must check-in at the airline ticket counter. At this time, curbside or self-service check-in is not allowed. Please allow extra time beyond normal check-in guidelines.

Austrian Airlines

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Small Dogs and Cats in the Passenger Cabin If you want to travel in the cabin with your small cat or dog, it must be placed in an adequate, leak-proof transport container. The combined weight of the animal and container must not exceed 8 kg, with max. dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm for easy stowage under the seat. Please bring your own transport container! Austrian Airlines reserves the right to check the animal´s behavior at the time of acceptance and that the container meets the requirements to ensure a safe transport throughout the whole journey. Pet fees for flights within Austria: EUR 35 / USD/CAD 50; pet fees for flights within Europe: EUR 50 / USD/CAD 60; pet fees for intercontinental flights: EUR 70 / USD/CAD 100.

Brussels Airlines

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Travelling with a pet in the aircraft cabin is subject to availability and must be pre-notified at the time of reservation. An additional fee applies per one way flight. Please contact our Service Centre to check the availability on the flight. Please note the 2 bags per cabin compartment are allowed. More than 2 bags may be accepted in the same compartment, provided they are not in close proximity. Guests travelling with a pet in cabin may not be seated at the emergency exit rows, on the first row on narrow body aircrafts, or in close proximity of each other

Delta Airlines

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Delta permits passengers to bring small pets in the cabin on most flights for a fee of $125 each way (to be collected at check-in) on flights within the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Pets are not permitted on flights to Hawaii. Check Delta's website for more information on transporting pets to Hawaii or international destinations. Pets permitted in the cabin include dogs, cats, and household birds. Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a pet carrier under the seat in front of you. A pet in cabin counts as one piece of carry-on luggage. Passengers traveling with pets must check in at the airline ticket counter. Curbside and self-service check-in is not available. Please allow extra time beyond normal check-in guidelines.

Emirates

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Animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, with the exception of falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Etihad

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Guide dogs to lead the blind are permitted in the aircraft cabin (for flights from Abu Dhabi to USA and vice versa only). All necessary documents must be provided. Guide dogs as checked baggage in the cargo hold without charge. The carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin is permitted provided that all the necessary documents have been obtained. Falcons may be accepted as checked baggage.

Frontier Airlines

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Frontier Airlines allows pets in cabin with a $75 fee per segment. Only certain pets are allowed in cabin such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and small household birds on flights within the United States. Dogs and cats may be transported on international flights. 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. The kennel must be large enough for the pet to stand and lie down in a natural position. The kennel must be able to fit underneath the seat in front of you.

Hawaiian Airlines

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Due to quarantine requirements, Hawaiian Airlines allows small dogs and cats to fly in the passenger cabin on inter-island flights and flights leaving the State of Hawaii only. There is $35 fee for pets traveling in the passenger cabin on inter-island flights. The pet carrier will count against your carry-on baggage allowance. 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 or from JFK airport. The airline limits the carriage of animals to one per passenger, except that two dogs or cats at least eight weeks old may be placed together in one carrier provided that the total weight of the pets and carrier does not exceed 25 pounds.

Horizon Air

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Horizon Air permits passengers 18 years or older to travel with small pets in the cabin of its aircraft for a fee of $100 each way. A customer may travel with a maximum of two carry-on pet containers in the main cabin when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer. Pets allowed in the passenger cabin include dogs, cats, rabbits, household birds, and tropical fish. Dogs and cats must be at least eight weeks old and must have been fully weaned for at least five days prior to travel. Pets may be transported in the passenger cabin on flights to/from Canada and Mexico. However, due to Hawaii's pet quarantine laws, Horizon Air's policy is to not allow pets on flights to/from Hawaii, either in the cabin or as checked baggage. All pets crossing state borders, with the exception of guide dogs, are required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have a valid health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of travel. If an animal is being transported by a breeder, dealer, or research facility, then the health certificate must have been issued within 10 days. All animals crossing state borders to a cold weather destination are required to have a veterinarian's note on the health certificate that they are acclimated to temperatures below 45°. It is the responsibility of the customer to obtain this certification. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for animals traveling within the state of Alaska or when traveling across state lines. Proof of Parvo Virus vaccination is required before an animal can be transported to Nome or Kotzebue.

