Airline Pet Policies in Cabin


Airline Policies in Cabin


See what each airline requires for you to travel with your pet in cabin.


Transportation of pet in aircraft cabin 

Transportation of pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) in aircraft cabin is allowed only if pets are carried in a special case. You are allowed to travel with just one pet, either a dog, a cat or a ferret which will accompany you in the aircraft cabin and must travel within a special case which it is the passenger’s responsibility to provide. If you wish to transport more than one pet, then it is a prerequisite that pets are familiar with each other.

We will give you a disposable pet box (see below), which is available in domestic airports if you do not have your own. The pet box must not exceed 8 kilos. It can be transported only as cabin luggage and should be placed under the seat.

If you have your own pet box, its dimensions must not exceed 55 cm length x 40 cm height x 23 cm width, or 40 cm length x 25 cm height x  25 cm width to be used on DH8-100 and DH8-400 aircraft, as it must be possible to place it below the seat. The maximum permitted weight for a pet, including the case, is 8 kilos. The pet’s health book must be presented for inspection at check-in and the animal must have been fitted with the required ID microchip. When you are travelling abroad, you must also present a pet passport.

The animal must have a valid Anti-Rabies vaccination on the day of travel. The Anti-Rabies vaccination is repeated every year. If the animal had his first Anti-rabies vaccination, it should not travel, unless 21 days have passed from the date of vaccination. The same restriction of 21 days applies in the event that the vaccination is applied after it had expired. 

For a vaccination to be considered valid it must be applied after microchip or tattoo. Practically the animal must be minimum 105 days old in order to be accepted for transportation.

For more information, please contact our Call Centre Department.

Pet Policy


Rules & Restrictions for Pets In-Cabin:

  • Applicable only in Main Cabin
  • Subject to inspection by the Department of Health
  • Rabies vaccination is required (issued within 30 days of travel)
  • Health certificate issued by the Import/Export Deputy Director’s office. Except for USA and Canada
  • Unaccompanied minors are not allowed to travel with pets
  • Pets younger than 16 weeks may not travel
  • Pets undergoing medical treatment are not allowed
  • One per passenger maximum


  • Hard or soft plastic carriers or certain bags (approved for air transportation as specified by the respective service providers) with an interior base made of a single piece of absorbent material and adequate ventilation are acceptable, as long as the dog can turn around and lay down naturally.

  • Total weight including both the weight of the pet and carrier.

  • Food or liquids will not be allowed to provide to the pet during the flight.

  • Widebody aircraft (B777 and B787) applies only in Tourist Cabin because the space under the seats in Clase Premier is insufficient.

Pet Policy


You are welcome to bring your cat or small dog in the cabin with you provided it is small enough to fit and stay comfortably in its carrier under the seat in front of you. You may do so on:

  • Flights operated by Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge
  • Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air

Just remember that your pet in its carrier will count as one standard item toward your carry-on baggage allowance.

Your pet cannot travel with you in the cabin if you:

  • Are an unaccompanied minor
  • Are seated in an exit or bulkhead row
  • Require the use of a medical device that needs to be stowed underneath the seat
  • Are traveling in Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-8 (788), Boeing 787-9 (789) or A330-300 (333) aircraft

Other Restrictions

  • Only one cat or small dog in the cabin is allowed per passenger.
  • Your pet must:
    • Be at least 12 weeks old and fully weaned.
    • Remain at all times in a closed pet carrier stowed under your seat.
  • You’ll need to arrive a full 30 minutes prior to the recommended check-in time for your flight as you must see an agent at check-in. Passengers travelling with pets cannot check in online or at airport self-service kiosks.

Maximum carrier size allowed

Height: 23 cm (9 in)
Width: 40 cm (15.5 in)
Length: 55 cm (21.5 in)

Height: 27 cm (10.5 in)
Width: 40 cm (15.5 in)
Length: 55 cm (21.5 in)

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Animals accepted 
With prior approval from customer service, you can transport a dog or a cat weighing no more than 8 kg / 17 lb (including bag) in the cabin.

Your pet must be at least 10 weeks old and have all required vaccines. On flights within metropolitan France (including Corsica), and between metropolitan France and Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Island, the minimum age for your pet is 8 weeks old. On flights between metropolitan France and French Guiana, your pet must be at least 15 weeks old.

