Small Dog on Airplane in Carrier

Air Transat

Air Transat is a Canadian airline based in Montreal and Toronto. They welcome cats and dogs to travel as checked baggage on a number of their flights.

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Pet Reservations

Air Transat requests that you reserve Fido's spot on board at least 3 days prior to departure to ensure that the maximum number of pets hasn't been reached. You can do this by contacting them via telephone at (877) 872-6728. Passengers will be charged an additional $30 CAD fee to cover costs of inspection.

Pets in the Cabin

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin on Air Transat flights.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Cats and dogs can travel as checked baggage in the cargo hold of Air Transat flights if the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 70 lbs (32 kg). If Fido exceeds this limit, you should contact Air Transat via telephone at (877) 872-6728 to confirm they'll be allowed on board. The fee for transporting pets as checked baggage is $275 CAD to/from Europe; $150 CAD to/from South/U.S.; and $75 CAD on domestic flights within Canada.

Pets in Cargo

Animals who exceed the limitations of traveling as checked baggage may qualify for transport as cargo through Leisure Cargo instead. You can contact Air Transat at (877) 872-6728 to find out more information about your local office.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling as checked baggage, carriers should not exceed 49" x 32" x 36" (123 cm x 81 cm x 90 cm). They should be properly ventilated and provide enough space for Fido to stand up straight-legged, turn around, and lie down inside.

Other Restrictions

Air Transat does not allow the following breeds of animals to travel on board: Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boerbull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, and Tosa.


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