Emirates

Guide dogs for the blind (seeing-eye dogs) may travel free of charge in the aircraft cabin on direct Emirates flights from European Union member states to Dubai or from Dubai to the US and Canada. Other animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, except for falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan.

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Pet Reservations

You won't find any restrictions on the number of pets you can carry on Emirates flights. However, some countries do impose restrictions on the number of pets that can be carried in and out. Before your departure date, you must make sure that you inform Emirates directly by calling their customer service number on (800)-777-3999. If your flight itinerary includes other airlines, be sure to check their pet policy before travel. For more information on shipping animals as cargo, contact Emirates SkyCargo directly at (+971) 600 566 661.

Pets in the Cabin

Guide dogs for the blind (seeing-eye dogs) may travel free of charge in the aircraft cabin on direct Emirates flights from European Union member states to Dubai or from Dubai to the US and Canada. Other animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, except for falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan.

Pets in Cargo

Pets can be transported in the hold or as cargo with Emirates SkyCargo on some travel routes. On all flights outside of the UAE, falcons, cats, dogs and pet birds can travel as checked baggage in the hold, provided the total journey time (including any transit time) is less than 17 hours. Two adult animals weighing up to 14 kg each may be shipped in the same container if they are used to cohabitation. Animals weighing over 14 kg must travel in separate containers. The charge for the animal(s) and container will depend on the weight and size of the animal plus cage combined. The cost for animals under 23 kg in cages between 59 inches (150 cm) is 500 USD; animals between 23 kg - 32 kg in cages between 59 inches (150 cm) and 118 inches (300 cm) is 650 USD; and animals over 32 kg in cages between 59 inches (150 cm) and 118 inches (300 cm) is 800 USD. If your travel plans terminate in Dubai, animals must be transported as cargo. Cages that exceed 118 inches (300 cm) will also need to be transported as cargo instead.

Other Restrictions

Carriers must be secure and meet international safety requirements, including ventilation and structure. There are three different sizes of carrier allowed in the hold on Emirates flights. Smaller carriers should be 59 inches (150 cm); medium carriers should be between 59 inches (150 cm) and 118 inches (300 cm); and larger carriers should be between 59 inches (150 cm) and 118 inches (300 cm). For more information on shipping animals as cargo, contact Emirates SkyCargo directly at (+971) 600 566 661.

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