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 8 kg or less (including carrier) and over 10 weeks old to be accepted 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.

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Pet Reservations

When you are booking your ticket with Air France, be sure to let them know that you are traveling with a pet. Depending on the air craft type, the number of animals allowed to travel may vary. You can contact their telephone sales team at 800-237-2747 with any additional questions or concerns.

Pets in the Cabin

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 8 kg or less (including carrier) and over 10 weeks old to be accepted 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.

Pets in Cargo

A dog or cat weighing between 8 kg (17 lb) and 75 kg (165.3 lb) must be transported in the hold. Transporting animals in the hold is limited to 3 animals maximum per passenger. Pets traveling in the hold must be at least ten weeks old. Like most airlines, Air France does not allow snub-nosed animals (such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs and Shih Tzu dogs, or Persian and Burmese cats) to travel in the hold for medical reasons. Fees for transporting pets vary depending on your travel destination. Pets traveling on flights in Metropolitan France cost 60 EUR; within the Caribbean cost 75 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel cost 100 EUR; between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint-Denis de la Réunion cost 75 EUR; and all other flights cost 200 EUR.

Animals (plus containers) that weigh more than 75 kg (165 lb) must be transported by freight and owners of snub-nosed animals (such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs and Shih Tzu dogs, or Persian and Burmese cats). Additionally, those traveling to countries that only allow animals to enter if they are transported by freight. For more information, email Air France Customer Service at mail.servicedeskus@airfrance.fr

Other Restrictions

For pets traveling in the cabin, your dog or cat must be transported in a special closed travel bag that does not exceed 46 x 28 x 24 cm (18 x 11 x 9 in). Air France recommends that you use a flexible bag for your own comfort during the flight. The bag must be well-ventilated, big enough for Fido to stand up and turn around, but also fit in the area underneath the seat in front of you. Pets must stay in the bag during the whole flight. For pets traveling in the hold, their container must be made of hard plastic or fibreglass, have no wheels, be able to lock in two places, and have separate food and water dishes. Your pet must be able to stand upright without touching the sides and have room to turn around.

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BringFido Traveler Rating

Air France has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 dog owner on BringFido.

  • Nov. 17, 2017
    Excellent service

    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.

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