In the Business cabin on intercontinental flights:
Air France does not accept pets in the Business cabin on intercontinental flights. For its own safety, your dog or cat must travel in the hold.

Travel in the cabin for snub-nosed animals 
In high-stress situations, snub-nosed animals, such as pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Pekingese, Shih Tzu or Persian cats, are prone to respiratory problems. Therefore, before attempting to travel by air with your pet, please first obtain advice from your vet.

Transport rules 
Your dog or cat must travel in a special closed travel bag that does not exceed 46 x 28 x 24 cm / 18 x 11 x 9 in. For your comfort on board, Air France recommends that you use a flexible bag.

  • The bag must be well-ventilated and be big enough for your animal to stand up and turn around.
  • The bag must fit in the area underneath the seat in front of you.
  • Under no circumstances may your animal leave its travel bag during the flight.
  • Only 1 animal is permitted per container.
  • Each passenger may travel with only 1 animal.
  • Your pet's travel container is considered an additional baggage item and will incur a fee.

As of November 6, 2017
For safety reasons, animal crates are no longer accepted in the cabin, no matter their dimensions.

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Pets in the cabin

Passengers must be 18 years or older to travel with a pet in the cabin. A passenger traveling with a pet may not occupy an emergency exit row seat, bulkhead, or any seat with an airbag safety belt (row 6 on flight numbers 001-999). The First Class cabin can accommodate a total of one pet carrier per flight, and the main cabin can accommodate a total of up to five pet carriers per flight.

Important notes for travel with your pet in the cabin:

  • The pet carrier counts toward your carry-on bag allotment. You may bring either a pet carrier and a personal item, or a pet carrier and a standard size carry-on bag. You may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a standard size carry-on, and a personal item.
  • A customer may travel with a maximum of 2 pet carriers in the main cabin, only when the adjacent seat is purchased by the same customer.
  • Pets allowed in the passenger cabin are dogs, cats, rabbits, and household birds. Dogs and cats must be at least 8 weeks old and must have been fully weaned.
  • Up to 2 pets of the same species and similar size may travel in the same carrier, provided no body parts protrude from the carrier and the animals are not in distress.
  • The pet must stay in its container (including head and tail) at all times while on board, and be stowed under the seat during taxi, takeoff, and landing.
  • Animals with offensive odors or those that create a noise disturbance must travel in the climate-controlled baggage compartment.

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Pets must be small enough to fit and stay comfortably in a kennel under the seat.

To be accepted for travel, your pet carrier must:

  • Be within the listed dimensions above
  • Be clean and leak-proof with absorbent bedding made of material that is safe and non-toxic to the animal
  • Fully enclose the animal and be escape-proof
  • Have adequate air ventilation
  • Be free of tears, cracks, or breaks
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Carry-on pets

On American flights you can bring 1 kennel as your carry-on bag if:

  • You pay the carry-on pet charge
  • Your pet is at least 8 weeks old
  • Your pet stays in the kennel and under the seat in front of you the entire flight

Kennel guidelines for carry-on pets

We assume no liability for the health or well-being of carry-on pets. These rules are enforced:

  • Pets must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in their kennel
  • Non-collapsible kennels can’t exceed 19in x 13in x 9in
  • Soft-sided collapsible kennels can be larger if they're made of water-repellant material, are padded or have nylon mesh ventilation on 2 or more sides

Kennel limitations

We can only accept:

  • 7 kennels on American flights, excluding service animals
  • 5 kennels on American Eagle flights; 1 in First

Contact Reservations to make arrangements for your pet in advance.

Resevations and ticket changes 

Flying in First / Business on an A321T?

  • Pets need to be in their kennel and stored in a special compartment at the front of the plane during taxi, take-off, landing and turbulence
  • The combined weight of the carrier and your pet can’t exceed 20lbs; weighed at check-in

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Traveling With Pets

Please bear in mind that we can only accept healthy cats and dogs when the pet owner is booked on the same flights under the following conditions:

  • weaned puppies or kittens with a minimum age of at least 12 weeks
  • up to 2 puppies or kittens from the same litter, in an adequate transport container weighing max. 8 kg each
  • a maximum of 2 adult animals up to 14 kg each, that are used to each other in an adequate transport container

Advance Notification by Telephone

Please let us know at the time of booking that you wish to travel with your pet. We'll check the applicable transport conditions and the possibility of loading and will inform you accordingly.

