Turkish Airways

Turkish Airlines allows dogs, cats, and small birds (goldfinches, budgies, canaries) with a maximum combined weight for pet and carrier of 8 kg (17 lbs) to travel with passengers inside the cabin. Dogs and cats with respiratory problems are recommended to be carried in the cabin, as long as they meet the required size and weight restrictions. Dogs and cats, and cats and birds, are not permitted on the same plane. If fellow passengers provide documented proof of a medical allergy to either dogs, cats, or birds, pets will not be allowed in the cabin. Guide dogs and emotional support pets are accepted in the cabin free of charge as long as the required vaccination records, identity cards, and medical certificates are provided. Pet fees vary depending on your travel itinerary. For domestic flights, the minimum fee is 70 TRY. For international flights, the total weight of the pet and carrier will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee of that route. The minimum fee charged for transit flights and flights with stopovers is between 35 USD and 150 USD.

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Pet Reservations

Turkish Airlines requires passengers traveling with pets to have all necessary permissions approved a minimum of six hours prior to departure. This includes valid vaccinations, health certificates, and entry permits. Passengers with guide dogs must have their reservation approved at least 48 hours in advance of the flight time. The following breeds are not admitted on any Turkish Airlines' flight: American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, doberman, pincher doberman, and Rottweiler. The pilot makes the final decision on whether pets can travel. If ventilation conditions are insufficient, animals will not be allowed to travel in the hold. You can call Customer Support at 1-800-874-8875 prior to booking for further details.

Pets in the Cabin

Turkish Airlines allows dogs, cats, and small birds (goldfinches, budgies, canaries) with a maximum combined weight for pet and carrier of 8 kg (17 lbs) to travel with passengers inside the cabin. Dogs and cats with respiratory problems are recommended to be carried in the cabin, as long as they meet the required size and weight restrictions. Dogs and cats, and cats and birds, are not permitted on the same plane. If fellow passengers provide documented proof of a medical allergy to either dogs, cats, or birds, pets will not be allowed in the cabin. Guide dogs and emotional support pets are accepted in the cabin free of charge as long as the required vaccination records, identity cards, and medical certificates are provided. Pet fees vary depending on your travel itinerary. For domestic flights, the minimum fee is 70 TRY. For international flights, the total weight of the pet and carrier will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee of that route. The minimum fee charged for transit flights and flights with stopovers is between 35 USD and 150 USD.

Pets in Cargo

Pets who exceed the 8 kg weight limit can travel on the same flight as their owners in the baggage compartment on some Turkish Airlines' flights. Pet fees vary depending on your travel itinerary. The total weight of the pet and container will be multiplied by the excess baggage fee applicable on the route to find your pet fee. The minimum fee on shorter flights is 140 USD; each intermediary flight on shorter journeys has a minimum fee of 35 USD; and transit flights have a minimum fee of 300 USD. Flights with stopovers have a minimum fee ranging between 70 USD and 300 USD; prices on each intermediary flight on longer journeys range between 75 USD and 150 USD.

Other Restrictions

Pets traveling in the passenger cabin must remain in a well-ventilated carrier no larger than 23 x 40 x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in). Pets who share a carrier must be of the same species and cannot exceed the required weight limit and carrier size. A maximum of two carriers per passenger are allowed, but only one is permitted in the cabin. Pets traveling in the hold must be of sufficient size, properly ventilated and watertight. All carriers must be labeled with the passenger's name, address, telephone number, and the name of the pet(s).

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