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Dog Travel Policies for U.S. and Canadian Air Travel

 

The Real Scoop on Pet Air Travel - 2013


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Airline

Cabin - Small Dogs Allowed

Checked Bags - Dogs Allowed

Some Policies - see more below

Reservation Phone number

Approx. Fees (These fees do change often)

For More Details:

Alaska Airlines / Horizon Airlines

Yes

Yes

Pets may sometimes not be allowed as Chked Bags during   winter months; Health Certificate within 30 days; Now allowed to Hawaii with process at:  http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/ai/aqs/info

800-252-7522

$100 each way (cabin), $100 each way (cargo)

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US Airways

Yes

No

The in-cabin weight limit is 20 pounds including the kennel that must be able to fit under the seat. Only 6 pets can be on board at one time. They are not allowed as cargo on any  flights. There are no reservations for dogs so they suggest arriving early.

800-428-4322

$125 each way

For More Details:

Frontier Airlines

Yes

No

Pets are allowed in cabins; they must fit comfortably in a 24 L  X  15 W  X  10 H; The kennel in cabins must be able to fit under the seat, and be in either the aisle or center seats only.

800-432-1359

$75 to $125 each way depending on class of service

For More Details:

United Airlines

Yes

Yes

Contact 800-575-3335 for the "PetSafe" desk; 10 day Health Certificate

Reservations: 800-241-6522
Petsafe:
800-575-3335

$125 each way (cabin), $169 - $219 or more (cargo).

For More Details:

American/American Eagle

Yes

Yes

Dogs, including the kennel, can weigh no more than 100 pounds for the cargo area, 20 pounds in the cabin. Dogs are not allowed in the cabin for International flights to certain countries. Dogs are not allowed to be flown to the UK , and there are no dogs allowed in the cabin on flights to Hawaii .

800-433-7300 

$125 each way (cabin), $175 each way (cargo)

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Air Canada

Yes

Yes

Pets are again allowed on domestic Canadian/North American flights; Health Certificate rqd plus some shots. There are many winter blackout days for cargo travel. Dog plus Kennel max. weight in Cabin - 20 pds. 70 pound max. in cargo (with kennel).

888-247-2262

$50 each way (cabin) - $105 each way (cargo) - North America $270 Elsewhere

For More Details:

Jet Blue

Yes

No

4 pets allowed per flight; 20 lbs or less (with kennel) in cabin. Pets cannot be booked online.

800-538-2583

$100 each way (cabin only)

For More Details:

Delta Airlines

Yes

Yes

Only 4 pets allowed per flight, so check ahead and confirm pet at reservation time.  There is no cert required for domestic flights. Dogs up to 20 pds in cabin. Dogs up to 100 pds in cargo. No snub-nosed dogs in cargo.

800-221-1212

$125 each way (cabin), $200 each way domestic $200 each way Int'l (cargo)

For More Details:

Southwest Air

Yes

No

Dogs in cabin must fit in a carrier under the seat and be no heavier than 10 pds (not including kennel). Reservations with pets must be made by phone. The middle seats have the most room for pets at 19w x 8.25h x 19l

800-435-9792

$75 each way (cabin only)

For More Details:

Virgin America

Yes

No

Pets can only be booked in the Main Cabin (Coach) and can not weigh over 20 pounds including the kennel which can be no larger than 18X15X8. Proof of current vaccinations is required. 

877.FLY.VIRGIN (877.359.8474)

One pet per seat purchased is allowed for a fee of $100 each way. (cabin only)


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More General Pet Travel Information:

U.S. International Health Certificate for Animals (Must be filled out by a licensed Veterinarian)


Customs/Quarantine Pet Restrictions



 
 
 

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