Please contact our telephone sales team at 800-237-2747 with any additional questions or concerns.
The ticket fare does not include the fee for transporting animals. You must pay an additional fee at the airport. The amount varies depending on your destination. If you would like to purchase a ticket online for travel with your pet, whether it will be in the cabin or the hold, you must let us know beforehand. To do this, please book your trip online and click on "You wish to delay paying for your booking" on the payment method page*.
You will then have 24 hours to inform us of your pet’s presence. You can also pay for your ticket by telephone. If you do not contact us in 24 hours, your reservation will be automatically canceled. Please note: it’s possible to add an option to a ticket up to 48 hours before departure.
Flights in metropolitan France: €40 in the hold or €20 in the cabin; flights within the Caribbean €20;
flights in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel €75 in the hold; €55 in the cabin; flights between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Denis (Réunion): €55;
all other flights: €200. These fees are calculated based on a departure flight and for a single container (holder or bag). If your trip includes one or more connecting flights, the fee is calculated based on your departure country and your final destination.
Pets in the Cabin
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.
Pets in Cargo
A dog or cat weighing more than 8 kg / 17 lb and up to a maximum weight of 75 kg / 165.3 lb must be transported in the hold. Transporting animals in the hold is limited to 3 animals maximum per passenger. Please note this number may be restricted, depending on the aircraft type. In addition, please let us know when booking your ticket that you intend to transport your pet in the hold.
Snub-nosed animals (such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs and Shih Tzu dogs, or Persian and Burmese cats) are not permitted for transport in the hold on flights provided by Air France.
Your pet must be at least 10 weeks old** and have all required vaccines. You must print and present the form “Conditions for transporting a dog or cat in the hold” at the airport. Please arrive at the check-in counter 3 hours before departure for an intercontinental flight, or 2 hours before a flight departing within France or Europe (including flights between Europe and North Africa or Israel).
If you have a connecting flight, please ensure that you have at least 2 hours between flights. You must have all documents required by the authorities in the country in which you have a connection: you will have to undergo police and immigration procedures before boarding your connecting flight.
During your flight: the captain will be informed that your pet is in the hold and will take the necessary steps to ensure its comfort during the flight (lighting, heating).
For pets traveling in the cargo hold, only containers made of hard plastic or fiberglass, fastened together by rivets and approved by IATA (International Air Transport Association standards), are accepted in the hold. For pets traveling in the cabin, the total dimensions (length, width, and height) of the carrier may not exceed 115 cm (45 in).
Air France has received a rating of
5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 dog
Nov. 17, 2017
Have flown 3 times across the atlantic with them with my 80 lb dog in his Verikennel Giant (series 700 crate). They could not have been nicer, friendlier or more efficient in handling our needs. They don't go in cargo, but in a heated luggage compartment below the passenger deck. They have great rates too, just $200 each way. Compare that to a us transcontinental fare of 525 - 850 on US domestic carriers, and you see what a bargain that is. Good luck.