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XL Airways

XL Airways, formerly Star Airlines, is a French airline based at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. They welcome pets to travel in the cabin and hold on most of their flights.

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Pet Reservations

XL Airways aircraft are subject to quotas concerning the number of animals they can carry, so please let them know that you intend to travel with your pet at the time of your reservation by calling the Call Center at 1-877-496-9889.

Pets in the Cabin

Dogs and cats over 3 months of age are welcome in the cabin with XL if the combined weight of the pet and carrier is under 15 lbs (7 kg). Pets must remain inside their carrier for the duration of the flight. Passengers should only bring odorless animals on board. The pet fee is $55 per animal each way.

Pets in Checked Baggage

Pets who exceed the 15 lbs (7 kg) weight limit to fly in the cabin can be transported as checked baggage in the hold instead. The combined weight of the pet and carrier must not exceed 110 lbs (50 kg) to qualify for travel in the hold, although some exceptions may be made for animals and carriers weighing under 165 lbs (75 kg). Animals will be transported in a pressurized compartment with ventilation and heating to ensure they have a comfortable journey. The fee for transporting Fido in the hold is $77 per animal each way.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the cabin, carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 21" x 15" x 9" (55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm). It must be a closed soft bag or closed cage that is large enough for the animal to move around comfortably and approved for air travel. For pets traveling in the hold, carriers must not exceed 48" L x 32" W x 35" H (122 cm x 81 cm x 89 cm). Only 1 animal is permitted to travel in each carrier. Dogs and cats must be able to lie down, turn around, and stand up comfortably inside. It must be durable enough to withstand being dropped. Wooden cages should be locked using a padlock and reinforced in the corners with tape. The bottom of the carrier should be covered with a blanket, newspaper or other absorbent material.

Other Restrictions

The breeds of animal that are not permitted to travel with XL Airways are Staffordshire Terriers (pitbulls), American Staffordshire Terriers (pitbulls), Mastiffs (Bœrbœls), Tosas, Rottweillers, Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Bull Terrier, Pug, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Chow Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, Japanese Chin, King Charles spaniel, Tibetan Spaniel, Brussels Griffon, Small Brabant Griffon, Lhasa Apso, Mastiff or Old English Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Shar pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, or Persian cats.


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