Lufthansa

Small dogs and cats, who weigh up to 8 kg (including carrier), may be transported in the passenger cabin for a fee. Trained assistance dogs are also permitted in the cabin at no extra cost, as long as they behave appropriately in a public space (no barking, growling, or jumping up at people or other animals). Passengers are allowed to bring a max of two animals (dog or cat) in the cabin (in an approved transport container). The animal must be stowed in the container under the seat in front of you or attached to your safety belt by its lead in the container. The costs for small dogs and cats depends upon the route and is charged only once per flight direction. For containers sized 55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 inches, the fee is 50 euros (70 USD) within Europe and 70 euros (100 USD) for intercontinental trips.

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Pet Reservations

The number of pets permitted to fly in the cabin is limited, so it is important to book your pet's ticket as early as possible. You should call (800) 645-3880 for reservations, and tell the agent that you are traveling with your pet.

Pets in the Cabin

Small dogs and cats, who weigh up to 8 kg (including carrier), may be transported in the passenger cabin for a fee. Trained assistance dogs are also permitted in the cabin at no extra cost, as long as they behave appropriately in a public space (no barking, growling, or jumping up at people or other animals). Passengers are allowed to bring a max of two animals (dog or cat) in the cabin (in an approved transport container). The animal must be stowed in the container under the seat in front of you or attached to your safety belt by its lead in the container.
The costs for small dogs and cats depends upon the route and is charged only once per flight direction. For containers sized 55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 inches, the fee is 50 euros (70 USD) within Europe and 70 euros (100 USD) for intercontinental trips.

Pets in Cargo

Dogs and cats, who weigh more than 8 kg (including carrier), may be transported in the air-conditioned cargo hold on the same plane as you. You must provide your own container for your animal. No more than two animals per passenger are permitted in the cargo hold (in one or two approved transport containers).
Fees vary by destination: Medium containers cost 100.00 EUR (150.00 USD) for flights within Europe; and 150.00 EUR (200.00 USD) for intercontinental flights. Larger containers cost 200.00 EUR (300.00 USD) for flights within Europe; and 300.00 EUR (400.00 USD) for intercontinental flights.
Dogs that cannot fit in larger sized containers, must be transported as cargo. Additionally, if you are unable to travel with your pet, country regulations stipulate that animals must be transported as separate cargo. For this, deviating prices apply and you will need a specialized forwarding agent. For more information, you can contact Lufthansa Cargo directly at 01806-747-100

Other Restrictions

For the transport of small dogs and cats in the cabin, carriers must be securely closed. You must bring your own with you. It is not, as a general rule, possible to purchase one at the airport. The container must be escape-proof, leak-proof, and bite-proof. Small carriers in the cabin can be a maximum of 55 x 40 x 23 cm / 22 x 16 x 9 inches. For pets traveling in the cargo hold, medium carriers can be up to 60 x 45 x 40 cm / 24 x 18 x 16 inches; and larger carriers can be up to 125 x 75 x 85 cm / 49 x 29 x 33 inches.

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BringFido Traveler Rating

Lufthansa has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Oct. 22, 2017
    As good as it gets!

    Used them 3 times now to fly my kids from Germany to the states. It’s easy to book, they take great care of the pets. My dogs are xl and traveled in the special, climated pet compartment in the cargo area. They all arrived in good spirits! Never another airline to fly my kids :)

  • More than one year ago.
    Very easy experience

    Brought my Indian pariah pup home with me to Budapest via Frankfurt from Bangalore, India. Because it was still a very small dog, I took her in cabin. The one thing i would say though is the seats are very low and the small carrier i had did not fit. The height was the problem, not the width. This could have been a very big problem if the plane had been completely full. The staff was very understanding and it was an excellent experience. I will fly Lufthansa again with my dogs. Would put Lufthansa at the top of my list for flying with a dog.

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