Each passenger can take a maximum number of 2 animals on a flight.

Notification and further information: +43 5 1766 1000

Small Dogs and Cats in the Passenger Cabin

If you want to travel in the cabin with your small cat or dog, it must be placed in a soft, leak and smell-proof transport container. The combined weight of the animal and container must not exceed 8 kg, the max. pet container size is 118 cm (length + width + height) for easy stowage in front of your seat.

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What to keep in mind

  • We accept dogs and cats and on domestic flights in Colombia we accept small ornamental birds
  • We do not transport, in the cabin or in the hold, live exotics birds, protected or endangered species. 
  • If you want to travel with a pet as carry-on baggage, you must have enough space to accommodate it under the seat in front of you. 
  • The service is available for all routes except transatlantic routes (Flights to Spain or the United Kingdom)
  • You must have a bag to transport your pet. If you do not have one, we can sell it to you. This service is subject to availability. Currently, we do not have bags for sale on flights within Ecuador. 
  • Your pet must remain inside the bag during all phases of the flight. 
  • For further information on some sanitary requirements for pets, please check the tab: Travel permits.
  • Animals must always wear a collar, leash and muzzle (except if morphologic features impede the use of the latter) during their time at the airport and outside their container. 
  • For domestic flights in Colombia, you must present the vaccination card or certificate, signed by a veterinarian with the professional license number. 

Weight of the pet (including case): 10 kilograms (22 pounds)
Height of the pet: 20 centimeters

Pet carrier dimensions: 90 centimeters (35 linear inches)
Length: 40.6 centimeters + width 27.9 centimeters + height 20.3 centimeters (Length 16 linear inches + width 11 linear inches + height 8 linear inches)​

Only soft carriers are accepted, as long as they can be fit under the passenger seat and comply with the dimensions provided above.

Service Restrictions​
  • Cats and dogs of under 8 weeks of age are not accepted, as their size makes them more prone to dehydration during the transport. Please keep in mind that the minimum required number of weeks of age allowed for the entry to a given country may vary according to regulation set at the destination. Therefore, we suggest researching all of this information beforehand.
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Pets in cabin

Travelling with a pet in the aircraft cabin is subject to availability and must be pre-notified and purchased at the time of reservation. An additional fee applies per one way flight.

Please contact our Service Centre to check the availability on the flight. Please note that max. 2 bags per cabin compartment are allowed. More than 2 bags may be accepted in the same compartment, provided they are not in close proximity.

Transportation of animals in cabin is subject to governmental regulations concerning import, export and transit of live animals.

Pets allowed in cabin are:

  • Small domestic animals: Only dogs and cats that weigh less than 8kg (including the pet bag, which must fit under the seat in front of the passenger) are accepted. 
  • Service animals: Only seeing-eye, hearing or assistant dogs are accepted. They are accepted free of charge, without restrictions of weight or size.

The conditions for acceptance

The animal:

  • must be clean, healthy, harmless and odourless
  • may not be under the age of 12 weeks (16 weeks for the USA) 
  • may not annoy other passengers
  • must be booked in advance via our Service Centre
  • need to be kept in a soft-sided, leak and smell-proof bag during the whole flight
  • has to remain completely inside the closed bag (including tail and head) during the whole flight
  • may be pregnant, only if accompanied by a veterinary certificate certifying that the animal is fit to travel and there is no risk of birth occurring during the journey

The bag for animals in cabin must be:

  • leak and smell-proof
  • a soft-sided bag that can be completely stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. The 3 dimensions may not exceed 118 cm / 45 inches.
  • provided by the passenger (can be bought at Brussels Airlines ticketing office at Brussels Airport for €45)
  • maximum 1 bag per passenger. However, 2 adult animals are allowed in the same bag if they are familiar with each other and provided they do not exceed the total maximum weight of 8 kg / 18 lbs, including the bag. Animals up to 6 months old of the same litter, up to a maximum quantity of 3, are allowed in the same bag, provided they do not exceed the total maximum weight of 8 kg / 18 lbs, including the bag.

