Air France

Air France is the flag carrier airline of France. Pets are welcome to travel in the cabin and hold on select flights with Air France. Visit Website

Or call (800) 237-2747 for more information. You can use BringFido to find a pet friendly place to stay at your destination.

Pet Reservations

Contact Air France's Telephone Sales Team at (800) 237-2747 to guarantee your pooch a place on board.

Pets in the Cabin

Dogs and cats are welcome on Air France flights, as long as the combined weight of the pet and carrier is under 17 lbs (8 kg). Each passenger may travel with 1 animal in the cabin. The fee for pets in the cabin on flights to Metropolitan France is 40 EUR; within the Caribbean is 30 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel is 55 EUR; between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint-Denis de la Réunion is 55 EUR; and on all other flights is 125 EUR.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Pets weighing between 17-165 lbs (8-75 kg) can be transported in the hold on Air France flights. Each passenger can transport 3 animals per flight. The fee for pets traveling in the hold on flights to Metropolitan France is 80 EUR; within the Caribbean is 75 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel is 200 EUR; between metropolitan France and Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, and Saint-Denis de la Réunion is 75 EUR; and all other flights is 400 EUR.

Pets in Cargo

Animals and carriers that have a combined weight more than 165 lbs (75 kg) must be transported by freight. For more information and prices, you can email Air France Customer Service at

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the cabin, your dog or cat must be transported in a special closed travel bag that does not exceed 18" x 11" x 9" (46 cm x 28 cm x 24 cm). 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. For pets traveling in the hold, the size of carriers depends on your pet, but the animal must have at least 2" (5 cm) above their head when they're standing up. Pets must be able to stand upright without touching the sides and have room to turn around. Carriers must be made of hard plastic or fiberglass, have no wheels, be able to lock in two places, and have separate food and water dishes.

Other Restrictions

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. The transport of an emotional support dog must be requested at least 48 hours before departure at an Air France point of sale or a travel agency. You can find the forms you need on the website link provided. Pets must be at least 15 weeks to travel with Air France.


BringFido Guest Rating

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

  • Mike
    More than a year ago
    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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