Iberia

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Pets (such as dogs, cats, birds, etc.) that meet legal and documentary requisites may be accepted as hold or cabin luggage. To be able to travel in the cabin, the animals must be under a specific weight and size, except for guide dogs. The maximum weight allowed for the animal, including the carrier or cage in which it is travelling, is 8 Kg. The container may be a maximum of 45 cm in length, 35 cm in width and 25 cm in depth, provided that the sum of those 3 measurements does not exceed 105 cm. As the number of cages is restricted on the basis of the type of airplane, the carriage of animals must be authorized by the booking office. Authorization will only be given for journeys when all legs are confirmed. Charges for carry on pets (each way): Spain - €25, Europe, Africa and the Middle East - €50, America* and Angola - €150. *If the origin is America the rate per animal is USD 150 per animal, except for return flights with origin in Brazil. The charge per animal for those flights is USD 240.

JetBlue

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JetBlue accepts small cats and dogs in the cabin of the aircraft on both domestic and international flights (no other animals are allowed). The non-refundable fee for a pet is $100 each way, and the combined weight of the pet and carrier may not exceed 20 pounds. Pets must remain completely in the carrier with the door closed and under the seat during the entire time that the pet is in the aircraft. Pets are not accepted on flights to or from, Barbados, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia.

LAN Airlines

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You can travel with only one pet at a time. The total weight of the pet plus its pet carrier cannot be more than 15 lbs. Only cats and dogs over 8 weeks old can travel in the cabin. Other types of animals have to travel in LAN Cargo Available on domestic and international flights, on Airbus 319, 320, 321 and Dash planes. You can review this information in step 2 of your purchase on LAN.com. This service is also offered by TAM, which means that you can fly with both airlines in the same trip. Make sure to use a container that has adequate ventilation, a waterproof base and that closes so your pet cannot get out during the flight. The dog or cat should have enough space to be able to stand up, move and turn around easily. Routes within Colombia: $20 USD. Routes within Ecuador: $50 USD. Routes within Peru: $30 USD1. Routes within other countries: $100 USD. International routes: $200 USD.

Lufthansa

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A dog or cat may be transported in the cabin in your own carrier box (maximum dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm, watertight, bite proof). Maximum weight of animal + carrier is 8 kg. An additional fee is applied for your pet: within Germany - 35 EUR, 50 USD/CAD; within Europe and third countries - 50 EUR, 70 USD/CAD; intercontinental - 70 EUR, 100 USD/CAD.

Qatar Airways

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Only falcons and service dogs may travel in the cabin.

Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airlines allows customers to carry small pets (cats and dogs only) on board all domestic Southwest Airlines flights. All in-cabin pets must be carried in an appropriate pet carrier. The pet fee is $95 each way per pet carrier. 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. The carrier will count as the customer’s carry-on bag. Southwest does not require a health certificate or any other documentation from the customer’s veterinarian for pets to travel. Pets are not permitted on international flights.

Spirit Airlines

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Spirit Airlines accepts small pets (domestic dogs, cats and small household birds ONLY) for transportation in the passenger cabin on flights within the 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. Pets are not permitted in the cabin on international flights. The fee for bringing your pet in the cabin will be $100 each way. Pet fees must be paid at the time of making your reservation. Each passenger is limited to bringing one pet carrier containing up to two pets. Since the fee is per container, passengers traveling with two puppies or kittens in the same compartment will only have to pay one pet fee. Many states and foreign countries require that pets be accompanied by a health certificate. However, Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for carry-on pets. Nevertheless, it is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that proper documentation is available in the event that it is requested. Passengers traveling with pets must check-in at the ticket counter. Curbside or self-service check-in is not available. Please allow extra time beyond normal check-in guidelines when traveling with your pet.