Seating restrictions:

Guests travelling with a pet in cabin may not be seated:

  • At the emergency exit rows
  • On the first row on narrow body aircrafts
  • In close proximity of each other

The documents needed for the animal: 

The passenger must provide all necessary documents such as:

  • export, import or transit permits
  • health and/or vaccination certificates
  • animal ID 

Pug-nosed dogs and cats

Please note that the carriage by air of pug-nosed dogs and cats (breed like pugs, bulldogs, boxers, Pekinese and all cross-breed as well as Himalaya, Persian and exotic short-hair cats) as Pet in Cabin (PETC) and Live Animals in Hold (AVIH) or Cargo is submitted to the acceptance of a discharge. If you wish to transport your pet as Pet in Cabin (PETC) and Live Animals in Hold (AVIH) please fill in following discharge. Should your pet be transported as Cargo, please fill in this release form instead. Afterwards, send your form duly completed to

Pet Policy



Dogs, cats and household birds* can travel with you in the cabin for a one-way fee*, collected at check in, to/from the following destinations:

  • U.S./Canada: $125 USD/CAD
  • Virgin Islands: $200 USD/CAD
  • Puerto Rico: $125 USD/CAD
  • Outside the U.S.: $200 USD/CAD/EUR
  • Brazil: $75 USD

CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe. Fees established by the contract of carriage in effect at the time of ticket issuance will apply.

*Household birds are only permitted to travel on domestic U.S. flights. 

Special cases:

For any travel to or from South Africa, Hong Kong or the United Kingdom — with the exception of service animals — pets must travel as cargo and are not permitted in the cabin.

For travel to Hawaii, pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin, and other restrictions may apply. See Pets to Hawaii for details.

*CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe. Fees established by the contract of carriage in effect at the time of ticket issuance will apply.

The following restrictions apply to pets traveling as carry-on baggage:

  • Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a kennel without touching or protruding from the sides of the kennel and with the ability to move around.
  • The kennel must fit under the seat directly in front of you.
  • Maximum carry-on kennel dimensions are determined by your flight. You must contact Delta Reservations to determine the appropriate kennel size.
  • Your pet must remain inside the kennel (with door secured) while in a Delta boarding area (during boarding and deplaning), a Delta airport lounge and while onboard the aircraft.
  • Your pet must be at least 10 weeks old for Domestic travel.
  • Your pet must be 16 weeks old if traveling to the U.S. from other countries and must be at least 15 weeks old for European Union travel.
  • Your pet counts as one piece of carry-on baggage. Pet in Cabin fees still apply.
  • One pet is permitted per kennel with the following exceptions:
    *One female cat/dog may travel with her un-weaned litter if the litter is a minimum of 10 weeks old to 6 months of age.
    *There is no limit on the number of animals in the litter. 

Exception: 2 pets of the same breed and size between the age of 10 weeks and 6 months may be allowed to travel in 1 kennel, providing they are small enough to fit into one kennel and are compatible. They will be charged as 1 pet.

Please note : Delta does not accept pets in the cabin to/from the following locations: 

  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Dakar
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Jamaica  
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates

Pets are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call Delta in advance at 800-221-1212 to arrange to bring your pet on board. To ensure the comfort of all of our passengers, Delta limits the number of total pets per flight.

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Animals are not allowed on EasyJet flights, apart from recognized registered guide and assistance dogs.

Pet Policy


Animals are not permitted in the cabin of Emirates flights, with the exception of falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Pet Policy

  • A one-way, directional charge of $75 will apply and may be paid in advance during booking. If you do not pay in advance, you’ll need to pay when you check-in your pet. In addition to the travel container for your pet, you are allowed either a personal item (8”H x 14”W x 18”L) OR a carry-on bag (10”H x 16”W x 24”L). An additional fee will apply for the carry-on bag.
  • We do not allow pets to be checked as baggage.
  • Be sure to look into the applicable laws, customs, and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which your animal is being transported. This is your responsibility. Also remember to obtain your pet’s required health documents.
  • We recommend that pets have food or water within four hours of departure.
  • Only certain animals are allowed in the cabin:
    • Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States. Sorry, no reptiles or arachnids (and please, no lions, or tigers or bears).
    • Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations.
  • Pets are allowed in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
  • You may not sit in row one or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
  • For safety reasons, your pet must remain in the travel container at all times. If your pet is disruptive, it’s up to you to soothe him/her without taking him/her from the pet container.
    Please Note: While it might be tempting to help comfort your pet, most veterinarians advise against sedating pets for travel since the effects of tranquilizers on animals at higher altitudes are unpredictable.
  • We ask that you do not provide food or water to your pet while traveling on the aircraft. The stress of traveling, the motion of the aircraft, and other factors could make your pet uncomfortable.
  • Please Note: No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
  • The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
  • Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
  • We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
  • Your pet must stay in its container at all times.
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Acceptance in the cabin

