Ethiopian Airlines requires pet owners to register their pet in advance of their departure time. As only 2 pets are permitted in Economy class and 1 in Business, owners should request a spot for their pet as soon as their travel plans are confirmed. You can do this by contacting them directly at (800) 445-2733.
Pets in the Cabin
Ethiopian accepts a limited number of dogs or cats into the cabin on each flight: 2 in Economy class and 1 in business class. The combined weight of the pet and carrier cannot exceed 17 lbs (8 kg) to qualify for travel in the cabin. The fee for this service depend on the size of your animal and travel plans, and is charged at 3 times the usual excess charge rate. The excess baggage fee ranges between $80-270.
For pets traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 21" x 15" x 8" (55 cm X 40 cm X 20 cm). For pets traveling as checked baggage, carriers will exceed 21" x 15" x 8" (55 cm X 40 cm X 20 cm).
They only accept dogs as emotional support animals, provided there is a medical doctor's attestation stating the medical or therapeutic need for the animal to travel in the cabin.