Pet policies of North American airlines.

On this page you'll find a table allowing you to compare the pet policies of various European airlines. Please, do not blindly rely on the information found in this table. Airlines can change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.

Please read all the notes/footnotes carefully before using this table, they can contain additional and/or important information, explanations and clarifications. In order to obtain more information visit the corresponding web page of an airline in question.

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* Guide/Assistance dogs are accepted by almost all (but not all and not on every route) airlines free of charge.

* You must always make a reservation by telephone or online (some airlines require passengers to make a reservation exclusively by phone) and on the whole not later than 24-48 hours before departure.

* Max or total weight describes weight of pet + travel bag/carrier/container/kennel.

* Transportation fees will be lower on domestic flights of airlines, then goes traveling within a specific continent. Usually you'll have to pay more on intercontinental routes.

* Sometimes it's hard to determine even an approximate fee without knowing an exact route (as for Turkish Airlines).

* By airlines as pets are often understood only cats and dogs.

* Most airlines, not accepting animals as carry-on or checked in baggage, will accept them to be carried as cargo: then your pet has to be checked in through cargo terminal.

* Usually no more than 2 animals per flight are allowed.

* Charges listed are per one way only.

* If your pet is traveling as checked-in baggage and transfer time at an airport exceeds 2 hours, you're sometimes required to pay an additional fee for the animal’s care during this transfer.

* Some airlines require pets' reservations to be made not later than 24 hours after your booking or you'll have to face additional charges (Air Canada).

* Your pet container/carrier/bag/kennel is considered to be your personal item in your carry-on baggage allowance.

* Sometimes pets won't be allowed on flights lasting longer than a certain number of hours (Aeromexico: 6h).

* For passengers with pets curbside or self-service check-in is not allowed.