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Pets in cabin

Small dogs and cats are allowed to fly in the cabin by meeting the following requirements:

  • Only one animal per passenger may be accepted for carriage in the passenger cabin.
  • The maximum permitted size for the in-cabin animal container/kennel is 40 x 30 x 22 cm (15 x 12 x 9 in). In addition, your pet shall no exceed 25 cm (10 in) of height.
  • The maximum allowable weight for both, the pet and its in-cabin container/kennel, is 5 kg (11 lb). If the container/kennel exceeds the maximum size and/or weight mentioned, the passengers will be required to tender the animal as checked baggage.
  • Only soft containers/kennels are allowed in the cabin because they need to be stored under the seat directly in front of the passenger.
  • The pet must remain in the container/kennel for the entire duration of the trip.
  • The in-cabin animal and its container/kennel may not be carried in lieu of carry-on baggage. The charge for transportation of a pet (except for service and emotional support animals) and its container/kennel in the passenger cabin is $34.00 CAD.
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Flying with your Pet


  • There is a pet fee of $100 each way.
  • It is best to book early. A limited number of pets are allowed on each flight.
  • Only one pet per customer is allowed.
  • Your pet carrier can not exceed 17"L x 12.5"W x 8.5"H and the combined weight of your pet and the carrier must not exceed 20 pounds.
  • Your pet and carrier count as one carry-on bag onboard.
  • We can not accept pets going to Jamaica (MBJ and KIN), Barbados (BGI), St Lucia (UVF) the Cayman Islands (GCM) and Trinidad and Tobago (POS).
  • We don't allow pets on interline flights
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Flying with your Pet

If your pet is traveling with you in the cabin in your container, please ensure that the animal has enough space to stand up in its natural position, turn around and lie down. § Your pet must remain in its container throughout the entire flight. § During take-off and landing or if the aircraft is affected by turbulence, the container must either be stowed under the seat in front of you or secured with a lead to your seat belt. § Please note that, should your travel planning include other airlines, you must also obtain approval for traveling with your pet from these other airlines.

Maximum of two pets per passenger

Please note: each passenger is only allowed to take a maximum of two pets (in an acceptable container) with them.

- A maximum of two pets (dog or cat) in the cabin (in an acceptable container) 
- One pet (dog or cat) in the cabin (in an acceptable container) 

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Pet Travel Restrictions

  • Southwest Airlines does not accept pets (cats or dogs) traveling without a Customer.
  • Pets are not permitted to travel with Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Pets are not allowed to travel in-cabin on international flights or any itinerary that includes an international flight.
  • Customers traveling with a pet may not occupy an exit row or a seat with no forward under-seat stowage.
  • Southwest Airlines will only carry pets in the cabin; pets are not permitted as checked baggage.
  • There will be no more than six (6) scheduled pet carriers per scheduled flight. However, from time to time, circumstances may allow for more (or fewer) than six (6) pet carriers per scheduled flight.
  • Cats and dogs must be at least eight (8) weeks old for travel.
  • The animals must be harmless, not disruptive, odorless, and require no attention during flight.
  • Cats and dogs must remain in the carrier (including head and tail) and the carrier must be stowed under the seat in front of the Customer (owner) for the entire duration of the flight.
  • Southwest Airlines will not be responsible if a Customer misses a flight due to the need to take the cat or dog to an outside relief area. Flight departures will not be delayed or held in order for connecting Customers to take a pet to an animal relief area.
  • If the pet becomes ill during the flight, oxygen or other first aid procedures will not be administered.
  • In the event of an emergency, an oxygen mask may not be available for the cat or dog.
  • Southwest Airlines assumes no liability for the health or wellbeing of carryon pets.
  • Southwest Airlines will not accept pet remains in the cabin of the aircraft.

