Travelling with your pet is already a stressful enough ordeal for many pet owners, especially when going by airplanes. Being away from your companion for long flights can make the experience all the more difficult.
For pet-owners who prefer to keep their pets with them while travelling rather than placing them in the hold, many airlines allow pets to board in the cabin for easier and less stressful journeys!
Before You Set Off
Before setting off on your journeys, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary documents required to allow your pets to travel. Make sure you check with your chosen individual airline beforehand, as well as the respective country’s government websites to ensure all your documents are in order!
Now that you’re ready to kick off your journeys, here’s a list of 5 Airlines that allow pets in the cabin:
Note: No UK airlines flying to commercial airports allow pets to travel in the cabin, but instead allow pets to be placed in the hold for a fee.
Number of Pets Allowed: 1 small cat/dog per passenger
Type of Pets Allowed: Cats, small dogs and service dogs
$50+ for flights within Canada and USA
$100+ for international flights
Additional Policies: It is recommended that you arrive 30 minutes prior to recommended check-in time as you must see an agent upon check-in. Pets must fit into closed carriers which fit under the seat.
Number of Pets Allowed:
First Class: 2 pets
Business Class: 2 pets
Main Cabin: 4 pets
Type of Pets Allowed: Cats, small dogs, small birds and service/emotional support animals. Larger dogs must travel in cargo.
Extra Charges: Costs may differ based on destination.
USA/Canada/Puerto Rico: $125 USD
International Destinations: $200 USD/ EUR/CAD
Brazil: $75 USD
*Note: Service pets and emotional support animals can travel free of charge.
Additional Policies: Pets are accepted at a first-come, first-serve basis so it is recommended that travelers arrive early to check-in counters. Pets brought on board must fit into small, ventilated pet carriers which fit under the seat in front of you.
Type of Pets Allowed: Cats and small dogs
Number of Pets Allowed: 1 pet per customer
Extra Charges: $125
Additional Policies: Pets must be in FFA-approved pet carriers. Extra fees and booking should be handled before check-in, either through the company website, application or by calling at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583).
Number of Pets Allowed: 2 pets in economy class, 1 pet in business class.
Type of Pets Allowed: Cats, dogs and small singing birds
Extra Charges: 70+ TRY
Additional Policies: Reservations for live animals should be made and confirmed no later than 6 hours prior to the flight. Pregnant animals or pets under 10 weeks old are not allowed on flights.
Type of Pets Allowed: Cats, small dogs and rabbits
Number of Pets Allowed: 2 pets per passenger
Extra Charges: 50-100 EUR , depending on country of travel and destination
Additional Policies: Minimum age for pets to travel varies between 12-16 weeks based on destination. Pets must be in a soft-sided, small carrier that can be securely fastened.
Make sure you read each individual airline’s pet policy regulations, and call to inquire about specific circumstances before booking your travels!