First Air

First Air is a Canadian airline based in Ontario. They welcome pets to travel in the cabin and as checked baggage on most of their flights.

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Pets in the Cabin

Small pets are welcome to travel in the cabin if the combined weight with their carrier does not exceed 20 lbs (9 kg). They must be kept underneath the seat in front of you for the duration of the journey. Only 1 pet is permitted to travel in each carrier. The maximum fee for pets traveling in the cabin is $57.49

Pets in Checked Baggage

Pets who exceed the limitations to travel in the cabin may be accepted as checked baggage instead. Only 1 pet is permitted to travel in each carrier in the hold. The fee for this service varies depending on the weight of your pet with their carrier and the size of the carrier itself. Animals weighing between 1-70 lbs (1-30 kg) in small or medium carriers will incur a charge of $114.98; 71-100 lbs (30-45 kg) in large carriers will incur a charge of $155.22; and over 100 lbs (45 kg) in extra-large carriers will incur a charge of $258.69

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the cabin on a 737 Aircraft, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 19" x 16" x 9" (48 cm x 40 cm x 22 cm). For pets traveling in the cabin on an ATR Aircraft, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 18" x 8" x 9" (46 cm x 20 cm x 22 cm). For pets traveling as checked baggage, small carriers can have dimensions of 21" x 16" x 15" (53 cm x 40 cm x 38 cm); medium carriers can have dimensions of 36" x 22.5" x 24" (91 cm x 57 cm x 61 cm); large carriers can have dimensions of 39" x 26" x 30" (99 cm x 66 cm x 76 cm); and extra large carriers can have dimensions of 48" x 32" x 35" (121 cm x 81 cm x 88 cm). All carriers must be leak-proof and provide adequate ventilation. Additionally, they must be large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around, and lie down inside.

Other Restrictions

Metal wire cages will not be accepted on First Air flights. Additionally, some extra large carriers will not be accepted due to aircraft size, type, and the amount of space on board.

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