Pet Carrier Requirements:

  • Southwest Airlines allows only one pet carrier per ticketed Passenger.
  • The carrier may contain two (2) cats or dogs and must be of the same species per carrier.
  • The cat or dog must be completely inside the pet carrier and be able to stand up and move around the carrier with ease.
  • Pets must be secured in the pet carrier at all times while in the gate area, during boarding/deplaning, and they must remain in the carrier for the entire duration of the flight. Failure to follow this requirement may result in denial of transportation of the pet onboard Southwest Airlines.

Note: Pet carriers are considered either a personal item or a carryon item. A Customer may board the aircraft with either a pet carrier and a personal item or a pet carrier and a regular size carryon bag. A Customer may not board the aircraft with a pet carrier, a regular size carryon bag, and a personal item. The pet carrier must conform to all carryon baggage regulations.

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Important guidelines when bringing your pet:

  • Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for pets traveling with guests in the aircraft cabin.
  • Spirit only allows small domestic dogs, domestic cats and small household birds on the aircraft.  
  • Birds are not allowed to and from cities in Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
  • Exotic pets such as snakes, spiders, rodents, etc. will not be accepted. 
  • A maximum of 2 pets per container is permitted, but only one container per guest is allowed. 
  • Animals must be able to stand upright and move about comfortably in the container. 
  • The pet should be at least eight (8) weeks old and fully weaned. 
  • The animal must be harmless, inoffensive, odorless, and require no attention during the flight. 
  • In the event the animal becomes offensive or causes a disturbance during transit; it will be removed. 
  • The pet cannot be ill, violent, or in physical distress. 
  • Advance notice is recommended but not required. 
  • You may choose to sit anywhere you wish with the exception of the first row and emergency exit rows.
  • The combined weight of the pet and carrier may not exceed 40 pounds (18.14 kg).

Pet Carrier Guidelines 
The container must be inspected and approved by Spirit and able to fit underneath the seat in front of the guest traveling with the animal. (Maximum container size is 18"x14"x9" (45.72cm x 35.56 cm x 22.86cm)) in over all dimensions (L x W x H). The combined weight of the pet and carrier may not exceed 40 pounds (18.14KG). The pet must be able to stand and turn around in the container.

International Travel 
Spirit Airlines does not accept animals on international flights, except in the case of service animals.

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  • Only one pet per ticketed passenger is allowed. Advance arrangements are required and availability is limited.
  • When traveling with a pet, you cannot be assigned a seat in row one, the exit row, or in the first row in Coach Class. Middle seats are most desirable and offer the greatest under-seat space. Aisle seats are undesirable due to under-seat obstructions.
  • A maximum of four pets as carry-on baggage will be accepted per flight total, with a maximum allowance of two pets in First Class.
  • Pets will not be accepted on connecting flights.
  • Pets will not be accepted on stopover flights greater than five hours in duration.
  • No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
  • You are responsible for complying with applicable federal, state, and local, or ordinances related to pets.


  • You must provide a carrier for your pet that has a leak-proof bottom and is well ventilated.
  • Your pet in its carrier is considered a carry-on item and must be included in your regular carry-on allotment.
  • Only one pet per carrier is allowed.
  • Your pet must be small enough to fit comfortably in a carrier without touching or protruding from the sides of the carrier and allows space for the pet to easily stand up and move around. Most pets under 16 pounds will meet this requirement.
  • The kennel must fit under the seat directly in front of you in a carrier that is no larger than 17"L x 13"W x 9"H. Your pet must remain in its carrier during the entire flight. Your pet will be most comfortable under a middle seat.
  • Sun Country does not have carriers available at the airport.
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Transport in the cabin (less than 8 kg)

  • The following animals will travel in the cabin

    Dogs and cats weighing up to 8 kg (weight including transport container). Larger dogs with protective or assistance functions (e.g. guide dogs for the visually impaired).

  • Requirements

    You must transport your animal in a soft container that is clean, escape-proof and scratchproof. The maximum container size is 55 x 23 x 40 cm.

