LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines, is considered the largest airline in South America. They allow pets into the cabin and hold on certain flights.Visit Website
Pet owners should request pet travel service at least 48 hours prior to their flight. As this service is subject to availability, you should request it as soon as you make your reservation by calling the Customer Service Team at 866-435-9526. You will need a certificate from a veterinarian, issued up to 10 days before the flight, confirming that your pet is in good health to travel.
Pets in the Cabin
LATAM Airlines welcomes pet dogs or cats into the cabin if the pet and the carrier do not exceed 15 lbs (7 kg). Your pet must be older than 8 weeks, or over 4 months when traveling to the United States. The fee for flights within Brazil is 200 R; Colombia is $20; Ecuador is $45; Peru is $45; Chile, Argentina and between Asuncion and Ciudad del Este is $75; South America is $200; and all other international flights is $250.
Pets in Checked Baggage
Dogs and cats older than 8 weeks old can travel in the aircraft hold on LATAM flights. If you are traveling on routes to/from Europe, Oceania, Argentina and Aruba, or on connections with IB, BA, QF and AC, the maximum weight for pets and carriers is 70 lbs (32 kg). For other destinations, the maximum weight is 100 lbs (45 kg). You can transport up to 2 adult dogs of a similar size in the hold, weighing a maximum of 30 lbs (14 kg) each, and up to 3 puppies of the same litter, up to 6 months of age, in the same carrier. LATAM considers small pets to be under 50 lbs (23 kg), medium pets are between 50-70 lbs (24-32 kg), and large pets are between 72-100 lbs (33-45 kg). Flights within Ecuador and Columbia are $50 for small, $65 for medium, and $80 for large; within Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Paraguay are $60 for small, $80 for medium, and $100 for large; within Brazil are 500 BRL for small, 700 BRL for medium, and 900 BRL for large; regional flights are $125 for small, $200 for medium, and $275 for large; and International flights are $150 for small, $225 for medium, and $300 for large.
For animals traveling in the cabin, hard-sided carriers must have maximum dimensions of 14" x 13" x 7.5" (36 cm x 33 cm x 19 cm) and soft carriers must have maximum dimensions of 14" x 13" x 9" (36 cm x 33 cm x 23 cm). Carriers must be strong, well-ventilated, large enough for the animal, and secure. For animals traveling in the hold, carriers must have maximum dimensions of 118" (300 cm). Carriers should be solid, waterproof, and have an absorbent floor. They must have one open end, holes in three other walls, and spacer bars to prevent baggage from interfering with air circulation. The cage must be at least twice as wide as the animal and long enough to allow your pet to lie down without touching the sides. There must be a distance of at least 2" (5 cm) between your pet's head (when standing up) and the top of the cage.
For your pet's safety, short-muzzled breeds of dogs and cats are not permitted to fly in the cabin or in the hold of the aircraft. The following breeds of dog are also forbidden to travel with LATAM Airlines: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Bulldog (all breeds), Cane Corso or Italian Mastiff, Chow Chow, English Toy Spaniel, Brussels Griffin, Japanese Chin (Japanese Spaniel), Lhasa Apso, English Mastiff, Pekingese, Pug (all breeds), Chinese Shar-pei, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel, Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, American Bully, Akita Ken, Argentinian Mastiff, Brazilian Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Japanese Tosa, American Staffordshire Terrier (Amstaff), English Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Staffie), American Pitbull Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, and Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff).