Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam. They welcome passengers and their pets in the cabin and hold on a number of flights.

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Pets in the Cabin

Small cats and dogs over 10 weeks old are permitted to travel in the cabin with their owners if the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 13 lbs (6 kg). Pets must be healthy and odor-free to travel on board. Animals must remain safely stowed under the seat in front of you for the duration of the journey. The fee for pets traveling in the cabin on international flights is divided into zones. Zone A: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong; Zone B: Russia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Australia and other Asian countries (except Zone A); Zone C: France, Germany, United Kingdom and other European/ Middle-East/ African countries (except Russia), and Zone D: The Americas. Animals traveling within Zone A are charged $100; animals traveling within Zone B or between A and B are charged $175; animals traveling within Zone C, or Between C and A or B are charged $200. Domestic flight fees are split into 2 groups. Group 1: Between Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, Can Tho, Playku, Quy Nhon, Phu Quoc; or Between Ho Chi Minh city and Hai Phong, Vinh, Dong Hoi, and Thanh Hoa. Group 2 is classed as all other destinations in Vietnam. Pets traveling within Group 1 are charged 1000,000 VND and Group 2 are charged 500,000 VND.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Dogs, cats, and household birds can travel as checked baggage if they don't meet the requirements to fly in the cabin. The maximum combined weight of pets and carriers should not exceed 70 lbs (32 kg). Just like animals traveling in the cabin, pets must be relatively odor-free and should be well-behaved to qualify for travel in the hold. Each passenger is permitted to bring 1 animal in each carrier in the hold. For animals up to 20 lbs (9 kg) traveling within Zone A, the fee is $50; animals traveling within Zone B or between A and B, the fee is $175; animals traveling within Zone C, or Between C and A or B, the fee is $200; and animals traveling between D and A, B, or C, the fee is $200. For animals between 20-35 lbs (9-16 kg) traveling within Zone A, the fee is $75; animals traveling within Zone B or between A and B, the fee is $125; animals traveling within Zone C, or Between C and A or B, the fee is $225; and animals traveling between D and A, B, or C, the fee is $275. For animals between 35-70 lbs (16-32 kg) traveling within Zone A, the fee is $125; animals traveling within Zone B or between A and B, the fee is $250; animals traveling within Zone C, or Between C and A or B, the fee is $275; and animals traveling between D and A, B, or C, the fee is $200. The fee on domestic flights for animals up to 20 lbs (9 kg) is 500,000 VND; 20-35 lbs (9-16 kg) is 800,000 VND; and 35-70 lbs (16-32 kg) is 1,200,000 VND.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed 14" x 12" x 8" (35 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm). They must have enough space for your pet to stand up, lie down, and turn around inside. Carriers must be constructed of fiberglass, metal, rigid plastics, weld metal mesh, solid wood or plywood. The floor must be solid and leak-proof, and have proper ventilation. For pets traveling in the hold, carriers must have enough space for your pet to stand up, lie down and turn around. The carrier must be constructed of fiberglass, metal, rigid plastics, weld metal mesh, solid wood or plywood. The floor of the kennel must be solid and leak-proof. Wheels must be removed prior to the flight. Carriers must have proper ventilation for travel in the hold.

Other Restrictions

The following breeds of dog are not accepted on board due to health risks and restrictions: Affenpinscher, Akita, American Bulldog, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrrier, Boston Terrrier,Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chinese Pug, Chow chow, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeux, English Bulldog, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldog, Fila Brazillero, Lhasa Apso, Japanese Boxer, Japanese Chin, Japanese Pug, Japanese Spaniel(Chin), Mastiff (all breeds), Pekingese, Pit Bull, Pug, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Spaniels, Tibetan, Spaniel, Tosa, and Rottweiler. The following breeds of cat are also not accepted: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, and Persian.

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