  • There must be enough space in it for the animal, which must remain fully in the transport container for the entire flight. It is not allowed to run around in the cabin.

  • Your animal must be clean and healthy and must not annoy any of the passengers. It must not be dangerous or pregnant, and must not smell.

  • The transport container must be large enough for the animal to stand in its natural position, to turn around and to lie down.

  • The transport container must be stowed under your seat during the entire flight. Due to the design of the seats in the Airbus 330/340, this is not possible in SWISS Business (except in the last row) or SWISS First. Our crew will stow the transport container in the cloakroom, in one of the overhead luggage compartments or under another passenger seat during take-off and landing.

  • There are no size and weight restrictions for dogs with protective or assistance functions. They travel free in the cabin, and do not have to be in a transport container.

  • Emotional support dogs are only accepted free of charge on SWISS flights to/from the USA (including direct connections). For flights outside the USA the emotional support dog will be transported in the cabin or cargo department depending on weight and size – additional charges apply.


Kindly note: Each passenger is permitted to take a maximum of two animals with him/her (in an approved transport container).

Transport can be in the cabin and/or in the hold:

  • A maximum of two animals (dog or cat) in the cabin
  • One animal (dog or cat) in the cabin and one animal in the hold
  • A maximum of two animals in the hold (in one or two approved transport containers)

Dogs and cats may travel only once they have reached the age of 12 weeks. For flights from/to USA, it is permitted from 16 weeks.

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TAP allows the following animals to be transported in the cabin:

  • PETC: Small pets in cabin (cats and dogs);
  • ESAN: Emotional support animals (dogs);
  •  SVAN: Service animals (guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, assistance dogs for people with reduced mobility, and search and rescue dogs).
  • Maximum weight of the carrier with the animal inside: 8 kg / 17 lbs
  • Carrier dimensions (length x width x height): 40cm x 33cm x 17cm / 15in x 12in x 6in

Cabin transport rules

See the conditions for transporting animals here. Ensure the comfort of your four-legged friends.

  • Only dogs and cats can be transported in the cabin.
  • Approval to transport animals in the cabin or hold is subject to availability of space, the type of animal, the total combined weight of the animal and its carrier, the type of plane used for the flight, the cabin where the passenger is seated and entry restrictions imposed by the destination country.
  • The animal must be completely inside the carrier (including head and tail) during the entire flight.
  • Each passenger can carry only one animal carrier and the carrier can contain no more than one animal of the same species.
  • If the animal meets the requirements for transport in the cabin and approval is granted, the animal’s carrier must be placed under the seat in front of the passenger responsible for the animal so that it does not block free movement in the cabin.
  • The animal may not occupy a seat or move about in the cabin.
  • There must be enough space inside the box for the animals to move about.
  • The passenger may use their own carrier (soft-sided).
  • The carrier cannot be larger than the indicated dimensions.
  • The box must be watertight (able to hold animal fluids).
  • The animals must be clean, healthy and odor-free.
  • They must not be a danger to or disturb other passengers.
  • Females cannot be pregnant.
  • We are unable to carry cats or dogs in the executive cabin on long-haul flights (except assistance dogs on some services)
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Pet permitted to be carried within the flight cabin

Pets such as cats and dogs or caged birds like parrots and canaries can be carried in the flight cabin as long as there are no passengers who have provided us with a medical report stating they are allergic to animals. The depth, width and height of the cage or container must not exceed 23x40x55 cm, and must not exceed 8 kg with the pet inside. The capacity for carrying pets in the flight cabin will vary depending on the aircraft.

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In-cabin pets

Advance reservations for in-cabin pet travel are required.

United allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and household birds (excluding cockatoos) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125 service charge each way. There is an additional $125 service charge for each stopover of more than four hours within the U.S. or more than 24 hours outside of the U.S.

In-cabin pet kennels

A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel. The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times. The maximum dimensions for hard-sided kennels are 17.5 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7.5 inches high (44 cm x 30 cm x 19 cm). The recommended maximum dimensions for soft-sided kennels are 18 inches long x 11 inches wide x 11 inches high (46 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm). Soft-sided pet carriers may exceed these dimensions slightly, as they are collapsible and able to conform to under-seat space without blocking the aisle. With the exception of birds, there may only be one pet per kennel, and the animal must be able to stand up and turn around comfortably. Two birds may travel in the same kennel.

