Brussels Airlines

Service animals (seeing-eye, hearing, and assistant dogs) are allowed in the cabin free of charge. Other cats and dogs that weigh less than 8 kg (including carrier) can travel in the cabin with their owners as well. On flights to the United Kingdom, Brussels Airlines doesn't accept any pets in the cabin. On all other flights where pets are allowed, they must be clean, healthy, and odorless. Animals can't be under the age of 12 weeks and must not annoy other passengers on the flight. One way flights for smaller dogs within Europe cost 50 EUR (70 USD); and intercontinental flights cost 70 EUR (90 USD).

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Pet Reservations

Travelling with a pet in the aircraft cabin is subject to availability and the airline should be informed upon reservation. Transportation of animals in the hold of the aircraft is subject to a fee and must also be pre-approved by the airline. Make sure you get the correct documents together for your travel destinations before traveling with your pet. Brussels Airlines can't accept liability for the failure of the clearance of pets due to incorrect documentation. You can find out more details about travel documents and more by emailing cargosupport@brusselsairlines.com or contact the Customer Service Center at 866-308-2230 (US) or (+32) 090-251-600 (BEL).

Pets in the Cabin

Service animals (seeing-eye, hearing, and assistant dogs) are allowed in the cabin free of charge. Other cats and dogs that weigh less than 8 kg (including carrier) can travel in the cabin with their owners as well. On flights to the United Kingdom, Brussels Airlines doesn't accept any pets in the cabin. On all other flights where pets are allowed, they must be clean, healthy, and odorless. Animals can't be under the age of 12 weeks and must not annoy other passengers on the flight. One way flights for smaller dogs within Europe cost 50 EUR (70 USD); and intercontinental flights cost 70 EUR (90 USD).

Pets in Cargo

Only cats and dogs can be transported in the hold, all other animals must be shipped as cargo. Just like animals in the cabin, pets must be clean, healthy, and odorless. Costs for transporting animals in the hold varies depending on your travel destination. Small animals in a 53 cm x 36 cm x 38 cm (3 kg) cage incur a charge of 100 EUR (130 USD) each way when traveling within Europe and 150 EUR (200 USD) on intercontinental flights. Large cages with dimensions 66 x 46 x 48 cm (5 kg), 80 x 56 x 55 cm (8 kg), 91 x 61 x 66 cm (10 kg), 102 x 69 x 88 cm (13 kg), 121 x 81 x 88 cm (20 kg) incur a charge of 200 EUR (300 USD) each way for flights within Europe and 300 EUR (450 USD) for intercontinental flights.

Other Restrictions

For animals traveling in the cabin, carrier bags must be a leak and smell-proof, soft-sided bag that can be placed safely under the seat of the passenger. Your pet needs to remain completely inside the closed bag (including tail and head) during the whole flight. The three dimensions of the bag may not exceed 118 cm / 45 inches and must be provided by the pet owner. However, 2 adult animals are allowed in the same bag if they are familiar with each other and provided they do not exceed the total maximum weight of 8 kg / 18 lbs, including the bag. Animals up to 6 months old of the same litter, up to a maximum quantity of 3, are allowed in the same bag, provided they do not exceed the total maximum weight of 8 kg / 18 lbs, including the bag.
A maximum of 2 adult animals up to 14kg each, that are familiar to each other, may be shipped in the same container. Animals over that weight must travel individually. Animals up to 6 months old of the same litter, up to a maximum quantity of 3, may be shipped in the same container.

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BringFido Traveler Rating

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

  • Nov. 16, 2017
    Great

    I moved to Burundi in East Africa for work and I took my dog. I was very very nervous because it was the first time my dog was flying and it was a really long flight (two 9 hour flights with a 4 hour layover). Brussels Airlines was excellent, the airline attendants were very compassionate and accommodating and made sure to double check with ground staff to see if the dog was in the plane. And they made sure to tell me that they adjusted the temperature so that my dog was comfortable. Although, I was not supposed to see my dog in between flights, they gave me special permission to check on her. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take her out of the crate, but she seemed to be doing okay-just a bit nervous. On the way back, I had a similar experience. Overall, they were great and I would fly with then again.

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