Sun Country

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Sun Country Airlines accepts small cats and dogs (16 pounds or less) in the aircraft cabin on flights to within the contiguous United States. Sun Country does not transport pets on international flights or on flights to or from Anchorage. Only one pet per ticketed passenger is allowed. The fee for a pet traveling in the main passenger cabin is $125 per flight segment if booked in advance. An advance reservation is recommended as a maximum of four pets as carry-on baggage will be accepted per flight. Your pet in its carrier is considered a carry-on item and must be included in your regular carry-on allotment. Only one pet per carrier is allowed.

Swiss International Air Lines

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Dogs and cats weighing up to 8 kg (weight including transport container) and larger dogs with protective or assistance functions (e.g. guide dogs for the visually impaired) may travel in the cabin. Your animal must be clean and healthy and must not annoy any of the passengers. It must not be dangerous or pregnant, and must not smell. There are no size and weight restrictions for dogs with protective or assistance functions. They travel free in the cabin, and do not have to be in a transport container. Emotional support dogs are only accepted free of charge on SWISS flights to/from the USA (including direct connections). For flights outside the USA the emotional support dog will be transported in the cabin or cargo department depending on weight and size – additional charges apply. Fees for 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 USD/CAD; Intercontinental-Intercontinental via Europe is 100 USD/CAD.

Turkish Airways

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Turkish Airlines allows dogs, cats, and small passerine birds (goldfinches, budgies, canaries) with a maximum combined weight for pet and carrier of 8 kg/17 lbs to travel with passengers inside the cabin. The cost is between $150 to $350 USD depending on the itinerary of the flight to Turkey or between Turkey and the United States. 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. Guide dogs and emotional support pets are accepted in the cabin free of charge as long as the required vaccination records, identity cards, and medical certificates are provided. Guide dogs without the necessary documentation will be barred from flights.

United Airlines

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United allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (8 weeks and over) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125 service charge each way. There is an additional $125 service charge for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S. Pets are not permitted on flights to, from or through Australia, Hawaii or Micronesia (including Guam). Please note that advance reservations for pet travel in the cabin is required. Please call 1-800-864-8331 directly to make these reservations. Reservations are made on a space-available basis. In-cabin pet kennels are also available at some United check-in counters for $60. Purchases may be made with cash or check and are subject to availability. Customers should contact the United Customer Contact Center to confirm kennel availability at specific locations. Passengers traveling with pets must check in at the airline ticket counter. Curbside or self-service check-in is not available. Please allow extra time for the check-in process when traveling with pets.

Virgin America

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Virgin America is a pet-friendly airline that accepts cats and dogs in the passenger cabin of its aircraft for a $100 fee (per segment). Passengers are limited to one pet carrier per purchased seat. Guests with pets cannot be seated in the exit row, the first row of the main cabin or the first class cabin. In order to travel, puppies and kittens must be at least eight weeks old and weaned. The total weight of your pet and its carrier cannot exceed 20 pounds. Travelers with pets must present a veterinary certificate dated within 30 days prior to departure that indicates that the shots are current and that the date of birth is listed and is verified to be greater than eight weeks of age. Carry-on pets count towards a guest's carry-on baggage allowance.

WestJet

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WestJet permits domestic cats, dogs, rabbits and birds to travel in the passenger cabin for a fee of $50-59 each way. Pets are not permitted to travel to Hawaii on WestJet flights due to quarantine restrictions. Passengers are limited to traveling with one pet whose maximum weight (including carrier) is 22 pounds (10 kg). Most pets (cats and dogs) on most transborder flights will need a health certificate from their veterinarian as well as proof of rabies vaccine in the last year. It is the owner's responsibility to obtain this certificate prior to traveling. Please ensure that you check in a minimum of two hours prior to your flight time. If traveling to or from the United States, WestJet cannot accept your pet for check-in more than two hours prior to the scheduled departure of your flight.