Other restrictions

  • Pets are not permitted on flights to, from or through Australia, Hawaii or Micronesia (including Guam).
  • Pets are not permitted to travel with unaccompanied minors.
  • Pets must remain in kennels with the door secured at all times while in the boarding area and on board the aircraft.
  • The customer is responsible for complying with all applicable state and country entry requirements.
  • Pets younger than eight weeks are not permitted.
  • Pets must travel on the same flight(s) as the customers who are responsible for them.
  • In the event of an emergency, oxygen service will not be available for pets.
  • United’s in-cabin pet policy applies to flights operated by United and United Express only. For codeshare flights, please check the operating carrier’s in-cabin pet policy. If you are traveling on multiple airlines, please check with each carrier individually to ensure acceptance. United can only accept your pet for flights operated by United and United Express.
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Please note that Virgin America and Alaska Airlines merged, effective 2018. 

Virgin America is a pet-friendly airline that accepts cats, dogs, household birds and domesticated rabbits in the Main Cabin of the aircraft. Guests with pets cannot be seated in the Main Cabin Select seats (bulk head and exit row) or the First Class cabin.

A maximum of 5 pet carriers are allowed in the Main Cabin. It is thus highly recommended to contact reservations in advance at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474) in order to accommodate your pet.

Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks old and weaned.

The total weight of the animal and carrier cannot be above 20 pounds.

Pets must stay enclosed in their carriers while onboard and in the airport terminal.

We allow one pet carrier for each purchased seat, although up to two pets of the same species and of similar size may occupy the same carrier provided they fit comfortably and are not in distress. Approved carry-on pets include cats, dogs, household birds and domesticated rabbits, and yes, carry-on pets count towards a guest's carry-on baggage allowance.

To ensure the safety of all of our guests, whether 2 or 4 legged, the pet carrier must:

  • If a soft sided carrier, not exceed 17 inches (long) x 11 inches (wide) x 9.5 inches (high).
  • If a hard sided carrier, not exceed 17 inches (long) x 11 inches (wide) x 7.5 inches (high).
  • Have proper ventilation and a floor designed to absorb and retain solids or liquids.
  • Be secure enough to prevent the escape of thepet, prevent any part of the pet from protruding, and plenty of room for the pet to move freely.
  • Fit directly under the seat in front of the guest. It is STRONGLY recommended that a soft sided case is used in lieu of a hard sided case since most hard sidedpet carriers are 10" in height and will not fit under the seat. (Virgin America has carriers available for purchase just in case yours doesn't fit!).
Pet Policy


Pets traveling as carry-on must have room to stand, sit and move naturally in their kennel. Depending on the type of aircraft, you may be required to sit in a window seat due to space limitations beneath non-window seats. Please be aware that if you are traveling with a cat on a flight where a guest with a severe allergy to cat dander is also traveling, we may be required to move you toward the rear of the aircraft to meet the Canadian Transportation Agency's seating separation requirement. If this is required, you will be notified before you board your flight, and you will be seated to allow for a minimum of five rows between the persons with a disabling allergy to cats and your cat.

Pet types (species) accepted in the cabin: Birds (see entrance requirements), Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

Total # of pets accepted per guest and per kennel: One

Maximum # of kennels accepted per flight: Four (4) - Boeing 737-600, Boeing 767-300, WestJet Encore Bombardier Q400 
Two (2) – Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800

Size restrictions (per kennel) beneath the seat
Your kennel is considered to be your personal item* in your carry-on baggage allowance. You may need to adjust your kennel to fit within the maximum height and depth available beneath the seat. Please note, space beneath the seat varies by aircraft type. *Bookings made on or before February 16, 2016 may be allowed if larger than documented, provided the kennel can still be safely stowed beneath the seat. The use of a narrow kennel is recommended, as any kennel unable to fit will be denied travel.

41 cm L x 21.5 cm H x 
25.4 cm W (16 in. L x 8.5 in. H x 10 in. W)

Kennel must be: 


Kennel must not be: 

Able to allow the animal's head to stick out
A duffle bag, gym bag or other type of non-kennel bag

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