Small Dog on Airplane in Carrier


Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and their largest airline by fleet size, international flights, and international destinations. They welcome animals to travel in the hold on a number of their flights.

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Pet Reservations

The number of pets allowed as cargo on Qantas flights is limited, so they advise you booking Fido a spot on board as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. You can do this by contacting the Customer Service Team at (800) 227-4500. If you are booking more than 1 animal crate, you need to contact the Cargo Department in Australia at (+61) 13-12-13 for more information.

Pets in the Cabin

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin on any Qantas flights.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Pets and their carriers who don't exceed 143 lbs (65 kg) can be transported on the same flight as you in the hold. The fee for this service varies depending on the size of your animal and your travel plans. You can find out more by entering your pet's specifics at the website. If you're traveling with your pet, the prices will be cheaper than sending them by cargo.

Pets in Cargo

If your pet is travelling on their own, internationally, or within 24 hours of departure, you can call Qantas Freight in Australia at (+61) 13-12-13 for more details and prices. More than 1 pet may travel in the same carrier if they are from the same species, are similar in size and weight and are used to cohabitation. Each pet must weight less than 30 lbs (14 kg).

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the hold, the maximum carrier size is 50" x 24" x 32" (129 cm x 62 cm x 82 cm). Your animal will need to have enough room inside the crate to sit comfortably, stand up, and turn around easily without touching the sides or roof. Pets must be provided with water that is accessible to them from inside the carrier.

Other Restrictions

The following breeds are not accepted to travel with Qantas: Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Pit Bull Terrier, Perro De Presa, Canario and Presa Canario. Additionally, kittens and puppies under 8 weeks of age and animals that demonstrate aggressive behaviors or show excessive chewing or cage destruction will not be allowed to travel. Brachycephalic (snub-nosed) dogs (full bred only), such as French Bull Dog, Bull Dog British/English, Pug, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, American Terrier, and Staffordshire Terrier, and Japanese Chin are permitted on flights no longer than 5 hours in length and no more than 2 sectors per journey.


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