Air France is a French flag carrier airline. They welcome pets to travel in the cabin and hold on many of their flights.Visit Website
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 aircraft, 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
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). On most Air France flights, pets must be over 10 weeks old to travel in the cabin. However, on flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana, pets must be at least 15 weeks old. Each passenger may travel with 1 animal in the cabin. Air France does not accept pets in the business cabin on intercontinental flights. The fee for passengers traveling with pets on flights in Metropolitan France and 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. Pets traveling in the hold must be at least ten weeks old. Fees for transporting pets vary depending on your travel destination. The pet fee for passengers with pets traveling in Metropolitan France is 60 EUR; within the Caribbean is 75 EUR; in Europe or between Europe and North Africa or Israel is 100 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 200 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Pets must stay in the bag during the whole flight. 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. Your pet 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.
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.
More than a year ago
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.