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Airline Registration: phone/page // not later than Pets in the passenger cabin Animals in the cargo hold Links to the airline's Pet Policy web page // to Flight Search
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Aeromexico (1) Aeromexico Contact Info // ? 19x12x10" / 48x30x25 cm 20 lb / 9 kg $60/145 48x44x36" / 120x110x90cm 45 kg / 100 lb $38/46 // 93/104 (call center // airport) Aeromexico Pets on Board
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Air Canada Air Canada Reservations // within 24h of booking 23x40x55 cm / 9x15.5x21.5" 10 kg / 22 lb $50/100 CAD/USD 292 cm / 115" 32 kg / 70 lb $105/270 Air Canada Traveling with Pets
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Air Transat 1-877-TRANSAT (1-877-872-6728) // 72h not accepted as carry-on baggage 81x123x90 cm / 32x48.5x35.5" ? CA $ 75/150/275(2) Air Transat Pet Travel
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Reservations 1-800-252-7522 hard: 7.5x12x17"; soft: 9.5x12x17" 20 lb $100 26X24x36" // 30x27x40"(3) 150 lb $100 Alaska Airlines Carriage of Pets
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Allegiant Air During booking online 9x16x19" ? 20 lb Domestic Flights(4) $100 not allowed as checked-in baggage or cargo Allegiant Air Pet Policy
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American Airlines American Airlines Phone Numbers // 48h 19 x 13 x 9'' ? 20 lb North/South America $125 40 x27x30" / 102x69x76 cm 100 lb / 45 kg North/South America $150-200 America Airlines Pet Policy
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Delta Airlines Delta Airlines Customer Support // 48 Kennel Requirements ? 20 lb $75/125/200 USD/CAD/EUR Kennel Requirements ? >20lb $200 USD/CAD/EUR Delta Airlines Pet Travel Options
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Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines Reservations at 801-401-9000 18x14x8" ? 20 lb Domestic Flights+(5) $75(6) Frontier Airlines does not allow pets to be checked as baggage. Frontier Airlines Traveling with Pets
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Hawaiian Airlines(7) Hawaiian Airlines Reservations // ? 717/767/330/ATR42 16x10x9.5" / 40x25x24 cm 25 lb / 11 kg $35/175 B717/ATR42 40x27x30" // B767/A330 48x32x35" 70 lb $60/225 Hawaiian Airlines Pet Travel
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InterJet InterJet Contact Info // ? 40x30x23 cm 11 lb / 5 kg no extra charges(8) ? 110 lb no extra charges(8) InterJet Fly with Your Pet
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LAN Airlines LAN Airlines Help Center // ? 48h 36x33x19 or 36x33x23 cm 15 lb / 7 kg within Colombia $20, Peru $30, Ecuador $50, other countries $100; International routes $200 As cargo only LAN Airlines Pet Travel
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JetBlue Airways online or 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) $25 per call // 24h 17x12.5x8.5" / 43x32x22 cm 20 lb $100 not allowed as checked-in baggage or cargo JetBlue Airways Traveling with Pets
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Porter Airlines prebook or call at 1-888-619-8622 // 12h hard: 21.5x15.5x9" / 55x40x23 cm; soft: 21.5x15.5x10.5" / 55x40x27 cm 22 lb / 10 kg $50 CAD/USD No pets are permitted in the baggage compartment of any Porter flight. Porter Airlines Pets On Board
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Southwest Airlines 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792) // ? Southwest Airlines Pet Carrier or 18.5x 8.5x13.5'' ? 20 lb Domestic Flights $95 not allowed as checked-baggage or cargo Southwest Airlines Pets FAQs
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Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Reservations Center 801.401.2222 18x14x9" / 46x35x23 cm 40 lb / 18 kg Domestic Flights $110 Spirit Airlines does not transport pets in Cargo at any time Spirit Airlines Pet Policy
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Sun Country(4) Sun Country Reservations 16 x11x8" 16 lb $125(9) / 199 < 34" in height or 48" in width 100 lb $199 Sun Country Pet Policy
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United Airlines United Airlines Customer Contact Center // ? hard: 17.5x12x7.5'' / 44x30x19 cm; soft: 18x11x11'' / 46x28x28 cm ? 20 lb $125(10) Transport your animal as cargo United Airlines Traveling with Pets
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Virgin America while booking, checking-in or at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474) 18x15x8" 20 lb $100(6) Pets checked as baggage are not accepted Virgin America Traveling with Pets FAQs
to Flight Search The animals for emotional or psychiatric aid shall be accepted in the cabin free of charge(11) 158 // 313 cm 32 kg $75/100 // + $10 per kg Terms&Conditions
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Volaris Volaris Services, during registration// ? 17.5x12x7.5" 22 lb / 10 kg $59/99.99 106" 99 lb / 45 kg $53/89.99 Volaris Pet Travel
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WestJet WestJet Reservations: 1-888-937-8538 (1-888-WESTJET) // 48h 40x44x21.5 cm / 16x17.5x8.5" ? 20 lb $50-59.00 101x68x76 cm / 40x27x30" 45 kg / 100 lb $75-88.50 WestJet Traveling with Pets
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(1) Only dogs allowed to travel in the cabin.

(2) A CA $30 fee (plus tax, per animal) will be required for inspection by Agriculture Canada. Arrivals from the U.S. are exempt.

(3) Extra Large (Size 500) kennels are only accepted on Alaska Airlines flights 001-2999.

(4) Within the contiguous 48 United States.

(5) Domestic Flights + Flights to and from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

(6) Carry-on pets count towards a guest's carry-on baggage allowance.

(7) There's no limit on containers accepted as carry-on baggage.

(8) If you're not exceeding free baggage allowance.

(9) An advance conditional reservation for a non-refundable fee.

(10) 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.

(11) Up to 12 kg, professional medical documentation is required.

? You'll see a question mark for topics whenever an airline hasn't provided any definite answers. To be on the safe side use the numbers suggested or research the topic further.

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